"Tigertail" will follow the life of a Taiwanese immigrant who seeks to reconcile his past and build a better future for himself.
Alan Yang's directorial debut is shaping up to be a grim, if totally heartfelt, story of love and family.
Netflix has released the trailer for Yang's "Tigertail", which will premiere on the streaming service on April 10. The film initially focuses on a young Pin-Jui (Hong-Chi Lee), who moves to the United States from Taiwan in search of a better life, although the measure forces him to get an arranged marriage instead of keeping the woman he loves.
When it turns out that the United States is not exactly the land of opportunity that Pin-Jui had hoped for, he is stuck in a loveless marriage, has a tired and thankless job, and, as the trailer explicitly says, breaks down inside. As the film progresses several decades, an old Pin-Jui (Tzi Ma) seeks to mend his past and finally build the life he once dreamed of.
Other "Tigertail" stars include Joan Chen, Yo-Hsing Fang, Kuei-Mei Yang, Kunjue Li, and Fiona Fu.
Yang told his Twitter followers Thursday that the film is a love letter to his family and Asian immigrants, whom he noted are facing a particularly difficult time in the United States due to current events.
"The trailer for" Tigertail "is here" Yang said on Twitter. "Share it with anyone who needs to escape for two minutes today, especially Asian-Americans, who are facing an unprecedented moment in our history. This movie is a love letter to my family and to all Asian immigrants. "
Yang has credits in several acclaimed television series; He was a writer on 16 episodes of "Parks and Recreation," directed two of the NBC comedy episodes, and also played a recurring supporting character on the series. He also served as executive producer on the Apple TV + anthology series "Little America," which premiered earlier this year and has become one of the streaming service's most prominent titles. Yang also served as a writer and executive producer on the 2014 comedy "Date and Switch."
Yang also co-created Netflix's "Master of None," which won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe, as well as Amazon Prime Video's short-lived comedy "Forever." "Master of None" was particularly well received, with its second season garnering an A criticism of IndieWire's Ben Travers.
Check out the trailer for "Tigertail" below: