Lucy Liu is joining the cast of the upcoming Netflix comedy Set It Up. The series will be directed by Claire Scanlon and Liu joins the previously cast Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, and Taye Diggs. Liu will play a rough and tough character named Kirsten Stevens described as “an intimidating, no-nonsense, extremely successful sports reporter.”
Deadline broke the casting news and describes the plot of the film:
"The film follows the story of two overworked and underpaid assistants, Harper and Charlie, (Deutch and Powell) who are wasting their 20’s working for superiors who treat them like dirt and work them ’round the clock. Harper and Charlie commiserate with each other about their crazy bosses (Liu and Diggs) and realize that they would have much more free time if the people they worked for weren’t single. They concoct a plan to solve their problem by setting up their respective bosses with each other. As assistants they have all the access and all the power to pull the strings behind the scenes to lure their unwitting bosses into a faux romance. When the plan is a huge success, Harper and Charlie are now free to live their lives. But, things start to spin out of control as they begin to discover what started out as a harmless plan, could lead to some unanticipated consequences."
Set It Up is written by Katie Silberman and will be directed by Claire Scanlon. There is currently no release date.