The fresh and fascinating series “American Born Chinese” will premiere on Disney Plus Hotstar on May 24, 2023. The series is based on Gene Luen Yang’s 2006 graphic novel of the same name, and it follows the story of a young man’s struggle to find his own identity.
The eight-episode series is an action-packed comedy about Jin Wang, a typical adolescent attempting to manage his high school social life with his home life. His life, however, takes a dramatic turn when he meets a new student, Wei-Chen, who shares Jin’s Chinese ancestry.
As the plot progresses, Jin becomes engaged in a fight between Chinese mythological gods commanded by Sun-Wukong, the fabled Monkey King of Chinese legend. Wei-Chen enlists Jin in his fight against Sun-Wukong, resulting in a mash-up of Chinese legends and high school drama.
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“American Born Chinese” is a one-of-a-kind look at fate, determination, and the hardships that second-generation immigrant children endure as they try to fit into both societies. The series looks like it will be a great and entertaining ride full of action, comedy, and drama.
Among the cast members of “American Born Chinese” are Michelle Yeoh as “Guanyin,” Yeo Yann Yann as Christine Wang, Ben Wang as Jin Wang, Chin Han as Simon Wang, Daniel Wu as Sun Wukong, and Jim Liu as Wei-Chen.
Michelle Yeoh plays “Guanyin,” an unassuming auntie who helps her nephew Wei-Chen navigate the challenges of American high school while hiding her true identity as the all-powerful Buddhist bodhisattva of Compassion.
The series is expected to be a hit among audiences who are looking for something new and exciting. With its unique storyline and talented cast, “American Born Chinese” is sure to capture the hearts of viewers everywhere. So, mark your calendars for May 24, 2023, and get ready to experience the world of Jin Wang and his battle for his own identity.
Genre: Action comedy
Created by: Kelvin Yu
Based on: “American Born Chinese” by Gene Luen Yang
Directed by: Lucy Liu, Destin Daniel Cretton
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Ben Wang, Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Daniel Wu, Ke Huy Quan, Jim Liu, Sydney Taylor.
Network: Disney Plus
Release Date: May 24, 2023