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Netflix Orders Adaptation of Helen Wan’s ‘Partner Track’ Starring Arden Cho

Netflix has ordered an adaptation of Helen Wan’s “Partner Track” from Jax Media.

The series will be created by Georgia Lee, starring Arden Cho, Bradley Gibson, Alexandra Turshen, Dominic Sherwood, Rob Heaps, Nolan Gerard Funk and Matthew Rauch.

“Partner Track” centers on Ingrid Yun (Cho), an idealistic young lawyer, struggles with her moral compass and her passions as she fights to climb the partner track at an elite New York City law firm. The season will consist of 10 episodes.

“We are so deeply excited to bring this story of an Asian American woman trying to break the glass ceiling at an elite law firm to life,” said Lee.

Added Jinny Howe, vice president, original series, Netflix: “We’re proud of the incredible team assembled to bring to life ‘Partner Track,’ an empowering story told through the eyes of our Asian-American lead character Ingrid Yun, played by the talented Arden Cho. Full of fun and romance, this is a contemporary and insightful look at the added pressures for women and those of underrepresented backgrounds in the workplace today.”

“Partner Track” will be executive produced by Lee and Sarah Goldfinger, who serve as co-showrunners; Kim Shumway; Tony Hernandez and Kristen Campo. Wan is a consultant on the series. Julie Anne Robinson will direct the first two episodes, with Tanya Wexler, Kevin Berlandi, Lily Mariye, and Charles Randolph-Wright directing the others.

Wan is repped by CAA and Josh Getzler of HG Literary.

Rauch is repped by Trice Koopman at Koopman Management, Michael Kelly Boone at SMS Talent and Peter Sample at Jackoway Austen Tyerman Wertheimer Mandelbaum Morris Bernstein Trattner & Klein.




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