He explained that since the producers own the show's intellectual property, it cannot be passed to Netflix or another network to continue.
Simu says that the producers and writers, who were "overwhelmingly white," never afforded the Asian cast an opportunity to tell their stories, despite a "plethora of lived experiences to draw from."
"I was...growing increasingly frustrated with the way my character was being portrayed... It was always my understanding that the lead actors were the stewards of character, and would grow to have more creative insight as the show went on. This was not the case on our show," Simu said.
He continued, "Imagine my disappointment year after year knowing that Jung was just stuck at Handy and in absolutely no hurry to improve himself in any way. More importantly, the characters never seemed to grow...I remain fixated on the missed opportunities to show Asian characters with real depth and the ability to grow and evolve."
When Simu did offer his input about the show's direction or plot, he was often turned down by the show's team.
He added that he does not think creator Ins Choi "did enough to be a champion for [Asian] voices," and when he left, a catalyst for the show's ending, he did not find a replacement.