Steven Yeun can’t seem to get enough of comic books that make their way onto television. We don’t mind though. After all, we can’t seem to get enough of Steven Yeun.
The 30-year-old Korean American actor is most known for his role as Glenn on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Through the show, Yeun has gained quite a large fanbase (just check out the 10 reasons Glenn would make a great boyfriend) and it looks like he’s ready to get even more with yet another comic book-turned-television series.
If you thought Yeun was done with shows that focused on eating humans then you’re wrong. The comic book “Chew” is written by John Layman with art by Rob Guillory and stars a character named Tony Chu. Chu is a detective and a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agent. He also happens to be a “cibopath.” According to the comic, a “cibopath” can take a bite from anything (except beets) and get a psychic sensation of what has happened to that object.
So if Chu takes a bite out of a vegetable, he can see where it came from and everything the vegetable has been through. If he takes a bite out of bacon, he can see the life of the pig it came from. And if he takes a bite out of a corpse, he can figure out any murder mystery thrown at him.
Gross cannibalism aside, there’s definitely a plus to this — the main character is Chinese American. If you didn’t already know, we get quite excited about Asians in comics and rarely do we get to see and Asian lead character.
For the upcoming animated adaptation of “Chew,” Yeun will voice the main character Tony and Felicia Day has been hired to play Tony’s love interest, Amelia Mintz.