We’ve been celebrating Women’s History Month by honoring all the women who’ve broken barriers and helped advance the fight for women’s rights. But these heroes deserve more than just a month, and unfortunately, many of history’s most incredible women seldom get the recognition they deserve (if any, ever). However, Lucy Liu is officially working to bring these historical heroes to light with a new anthology series.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show is called Unsung Heroes. and is being developed by Liu’s company, Moonvision Entertainment, along with ABC Studios International. Liu’s manager, Maryellen Mulcahy and ABC Studios’ Ruth Secunda will join Liu as executive producers. The Elementary star is also set to direct the first episode.
Since Unsung Heroes will be an anthology series, each episode will chronicle the life of a different, groundbreaking woman. So far, the studio has announced that the first episode will focus on Anna May Wong, who is considered the first Chinese American movie star. Although she was often cast in stereotypical roles, Time magazine notes that in the 1920s, when Wong was at the height of her career, it was extremely rare for actors of color to star in Hollywood films at all. At the time, Asian characters were frequently played by white actors.
We couldn’t be more excited for this show and to learn more about Wong and all of the other women that Unsung Heroes profiles.