Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan renunite in Disney+’s ‘American Born Chinese’ series
After making it big at the 2023 Oscar with their film “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan once again reunited to bring to their fans another hit. The actors are already looking to the future with Disney+’s “American Born Chinese.” Along with Yeoh and Quan, the footage also teasers a guest star role for the pair’s “Everything Everywhere” co-star Stephanie Hsu. The cast of the Disney Series also includes Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Daniel Wu, Sydney Taylor, and Poppy Liu.
The first teaser for the action-comedy series was released on Sunday morning by Disney+, the footage caps off with the announcement of a May 24 premiere date for the series. According to Variety, the series will be an adaptation of cartoonist Gene Luen Yang’s acclaimed 2006 graphic novel, which tells the story of Jin Wang (Ben Wang), a child of Chinese immigrants who’s struggling with growing up in a predominantly white suburb.
According to IMDB, the show will follow Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high-school social life with his immigrant home life. When he meets a new foreign student at school, even more worlds collide in his life.
When he meets a new Taiwanese classmate, the two become fast friends, but Jin is pulled into the battles of Chinese mythological gods. After its online debut, the first look teaser was also aired during the Academy Awards broadcast on ABC.
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” director Destin Daniel Cretton directs episodes and serves as executive producer while Kelvin Yu serves as executive producer and showrunner on the series. The whole teaser is exceptionally compelling, blending wuxia drama with teenage struggles.
As actress Michelle Yeoh explains to the protagonist, Jin Wang (played by newcomer Ben Wang) in the trailer, he will soon be asked to fight in a war between heaven and earth. As he struggles with his identity, gods, and monsters of Chinese mythology will continually attempt to sway Jin towards their own ends. Watch the trailer below:
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