The premiere for Fox's newest show The Cleaning Lady that features a Cambodian-Filipino family, specifically Reyna played by Elodie Yung who enters a darker world to save her family. Originally, the story centered around a Filipina, but due to re-casting Reyna (Yung) is a Cambodian doctor who works in Manila and is married to a Filipino husband, Marco Salonga. Fox's The Cleaning Lady is the network's first show to be produced by and star Southeast Asian actors and characters. It's the first of its kind in the primetime slot.
According to Deadline, Reyna's son was diagnosed with a rare disorder and she comes to the U.S. for medical treatment to save her son. However, the system fails their family and Reyna is forced to take measures into her own hands and become a cleaning lady for the mob. She needs to find balance between her morals and doing whatever it takes to keep her family together.
Fox extends its representation on-screen through Ruby Ibarra. Ruby announced that she's been partnering up with the network to create new songs for the whole series with Mark Isham and Nick Isham. It's a special opportunity for her and it's history in the making. No news yet as to what kind of sound she'll be bringing to the show, but we know Ruby's first track is called, "Runaway." We're so excited to hear it!
Also, something else you don't want to miss on the pilot is Director Marie Jamora. She's taking the reins in the first episode and it's not her first rodeo. Earlier this year, she made her television directorial debut in season 6 of OWN Network's "Queen Sugar." Catch The Cleaning Lady, January 3rd on Fox.
Cover Photo Credit: Ruby Ibarra Instagram