Talk about a power couple — Daniel Dae Kim and David Henry Hwang are teaming together to executive produce a TV adaptation of “First Rule of Ten,” the popular book series by Gay Hendricks and Tinker Lindsay.
The show comes after the success of the Kim-executive produced “The Good Doctor” on ABC — which premiered in September last year and is now one of primetime’s ratings leaders — and marks his company 3AD’s first collaboration with ITV Studios America, with which he inked a two-year deal last year.
“The books tell a beautifully universal story from a uniquely Asian American perspective,” Kim said in a statement.
“First Rule of Ten” follows Tenzing Norbu, a young monk who leaves his Tibetan monastery for Los Angeles. According to the synopsis, “Ten” is “forced to reconcile the differences between the Buddhist teachings he’s grown up with and the new fast-paced lifestyle filled with temptations,” before finding himself entangled in the private investigation business.
Hwang is a Tony Award-winning playwright best known for the critically acclaimed Broadway play “M. Butterfly.”
Also executive producing will be Jennifer Yee McDevitt and Lindsay Goffman.