American Born Chinese is an American action-comedy television series based on the graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang. The series is being produced by 20th Television and is scheduled to premiere on Disney+.
|American Born Chinese|
|Based on||American Born Chinese
by Gene Luen Yang
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production company||20th Television|
The series is created by Charles Yu and Kelvin Yu, and is executive produced by Destin Daniel Cretton, Asher Goldstein, Jake Kasdan, Melvin Mar, Gene Luen Yang, Charles Yu, and Kelvin Yu. The show stars Michelle Yeoh, Ben Wang, Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Daniel Wu, Ke Huy Quan, Jim Liu, Sydney Taylor, Stephanie Hsu, and Poppy Liu.
The story follows Jin Wang, a Chinese-American teenager struggling with his identity and daily life. When a new exchange student arrives at his school, Jin is drawn into a battle between the gods of Chinese mythology.
Development of the series was announced in October 2021, with Disney+ commissioning the series straight-to-series. In April 2022, Asian-American fashion designers Prabal Gurung and Phillip Lim joined the production to work alongside costume designer Joy Cretton. Lucy Liu confirmed that she will be directing an episode of the series.
Principal photography for the series began in Los Angeles on February 8, 2022. The series is highly anticipated by fans of the graphic novel and Asian-American representation in media.
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The series can be watched in Disney plus official website with a subscription.