‘Beef’ first look: Steven Yeun, Ali Wong go head-to-head in A24’s dark comedy

Lee Sung Jin (“Dave,” “Silicon Valley”) is the creator, showrunner, and executive producer of the Netflix series.

Officially, Ali Wong vs. Steven Yeun in the new Netflix series from Silicon Valley and Dave writer Lee Sung Jin.

“Beef” stars Yeun Danny Cho, a bankrupt entrepreneur who has an accident with Amy Lau (Wong), a self-employed entrepreneur. After a collision on the road, Danny and Amy’s lives become intertwined with ups and downs.

The 10-episode dark comedy series was created by showrunner and executive producer Lee, who reunites with “Tuca & Bertie” executive producer Wong on the show. Yeun also works as an executive producer through his company Universal Remote. “Beef” is executive produced by Jake Schreier and directed by Governor Hikari, and will world premiere as a selection of episodes at SXSW Closing Night 2023.

The official synopsis reads: “Beef” follows the aftermath of a road rage incident between two strangers. Danny Cho, a bankrupt entrepreneur with a chip on his shoulder, goes head-to-head with Amy Lau, a self-employed person with a picturesque life. The rising stakes of their behavior reveal their lives and relationships in this darkly comic and deeply moving series.

Maria Bello, Joseph Lee, Young Mazino, David Choe, Patti Yasutake, Ashley Park, Justin H. Min, Mia Serafino and Remy Holt round out the cast.

“Beef” hails from A24 and debuts on Netflix on April 6.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with Lee Sung Jin and help bring this rich series to life, along with the inimitable Steven Yeun and Ali Wong,” said Jinny Howe, Netflix’s vice president of drama development and original series, in a press statement. . “Sung Jin has created a bold and sometimes outrageous world. It’s an honest and powerful character study of two people searching for a connection in the most unlikely of ways.”

Creator Lee added, “Ali Wong, Steven Yeun, A24 and Netflix. This is a dream team and I am honored to work with them. I’m also grateful to the guy who yelled at me in traffic three years ago. I didn’t let him go and now we have a show.”

Lee said Vanity Fair that Wong “didn’t hold back” as an actress, and even broke out in hives after filming the season finale. “There was so much of the toxicity of that character,” Lee said, citing “The Sopranos” as a major influence on the show’s tone.

“Beef” premieres April 6 on Netflix. Check out the first look images below.

Beef.  Ali Wong as Amy in episode 101 of Beef.  BC Courtesy of Netflix © 2023

Ali Wong in Beef


Beef.  (LR) Ali Wong as Amy, Joseph Lee as George in episode 102 of Beef.  BC Courtesy of Netflix © 2023

Ali Wong and Joseph Lee in Beef


Beef.  (LR) Steven Yeun as Danny, Young Mazino as Paul in episode 102 of Beef.  BC Courtesy of Netflix © 2023

Steven Yeun and Young Mazino in ‘Beef’


Beef.  Steven Yeun as Danny in episode 106 of Beef.  BC Courtesy of Netflix © 2023

Steven Yeun in Beef


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