by JULIE HA
Actor Sung Kang, best known for his film roles in Better Luck Tomorrow and the Fast and the Furious franchise, will be gracing the cover of KoreAm’s June issue and talking about his latest project for the small screen. You’ll have to wait a few more weeks until you can get your hands—or eyes—on it, but you can catch Kang’s new TV series, Gang Related, which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. on Fox.
Kang plays Detective Tae Kim, part of an elite Los Angeles Police Department Gang Task Force. It’s his first role as a TV series regular, and the role was created for him by the show’s creator and executive producer Chris Morgan, who wrote several of the Fast and the Furious movies.
“[Chris] sees me as a quintessential alpha-male Korean,” Kang tells KoreAm’s Ada Tseng, “and what he wanted to do was to present a character that seems like he’s always brooding and pissed off, but humanize him with a dark backstory.”
The Wire’s Ramon Rodriguez, Terry Quinn of Lost fame and the Wu Tang Clan’s RZA also star in the Fox series.
Image via Fox.