'Fresh Off the Boat' fans may have been thrilled when ABC announced the sitcom's renewal for a sixth season, but it appears that Constance Wu, one of the stars in the show didn't share the same enthusiasm. The Nahnatchka Khan-created show is based on the best-selling memoir by chef Eddie Huang.
Wu has been with the show right from the start and went on to quickly become its breakout star. According to The Wrap, she starred in the hit romantic comedy 'Crazy Rich Asians,' directed by John M. Chu last fall, after nearly missing out on the role because of a conflict with her schedule for 'Fresh Off the Boat.'
The 37-year-old took to social media to express her reaction. “So upset right now that I’m literally crying. Ugh. F**k,” the actress tweeted Friday just hours after news of the renewal first broke. When another Twitter user congratulated her on the renewal, calling it "great news," she replied, "No it's not."
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress also made her displeasure apparent on the series' Instagram post about its renewal by commenting with a single word: "Dislike." Wu will next star in crime drama 'Hustlers' alongside Jennifer Lopez. Also renewed Friday by ABC were 'American Housewife,' freshman comedies 'Bless This Mess' and 'Single Parents.'
On the comedy side, 'Black-ish', 'The Conners' and 'Modern Family' had previously been renewed. The ’90s-set comedy centers on the Huang family, who relocate from Washington D.C. to Orlando in order for Eddie’s dad (Randall Park) to open his own steakhouse. The cast include Hudson Yang, Forrest Wheeler, Ian Chen, Lucille Soong, Chelsey Crisp, and Ray Wise.
TV Line reported that the show's finale on April 12 drew close to 3.1 million total viewers and ranked 11th out of 12 ABC sitcoms this season.