Fresh Off the Boat is an American sitcom series, loosely inspired by the life of chef and food personality Eddie Huang and his book Fresh Off the Boat. It is the first American sitcom in two decades to star an Asian-American family and to air on American network primetime since Margaret Cho’s ‘All American Girl’ which aired for one season in 1994. The show has garnered critical acclaim throughout its run and has had a huge fan following. It has been created by Nahnatchka Khan and officially premiered on ABC on February 10, 2015, with two preview episodes being released a week earlier.
Although the real Huang has ended association with it, he is still credited by the show. He narrated the first season but found himself getting frustrated with things and went on to say, “I don’t recognize it. I don’t think it is helping us to perpetuate an artificial representation of Asian American lives and we should address it.”
Fresh Off the Boat registered itself as the ‘first Asian-American family comedy to air on TV in two decades’ on its release in 2015. On achieving the title, Randall Park, the star of the series had said, “For the past five seasons there have been other Asian families on TV, but right now we might be the only one, at least on network TV, which is unfortunate. But hopefully, things will change.”
Fresh Off the Boat Season 5 Cast: Who is in it?
All the main cast members were back for the fifth season, this includes Hudson Yang as Edwyn Huang, the eldest brother and a die-hard hip-hop and rap fan, Randall Park as Louis Huang, Constance Wu as Jessica Huang, Forrest Wheeler as Emery Huang, Ian Chen as Evan Huang, Lucille Soong as Grandma Jenny Huang, Chelsey Crisp as Honey Ellis and Ray Wise as Marvin Ellis. Recurring cast members including the staff at the steakhouse and Eddie’s school friends were also seen in season 5. The main cast along with the recurring cast should be back for season 6 as well when it is renewed.