Actor and comedian Joel Kim Booster will star and serve as showrunner for Quibi series Trip, a romantic comedy set on New York City’s Fire Island. The show will be developed by Booster (The Other Two, Sunnyside) and Jax Media, which produced Netflix’s hit series Russian Doll and The Other Two.
Booster will write the show, a queer, modern-day rom-com, primarily inspired by Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. The story revolves around best friends set to enjoy a monster summer vacation, with a host of intriguing characters along the way.
“For the last couple of years I’ve been threatening to pitch a gay Pride and Prejudice adaptation that takes place entirely on Fire Island and I finally found a platform foolish enough to do it!!” Booster tweeted Wednesday.
For the last couple of years I’ve been threatening to pitch a gay Pride and Prejudice adaptation that takes place entirely on Fire Island and I finally found a platform foolish enough to do it!! https://t.co/ta6bkQxu4L— Joel Kim Booster (@ihatejoelkim) September 25, 2019
The writer is said to be a standout via early previews of NBC’s new comedy Sunnyside, which premieres Thursday.
NBC, the queer Asian network— Tony Choi (@tonykchoi) September 16, 2019
– Bowen Yang on SNL
– Joel Kim Booster on Sunnyside
– Lilly Singh on A Little Late with Lilly Singh
– Nico Santos on Superstore
Going along with the rest of Quibi’s–the weirdest app in the streaming wars–upcoming programming, the show will be served in 10 minutes or less.
Aside from his writing and TV appearances, Booster is known for his standup comedy. He released Model Minority in 2018, which covered racism within the LGBTQ community, growing up as an adopted child to white parents, and his non-adherence to Asian American stereotypes.