Orlando, get ready for your close-up. Maybe.
Eddie Huang's memoir "Fresh Off the Boat," about growing up in Orlando, will become an ABC pilot.
Will it become a series? Stay tuned.
Behind the controls will be Nahnatchka Khan, who created "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23." The story will be set in the 1990s and focus on Huang's family and his uneasy youth.
Will it be set in Orlando?
"It's a pilot in the early stages of development, so it's possible that the locale will change," an ABC spokeswoman said.
In a New York Times review of the book earlier this year, Dwight Garner wrote: "Mr. Huang, who was born in 1982, grew up in Orlando, Fla., America’s least interesting city, where wit and soulfulness run afoul of zoning laws. There his Taiwanese father — who came to America because it was "the land of opportunity, free love and the Bee Gees," the author says — ran a string of increasingly successful seafood and steak restaurants."
"My experience at Rollins is huge part of me," Huang told the Sentinel's Heather McPherson. "My professors embraced and recognized my rebelliousness. They understood where I was coming from. Because of that, it made me want to get my life together."
And now his life could become an ABC series.