Max has ordered production of The Ho’s (working title), the WarnerMedia streamer announced Monday. From Wallin Chambers Entertainment in association with Lionsgate Television, the docuseries follows the multi-generational Ho family as they grow their Houston empire.
“Rarely do you come across a family that is so rich in so many ways—not just in wealth, but in heart, traditions and love for each other,” said Jennifer O’Connell, Executive Vice President of Original Non-fiction and Kids Programming, HBO Max, in a statement. “There’s great pride in being a Ho and they are ready to give the world a seat at their luxurious table.”
The Ho family is led by patriarch Binh Ho and his wife, Hue Ho. Having immigrated from Vietnam to the United States with little money and relying on hard work to establish the ultimate American dream, they have built a multi-million-dollar bank, a real estate development company and a new generation of American Ho’s. The series pulls back the curtain of their lavish Houston lifestyle and showcases the tight family connections that unite them, as well as the multi-generational outrageous drama that ensues. While Binh and Hue have laid down a golden foundation for their children, Judy Ho and Washington Ho—yes, named after the nation’s founding father, and whose kids are named Lincoln and Roosevelt—they are not exempt from the constant pressure to achieve and to live up to their parents’ lofty expectations. Despite the power struggles, at the end of the day, the Ho household is filled with love, laughter and a few designer handbags.
“The Ho family is wildly engaging and we’re very excited to partner with HBO Max in bringing this hilarious and exuberant series to viewers,” said Alice Dickens-Koblin, Lionsgate SVP and Head of Unscripted Programming.
The Ho’s is executive produced by Katy Wallin and Stephanie Bloch Chambers. Amanda Ly and Rosalina Lydster serve as co-executive producers with casting by Peter Huntley.