HBO Max is emerging as a major destination for animation. Its latest acquisition is Chinos, an original animated series idea from celebrity chef and media personality Eddie Huang, which it won in an auction.
The streaming platform has committed to a put pilot for the series, which is described as an “exploration of the subcultures in Los Angeles through the Asian-American experience.” Raf Martinez, Huang’s producing partner under their Color Correct banner, will executive produce, as will comics artist and designer Bernard Chang and tattoo artist Dr. Woo. Chang is also art director on the project.
Huang commented on the show to Deadline, which broke the news of the deal: