American Born Chinese

TV Series   (Coming Soon)

Release Date:  May 24 2023
Language:  English
Production Company:  Disney+
Producers:  Marvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Destin Daniel Cretton
Director:  Destin Daniel Cretton
Writing:  Kelvin Yu, Charles Yu
Original Novel:  Gene Luen Yang
Category:  Action, Fantasy, Serial Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Countries:  U.S.A.
Principal Filming:  Los Angeles, 2022
Jin Wang  ....   Ben Wang
Guanyin  ....   Michelle Yeoh
Sun Wukong/The Monkey King  ....   Daniel Wu
Wei-Chen  ....   Jim Liu
Christine Wang  ....   Yeo Yann Yann
Simon Wang  ....   Chin Han
Freddy Wong  ....   Ke Huy Quan
Amelia  ....   Sydney Taylor
Princess Iron Fan  ....   Poppy Liu
Shiji Niangniang  ....   Stephanie Hsu
Jade Emperor  ....   James Hong
Ni Yang  ....   Lisa Lu

Michelle Yeoh

Ben Wang

Jim Liu

Chin Han

Daniel Wu

Yeo Yann Yann

Ke Huy Quan

Sydney Taylor

Main Characters:

Ben Wang 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.

Michelle Yeoh 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.

Chin Han as Jin's father, Simon Wang, a hard-working, devoted father and husband who is bumping up against the "bamboo ceiling" at his job.

Daniel Wu 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.

Jim Liu 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.

Sydney Taylor 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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Q&A: Disney+ series 'American Born Chinese' makes world premiere at SXSW
/Film: American Born Chinese Review: An Action Packed, Funny, And Relatable Coming-Of-Age TV Show [SXSW 2023]

Disney+ Original "American Born Chinese" Premieres At SXSW
Austin Chronicle: SXSW TV Review: American Born Chinese

Hollywood Reporter: 'American Born Chinese' Review: Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan Reunite in Disney+'s Vibrant Graphic Novel Adaptation
Collider: American Born Chinese' Gets SXSW Poster From 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' Artist James Jean

(03/12/23) Teaser trailer: Worlds Collide | American Born Chinese   (00:30)
The Disney+ Series is set to release on May 24.

Disney+ Teaser video: Locker Reveal | American Born Chinese   (00:40)
TV Insider: 'American Born Chinese' Stages 'Everything Everywhere All at Once' Reunion
AVclub: American Born Chinese is now a full family reunion for Everything Everywhere All At Once with the addition of James Hong

(02/03/23) American Born Chinese will premiere at SXSW 2023 (March 10-19) in Austin, Texas.
Deadline: SXSW Second Wave Includes UAR's 'Bottoms', Donald Glover's 'Swarm' Series, Michelle Yeoh's 'American Born Chinese' & More

(01/22/23) Video: Happy Lunar New Year from American Born Chinese family   (01:30)

(01/14/23) Huffpost: Michelle Yeoh Hopes Barriers For Asian Actors Have Been 'Ninja-Kicked To Hell'

(from left) Actor Ke Huy Quan, author Gene Luen Yang, actor Ben Wang, Michelle, showrunner Kelvin Yu, actor Daniel Wu and director Destin Daniel Cretton at the TCA (Television Critics Association) Panel for Disney+'s "American Born Chinese" in Pasadena, California, January 13

(01/13/23) American Born Chinese will premiere spring 2023 on Disney+.

(12/21/22) Entertainment Weekly: How the American Born Chinese TV series translates the classic graphic novel to screen

(11/13/22) 'American Born Chinese': Taiwanese American showrunner on adapting cultures, traditions

Stephanie Hsu to reunite with Michelle Yeoh in Disney Plus' American Born Chinese
NYCC 2022: Disney+ Show American Born Chinese to Highlight Asian American Identity and Representation

(10/06/22) NYCC To Host "American Born Chinese" Disney+ Panel

(09/10/22) Disney Plus video: In Production Featurette | American Born Chinese   (01:35)
Collider: Gods and High School Collide In First Look at 'American Born Chinese'
TVline: American Born Chinese: Michelle Yeoh Reigns in Action-Packed First Footage

American Born Chinese poster at D23 Expo, Anaheim Convention Center

(2) )Destin Daniel Cretton, Gene Luen Yang, Ke Huy Quan, Kelvin Yu, Michelle, Ben Wang, Melvin Mar, Daniel Wu
(3) Kelvin Yu, Destin Daniel Cretton, Ke Huy Quan, Ben Wang, Daniel Wu, and Michelle on stage at D23 Expo

("Getty" photos)

(09/01/22) D23 Expo Announces 'Disney's Epic Entertainment Showcase' Featuring Brie Larson, Tim Allen, Michelle Yeoh, & More

Michelle, Daniel Wu, Ben Wang, and executive producer Kelvin Yu are scheduled to attend the D23 panel, which takes place on Saturday, September 10.

(08/01/22) 5 Reasons Why We're Excited for "American Born Chinese" After Getting a First Look at the Disney+ Series at San Diego Comic-Con

from last month's San Diego Comic-Con

(07/23/22) Disney+'s American Born Chinese at San Diego Comic-Con:

Michelle as Guanyin, Ben Wang as Jin Wang, and Daniel Wu as Monkey King
("Twitter" photos)

(05/19/22) Disney+ Video: Met Gala Featurette | American Born Chinese   (01:59)

'American Born Chinese': Stephanie Hsu Joins Her 'Everything Everywhere' Co-Star Michelle Yeoh in Disney+ Series
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(04/28/22) Deadline: 'American Born Chinese': Fashion Designers Prabal Gurung & Phillip Lim Team To Create Costumes For Disney+ Series

(02/25/22) Entertainment Weekly: Michelle Yeoh show American Born Chinese begins shooting with blessing ceremony

(02/24/22) Filimg of American Born Chinese began!

(02/18/22) Preparing for the shooting of American Born Chinese in Los Angekes.   ("Twitter" photos)

(02/07/22) 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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