as Jin Wang, the American teen whose parents immigrated from Taiwan, and who is struggling to carve out exactly who he's supposed to be, socially and culturally.
as Guanyin, an unassuming auntie, who helps her nephew Wei-Chen navigate the challenges of American high school while maintaining her secret identity as the all-powerful Buddhist bodhisattva of Compassion.
Yeo Yann Yann
as Jin's mom, Christine Wang, a strong-willed, opinionated woman with a sly wit, who loves her family deeply.
as Jin's father, Simon Wang, a hard-working, devoted father and husband who is bumping up against the "bamboo ceiling" at his job.
as Sun Wukong "The Monkey King," the legendary, all-powerful god of the Chinese epic Journey to the West, who enters our world in search of his son.
as Wei-Chen, Jin's friend. a teen who has just arrived in the United States, his sweet demeanor belies the deeper mystery of his true identity.
Ke Huy Quan
as Freddy Wong, a fictional character from a popular mid-1990s sitcom.
as Amelia, a friendly "All-American" girl who is Jin's classmate and crush.
"American Born Chinese" tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his home life. When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods. The action-packed coming-of-age adventure explores identity, culture, and family.
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from last month's San Diego Comic-Con
Disney+'s American Born Chinese
at San Diego Comic-Con:
Michelle as Guanyin, Ben Wang as Jin Wang, and Daniel Wu as Monkey King
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Executive produced by Daniel Destin Cretton, who released last year's Marvel hit Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
, American Born Chinese
follows a young man named Jin Wang. He's a typical teenager going through all the perils of high school when his life is flipped upside down by Wei-Chen, a new student he meets at school. Wei-Chen's family has a long storied history and together, the pair become part of a mythical war between Chinese gods... while still in high school.
Produced by 20th Television for Disney Branded Television, American Born Chinese
will begin production this month in Los Angeles.
The genre-hopping action comedy is adapted from Gene Luen Yang's graphic novel by Emmy-winning writer-producer Kelvin Yu (Bob's Burgers, Central Park) who is EP and showrunner. Cretton directs and is also EP alongside Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan, Erin O'Malley, Asher Goldstein and Gene Luen Yang.
Disney: Disney Branded Television Announces Casting For Disney+ Original Series "American Born Chinese"
Deadline: 'Shang-Chi's Michelle Yeoh & Destin Daniel Cretton Reunite For Disney+ Series 'American Born Chinese'; Chin Han, Yeo Yann Yann & Daniel Wu Also Star
Variety: Michelle Yeoh Among Eight Cast in Disney Plus Series 'American Born Chinese'
/Film: Shang-Chi Director Daniel Destin Cretton To Reunite With Michelle Yeoh For Disney+ Series American Born Chinese
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