Sunday, March 12, 2023

Disney+ Reveals Premiere Date for New Action Comedy 'American Born Chinese' Starring Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan

Disney+ has today announced the premiere date for its upcoming original comedy series American Born Chinese starring Academy Award nominees Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan.

The first season will launch on Wednesday, May 24.

Based on the graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, the genre-hopping action-comedy tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his home life. When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods.

In addition to Yeoh and Quan, the comedy stars Ben Wang, Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Daniel Wu, Jimmy Liu and Sydney Taylor.

Guest stars include Stephanie Hsu, Poppy Liu, Ronny Chieng, Jimmy O. Yang, James Hong, Leonard Wu, Lisa Lu and Rosalie Chiang.

Kelvin Yu developed the series. He executive produces with Gene Luen Yang, Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Erin O'Malle, Asher Goldstein and director Destin Daniel Cretton. 20th Television produces.