The CNN host's six-part docuseries will delve into the lives of some of the people responsible for the more than 45,000 Asian restaurants in the United States, and explore the "complicated journey of the Asian community, past and present." HBO Max says the docuseries comes at a "critical time," alluding to the recent wave of anti-Asian violence. Ling has been one of the vocal Asian-American stars calling to #StopAsianHate. HBO Max says "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." Ling adds: "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. 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."
TOPICS: Lisa Ling, HBO Max, Take Out with Lisa Ling, Asian Americans and TV, Documentaries