Freeform is set to drop its newest pilot, AZNBBGRL which takes place in SoCal's Little Saigon community. The leads are played by Cathy Bui, Kim Lynn Do and Jazelle Villanueva, three Asian American teenagers looking for their coming-of-age moment. Their want to break away from generational expectations and set their own goals for themselves comes when a street gang offers them a way out.
This was Jazelle's first tv/film audition for the year and she is stoked to be portraying Dang-Dang. She says on social media, "There is so much to say on how I even got to this point. This was my first actual tv/film audition of 2022 and ever. I just wanted to bring it all."
According to Deadline, "Bui will play Anh, who’s focused on getting into a top college — a dream that’s derailed when she and her best friend Jenny are forced into a scheme that leads them to a street gang. Do plays Jenny, who’s part of a well-off family but feels constrained by her parents’ expectations. After a traumatic event, she enlists Anh in a dangerous scheme. Villanueva plays Dang-Dang, who can’t seem to escape her troubled past. Initially at odds with Jenny, she forms a surprisingly deep connection with her and Anh."
Other cast members include Quentin Nguyen-Duy, who plays Richie, rising gang member and former nerdy classmate to the three friends. Alejandro Akara plays Gabriel, Anh's ex-boyfriend while Audrey Huynh plays Bella, Jenny's younger sister. Cat Ly portrays Anh's aunt, a Chinese Vietnames restaurant owner who gets schemed.
Stay tuned for more info on the show and any important upcoming dates!
Cover Photo Credit: Jazelle Villanueva Instagram