Pop culture is a never-ending world of updates, teases, trailers, and hopefully releases. What’s New Wednesday is Dorkaholics’ way to keep us all up to date with what’s new across comics, tv, film, games, and more! This week, the focus is on Joy Ride from Lionsgate and That ‘90s Show season 2 from Netflix.
- Joy Ride: Debuting at SXSW
The co-screenwriter of Crazy Rich Asians, Adele Lim, is making her directorial debut with Joy Ride, a raunchy comedy with noteworthy AAPI talent in this story of identity and self-discovery on an international adventure. The film will be premiering at South by Southwest (SXSW) on March 17.
“Joy Ride is a wild romp with so much heart – it’s the perfect match for the energy and crowd that makes South by Southwest so special,” said Lim.
The film also marks the SXSW return of the Oscar®-nominated Stephanie Hsu, whose breakthrough performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once was first heralded by audiences at the 2022 Festival.
“Joy Ride is an absolute blast, with plenty of side-splitting laughter and a genuine warmth at its core,” said Claudette Godfrey, VP of Film and TV at SXSW. “We fell in love with its rowdy rollercoaster of friendship and self-discovery, and know our audience will too.”
The film stars Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu, and Sabrina Wu; and will be in theaters starting June 23, 2023.
“I can’t wait for the SXSW audience to get to see Joy Ride,” said producer Seth Rogen. “It’s hilarious and original, and it’s always thrilling to get to go back to Austin with a great comedy. It’s the only festival to really put comedy films in as prominent a position as other genres and I’m grateful for that.”
Synopsis: When Audrey’s (Ashley Park) business trip to Asia goes sideways, she enlists the aid of Lolo (Sherry Cola), her irreverent, childhood best friend who also happens to be a hot mess; Kat (Stephanie Hsu), her college friend turned Chinese soap star; and Deadeye (Sabrina Wu), Lolo’s eccentric cousin. Their no-holds-barred, epic experience becomes a journey of bonding, friendship, belonging, and wild debauchery that reveals the universal truth of what it means to know and love who you are.
- That ‘90s Show: Second Season Ordered
Last week, Netflix announced a 16-episode season two order for That ‘90s Show after the first season’s premiere on January 19 quickly reached the Top 10 English TV list in 35 countries with more than 41 million hours watched.
“All of us at That ‘90s Show were beyond excited by the warm, enthusiastic response to our first season.” said Gregg Mettler, Co-Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer. “We can’t wait to return to Point Place for another summer of laughs and surprises. Hello 1996!”
But this couldn’t have happened without the support of nostalgic fans as well as new ones open to what this series had to offer.
“We owe the fans, old and new, for taking the trip with us in the first season – and we can’t wait to be there with them in the second season.”” said Lindsey Turner, Co-Creator & Executive Producer.
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