Wong Kar-Wai (photo by Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

Streaming giant Amazon announced it has given the green light for TONG WARS, an hour-long drama series to be directed by acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai (IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE).

Written and executive produced by Paul Attanasio (QUIZ SHOW), TONG WARS is a period piece set during the Tong Wars of 19th century San Francisco. The show will tell the story of Chinese immigrants during that era and explore the organized-crime families in the city’s Chinatown.