Fresh Off The Boat Spinoff Series Coming To ABC – ‘Magic Motor Inn’ Announced

Fresh Off The Boat is getting the spinoff treatment.

An episode of Fresh Off The Boat will start filming in mid-November that will introduce the characters that would, in success, form the basis of a spinoff show, Variety reports:

Currently titled “Magic Motor Inn,” the spinoff would center on an Indian family whose daughter goes to school with Eddie Huang (Hudson Yang). Vir Das has been cast as father DC while Preity G. Zinta has been cast as the mother, Meena. “Fresh Off the Boat” writer Rachna Fruchbom is attached to write. 20th Century Fox Television, which produces “Fresh Off the Boat” and where Fruchbom is under an overall deal, will produce.

An individual with knowledge of the situation says that this episode is not a backdoor pilot, however. If ABC should decided to further develop the spinoff, it would need to shoot a pilot during the traditional pilot season.