The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun Starring In Violent Road Rage Series
Steven Yeun and Ali Wong star together in the upcoming Netflix series Beef, and the trailer has just arrived.
Two terms or phrases that we have all become more than accustomed to in our lives are road rage, and the grass is greener on the other side; but what happens when these two concepts meet each other? Netflix answers that question with the limited series Beef, starring Steven Yeun and Ali Wong. Of course, ten episodes about road rage may seem excessive until you see it is brought to us by A24, who cleaned up at the Academy Awards with The Whale and Everything, Everywhere, All at Once.
The trailer dropped by Netflix gives us a look at the almost ridiculous circumstances that kick off a chain of events that last for a full ten episodes. On one end of the spectrum, you have Danny Cho (Steven Yeun), who is a failed contractor that seems to be at the end of his rope when he begins to back his truck out of a parking spot, only to have someone in another car lay on their horn and flip him the bird. On the other end is Amy Lau (Ali Wong), an entrepreneur who seems to be locked in a picture-perfect life that she finds to be suffocating and unhappy.
The two meet and are pushed over the edge against each other in what is described as a comedic drama.
It may be described as a dramedy, you can bet there will be a litany of deep, emotional scenes with the cast at the showrunner’s disposal. While Steven Yeun may be best known as the lovable Glen from The Walking Dead, he is also someone with the chops to do much deeper performances, as evidenced by his Academy Award-nominated performance in Minari, which he also produced. He lost out on the award for Best Actor to 2020’s Anthony Hopkins for his role in The Father, where he was also up against Chadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Gary Oldman for Mank.
Steven Yeun won’t have to do all the heavy lifting; while he will carry the more dramatic scenes with his background, Ali Wong will lead him through the comedic scenes with her abilities. She started as a stand-up comedian and has worked with Chelsea Handler and Amy Schumer, but has moved into films where she worked opposite Benicio Del Toro, Salma Hayek, Kelly Reilly, and Vanessa Redgrave. She is best known for her roles in Always Be My Maybe and Birds of Prey with Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn.
While Beef may be a limited series that will give us ten episodes of these two people on opposite sides of the spectrum of success blowing off steam by going head-to-head with each other, deeper themes are likely involved. At some point, Steven Yeun and Ali Wong will begin to see themselves in each other and focus their energies elsewhere, or they may go full anger-management issues on each other. Either way, fans are in for a wild ride.