The new American Born Chinese trailer finds Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Ben Wang, and others embarking on a magical adventure!
Who’s ready for an Everything Everywhere All At Once reunion? Disney’s new American Born Chinese trailer reunites four stars from the Daniels’ Oscar-winning film, including Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, and James Hong! Today’s preview for this off-the-wall series based on the award-winning graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang takes us on a magical tour through Chinese lore while addressing hard-hitting topics about identity, heritage, and making a mark on the world.
The official plot, as per Disney: “Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang, American Born Chinese 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.”
Ben Wang, Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Daniel Wu, Jimmy Liu, and Sydney Taylor join the cast mentioned above for the coming-of-age adventure. Kelvin Yu, who served as executive producer on the animated series Central Park (Apple TV+) and Bob’s Burgers (Fox), created the series. Destin Daniel Cretton, who helmed the MCU entry Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and is set to direct 2025’s Avengers: The Kang Dynasty, will direct.
American Born Chinese is the winner of the 2007 Michael L. Printz Award, a 2006 National Book Award Finalist for Young People’s Literature, the winner of the 2007 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Album: New, an Eisner Award nominee for Best Coloring, a 2007 Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, and a New York Times bestseller.
In addition to being a powerful story about lineage, fitting in, and stereotypes that have left a negative and lasting impact on society, American Born Chinese has become a touchstone release for many of its fans. I’ve spoken to several people who say that Yang’s book is an outstanding and eye-opening read, and I could not agree more.
What do you think about the new American Born Chinese trailer? Let us know in the comments below. All episodes of this exciting series arrive on Disney+ on May 24, 2023.
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