FRESH OFF THE BOAT is a family sitcom that takes place in the 1990s and follows the story of Eddie Huang’s Taiwanese family as they make their way from Chinatown in Washington, DC to Orlando, Florida. They open up a steak restaurant and experience serious culture shock while pursuing the American Dream.
Young Eddie’s parents are Louis (Randall Park) and Jessica Huang (Constance Wu). Louis loves everything American and moves his family to open Cattleman’s Ranch Steakhouse. Unlike Jessica, he believes in the good of people. Jessica is a strong, protective mother who’s also a frugal, business-minded woman who doesn’t believe in wasting anything.
Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang) is the family’s eldest son who loves hip-hop and often feels like the black sheep. He’s not thrilled about the move and wants desperately to belong. He always has a plan to get his situation to change, usually inspired by his favorite rappers.
Emery (Forrest Wheeler) is the middle son who adapts very well to the move and becomes popular very quickly. Optimistic and easy-going, Emery gets a girlfriend on the first day of school. Youngest son Evan (Ian Chen) is a mama’s boy who follows rules, is lactose intolerant, and is often sent by his mother to be a representative at neighborhood meetings to get the inside scoop.