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American Born Chinese

TV Series   (Post Production)


Release Date: 
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
Editing: 
Category:  Action, Fantasy, Serial Drama, Adventure, Comedy
Countries:  U.S.A.
Principal Filming:  Los Angeles, 2022
Cast: 
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
Shiji Niangniang  ....   Stephanie Hsu
Princess Iron Fan  ....   Poppy Liu


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.


Synopsis:
"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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(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)

(05/10/22)
'American Born Chinese': Stephanie Hsu Joins Her 'Everything Everywhere' Co-Star Michelle Yeoh in Disney+ Series
The Stars of Everything Everywhere All at Once Are Reuniting on a New Project

(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


Links: 
IMDb: American Born Chinese
Wikipedia: American Born Chinese Graphic Novels
( page opened: 07/23/22,   last modified: 09/10/22 )