The comedy series follows a high schooler who accidentally gets caught up in a battle between gods of Chinese mythology.
It's time for a beloved graphic novel to get a live-action makeover, with American Born Chinese coming to Disney Plus very soon.
The comedy-action series features a star-studded cast and follows a high schooler who accidentally gets caught up in a battle between gods of Chinese mythology (we've all been there).
It's based on the graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang and is directed by none other than Lucy Liu and Destin Daniel Cretton, so we're expecting great things!
Here's everything you need to know about American Born Chinese.
American Born Chinese is set to hit Disney Plus on Wednesday 24th May 2023.
The series is expected to drop all at once, so there'll be no waiting around to see what happens next.
The new series features an incredibly starry cast led by newcomer Ben Wang. The below stars are confirmed to appear in the show:
Yeoh has been open about her love for the series and what it represents, recently telling ET Canada: "You should be able to embrace who you are, where your ancestors came from, because they have many, many interesting stories to tell.
“And with American Born Chinese, the best part is it also includes the mythological characters that are very, very entrenched in our culture. And to be able to share that, not just with the American born Chinese, but also our friends here from other cultures so that they have a better understanding, and to see what are the fun things that we get up to."
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However, Ke Huy Quan, who recently won an Oscar for his role in Everything Everywhere All at Once, revealed he initially turned down the role, telling the creative team it wasn't the kind of representation he wanted to see in 2023.
He changed his mind, though, adding at a Q&A: "After having a creative conversation with them and knowing that, in later episodes, you will get to meet the actor who plays Freddy Wong and understand the struggles that he went through — and also what it means to have this type of stereotypical portrayal of Asians, and what is does to a normal kid like Jin Wang (Ben Wang) — to his own identity, to his own values and his sense of worth, I just thought it was interesting."
An official synopsis for American Born Chinese reads: "Based on Gene Luen Yang’s groundbreaking graphic novel that 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."
The trailer for American Born Chinese was released in April. Watch it below!
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