Finally! Disney+ has dropped the official trailer for the highly anticipated series, American Born Chinese. The series is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang. The book and series tell the story of the trials and tribulations of a regular American teenager whose life is forever changed. How? By befriending the son of a mythological God, of course!
The series will premiere with all episodes on May 24, only on Disney+!
WHAT THE TRAILER FOR AMERICAN BORN CHINESE BELOW!
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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.Official Synopsis
The coming-of-age adventure series has an all-star international cast. Starring American Born Chinese is 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), as well as former Taekwondo champion Jimmy Liu and Sydney Taylor (Just Add Magic).
American Born Chinese will introduce viewers to a plethora of iconic Chinese mythical characters. Portraying them are guest stars Academy® Award nominee Stephanie Hsu as Shiji Niangniang, the Goddess of Stones; Ronny Chieng as an unconventional monk, Ji Gong; Jimmy O. Yang as Dragon King, Ao Guang; James Hong as Jade Emperor; Leonard Wu as Niu Mowang/Bull Demon; as well as Poppy Liu as Princess Iron Fan.
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, 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”), as well as Gene Luen Yang.