Don't know how I feel about this. Will have to wait and see the series to come up with a complete comment. Initial reaction, though: my god, let the character die already! It's not like we don't have enough Asian American-written characters to choose from. Why not film one of those, rather than returning to a character that originated in a racist stereotype? Leonard Chang writes mysteries. Why not film Over the Shoulder?
By the way, Charlie Chan was based on a real person, Chang Apana, a Hawaiian police detective who died in 1933.