Streamer HBO Max has given a six episode series order to the docuseries “Take Out” from Part2 Pictures that follows journalist Lisa Ling as she takes viewers behind the counter and into the lives of the people and families who run some of America’s over 45,000 Asian restaurants. The logline: Asian restaurants representing the diverse people and cuisines of the continent are as ubiquitous as McDonald’s, and each one of them has a unique and compelling story. Lisa explores the storied and complicated journey of the Asian community, past and present, at a critical time, while zig-zagging the country celebrating the joy that the little white take-out box can bring.
“It is time that we learn about a community that has been integral to America’s development but has largely been ignored by American history,” said Lisa Ling in a statement. “My own family’s path to their American dream started in a Chinese restaurant, and I cannot wait to learn the stories of those whose journey paralleled mine throughout different parts of this country.”
“Take Out” is is produced by Part2 Pictures with executive producers Ling and David Shadrack Smith.