American Born Chinese Release Date, Cast, Plot, and Everything You Need to Know
The TV show American Born Chinese is based on Gene Luen Kuang's graphic novel of the same name, which came out in 2006. It is a coming-of-age story with racial themes, the struggle to fit in, martial arts, as well as fantasy.
The Disney Plus version tells the story of a young boy named Jin Wang who, after making friends with a fresh foreign exchange student, finds himself in the middle of a full-scale war among Chinese mythological figures.
Destin Daniel Cretton would then work also with House of Mouse again after directing "Shang-Chi or the Legend of Ten Rings," which was a huge hit for Marvel Studios. Deadline says that Cretton will direct a live-action TV show for Disney+ based on Gene Luen Yang's award-winning graphic novel "American Born Chinese."
Most of the prestige shows that the streamer has made have been based on their well-known IP. But now it looks like the platform is adding newer content in the vain hope that fans of "Loki" and "The Mandalorian" will watch other shows when their favorites aren't on.
"American Born Chinese" has gotten a lot of attention since the news of the new series came out. Who can blame Disney fans for just being interested in seeing what Cretton did to his epic MCU feature film?
American Born Chinese still doesn't have a set release date, but it did show up so at Television Critics Association's publicity tour. Yeoh, Quan, and some of the younger cast members talked about the show.
Disney had shown sneak peeks of American Born Chinese in the past, including a clip in its 2023 lineup for Disney Plus, along with Marvel and Star Wars. But now that Everything, Everywhere, All at Before is doing so well during awards season, Yeoh and Quan are getting a lot of attention.
The movie is based on Gene Luen Yang's graphic novel of the same name. The first graphic novel came out in 2006 and has been a mainstay of the genre ever since. The show will be a mix of action, comedy, and other genres.
It will tell the story of Jin Wang, an average-looking teenager who has trouble balancing his high school life with his family life. But when he meets a brand-new foreign student on his first day of school, he gets caught up in a battle between Chinese mythological gods.
American-Born Chinese Release Date
No official date has been set for when American Born Chinese will come out. But the main filming started on Feb 8, 2022, in Los Angeles and ended on July 6, 2022. The show is going to start in 2023.
American Born Chinese Cast
"American Born Chinese" hasn't made any official cast announcements yet, but the show's impressive lineup behind the scenes could result in a lot of interesting choices. Since Destin Daniel Cretton is involved, it's possible that Arnold Sun, this same young star who portrayed Shang-Chi as a teenager in "Shang-Chi as well as the Legend of a Ten Rings," will play a lead role.
The news from Deadline says that Jake Kasdan, who was the executive producer of "Fresh Off the Boat," is also involved in the new project. Keeping this in the psyche, there is a chance that a member of the movie's stars, Forrest Wheeler, could be cast in a key role. The Chinese mythological character the Monkey King is mentioned on the Goodreads page for "American Born Chinese," which is based on the graphic novel of the same name (via Muhlenberg Pressbooks). For the part of the Monkey King, the show could hire a famous Chinese actor like Donnie Yen or Jet Li.
Both Yen and Li have been in Disney movies. The yen was the main character in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," and I had a small part in the stay-living remake of "Mulan." If either actor joined the show, it might get even more people interested in it. Since the show has already been given the go-ahead, we should find out soon who will join the cast of "American Born Chinese."
American-Born Chinese Trailer
A few more months will pass before the teaser video for American Born Chinese comes out. But we should expect a sneak peek in the next two to three months.
American-Born Chinese Plot
The movie "American Born Chinese" is predicated on Gene Luen Yang's comic book of the same name. According to a report just on the upcoming show in October by Variety, "American Born Chinese" will be about a teen named Jin Wang whose world is mostly about his family and problems in his social life until he meets a fresh foreign exchange student.
Jin doesn't have to wait long before he gets caught up in an adventure with the gods of Chinese mythology. According to Comicbook, the Disney+ press release about the new project also calls the show a "genre-hopping action comedy."
Variety says that the show will have a lot of fanciful action and adventure, but it will also explore more human themes like identity, culture, and family. After "Shang-Chi as well as the Legend of said Ten Rings," it seems clear that Destin Daniel Cretton would have been the right person to direct one such ambitious web series for Disney+. The story seems to pledge a sense of adventure, and it appears that Destin Daniel Cretton would have been the best choice to bring that to life.
The third picture shows Yeoh's co-star in Everything, Everywhere, All at Once, Ke Huy Quan, in his position as Freddy Wong. Ke Huy Quan also won a Golden Globe this year. In the picture, he is carrying up an old novel and looking very teacher-like. In the last picture, Ben Wang is seen as Jin Wang.
In the picture, Jin Wang is eating lunch with a new student who could impact his life forever. Jin Wang is seen eating a brown-bagged lunch of a peanut butter & jelly sandwich that came in a bag. His seatmate, on the other hand, eats his lunch with chopsticks from stacked boxes.