After the mammoth success of Everything Everywhere All at Once at the Oscars, winning 7 awards, it only makes sense that something is working really well. Not only did director duo The Daniels sweep up Best Picture and Best Director, but some monumental wins were also awarded to the cast. The films historically under appreciated actors, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan were awarded Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor respectively. Yeoh was the first Asian woman to win Best Actress in history and Quan was the first Asian man to win Best Supporting Actor in 38 years. The two winners are coming together, along with their onscreen daughter Stephanie Hsu for a new Disney+ series, American Born Chinese.
What’s 'American Born Chinese' about?
The show is a coming-of-age action drama following Jin Wang, an American high school student trying to navigate his Chinese-American identity. After returning from summer vacation, he meets Wei Chen who takes him on a whirlwind journey, changing his life irrevocably. Before he knows what's up or down, he's fighting gods and princesses as the show returns to a multiverse of time-hopping based on an undercurrent of Chinese mythology.
Who do Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan play in 'American Born Chinese'?
The tv show will draw from the characters of the original comic book of the same name. Michelle Yeoh plays Guanyin, whose secretly the Buddhist bodhisattva of compassion, while Ke Huy Quan plays a character called Freddy Wong.
Who is cast in 'American Born Chinese'?
Ben Lang who plays Jin is the lead alongside Jim Liu who is his sidekick Wei-Chan. We also see Hacks star Poppy Liu playing Princess Iron Fan. We also get the return of another Everything Everywhere All at Once alum, grandad James Hong who plays the Jade Emperor.
You will be able to stream American Born Chinese on Disney+ from May 24.