Tom Lin’s The Thousand Crimes of Ming Tsu goes to the small screen, Deadline reports†
Topic Studios, the production company behind the Netflix movies the laundry service and Mucho Mucho Amorwon the rights to Lin’s novel, published last year by Little, Brown.
Lin’s book follows a 19th century Chinese-American crime fighter determined to take revenge on the men who kidnapped his wife. Last month, Lin won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction for the novel, becoming the youngest author ever.
“I love working with people of such talent and energy as Blue Marble and Topic Studios, and can’t wait to see Ming Tsu and his journey come to life,” said Lin. Deadline† “To be able to explore and expand the fabled American West in this way, centered on a Chinese American, is truly a dream come true.”
Theresa Kang-Lowe (the upcoming pachinko) produces the series. Executive producers include Lin, Maria Zuckerman (the Mauritanian), Quan Phung (The Mikado Project), Michael Bloom (Roman J. Israel, Esq.), and Caroline Garity.
Kang-Lowe praised Lin for his ‘gripping and nuanced writing’.
“Ming Tsu’s story is one of unrepentant American resistance, and seeing the Western told from an Asian-American point of view is unique and entertaining,” she said.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.