Disney has released a new Culture feature for the Disney+ Original series American Born Chinese. All eight episodes of the series will release on Disney+ on May 24, 2023.
Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese chronicles the trials and tribulations of a regular American teenager whose life is forever changed when he befriends the son of a mythological god. This is the story of a young man’s battle for his own identity, told through family, comedy, and action-packed Kung-Fu.
The coming-of-age adventure features an all-star international cast, including Academy Award winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan ( Everything Everywhere All at Once ), Ben Wang ( Chang Can Dunk ), International Emmy(R) Award Nominee Yeo Yann Yann ( Wet Season ), Chin Han ( Mortal Kombat ), Daniel Wu ( Reminiscence ), former Taekwondo champion Jimmy Liu and Sydney Taylor ( Just Add Magic ).
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Introducing audiences to a pantheon of iconic Chinese mythical characters, are guest stars Academy Award nominee Stephanie Hsu as Shiji Niangniang, the Goddess of Stones; Ronny Chieng as unconventional monk, Ji Gong; Jimmy O.
Yang as Dragon King, Ao Guang; James Hong as Jade Emperor; Leonard Wu as Niu Mowang/Bull Demon; and Poppy Liu as Princess Iron Fan. The series also welcomes Lisa Lu as soon-to-be retired acupuncturist Ni Yang and Rosalie Chiang as student activist Suzy Nakamura.
Emmy Award-winning writer/producer Kelvin Yu ( Bob’s Burgers, Central Park ) serves as executive producer and showrunner. Destin Daniel Cretton (Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Short Term 12 ) is set to direct and serves as executive producer.
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alongside Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan (both of Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level ), Erin O Malley ( Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. ), Asher Goldstein ( Short Term 12, Just Mercy ) and Gene Luen Yang.