The forthcoming coming-of-age fantasy dramedy American Born Chinese, which follows a high school kid who unpredictably finds himself in the heart of a conflict between Chinese legendary gods, has received a brand-new teaser trailer from Disney+. On May 24, the series will be streamable.
The American Born Chinese teaser provides us a sneak peek at a few of the action scenes in which Guanyin, played by Michelle Yeoh, will appear. In the trailer, Ke Huy Quan’s Freddy Wong and Stephanie Hsu’s Shiji Niangniang both make their debut appearances. Both actors previously appeared alongside Yeoh in the critically acclaimed movie Everything Everywhere All at Once.
Yeoh and Quan just received their first Academy Awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor, respectively, for their roles in the A24 movie. Hsu, meanwhile, was nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her iconic performance as Joy/Jobu Tupaki.
According to the summary, Jin Wang is a typical adolescent who balances his family life with his high school social life. On the first day of the school year, Jin meets a new foreign student, which causes even more worlds to come into contact as Jin unintentionally becomes involved in a conflict between Chinese legendary gods.
The “American Born Chinese” teaser trailer may be seen below:
American Born Chinese on Disney+ is being directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a script by brothers Charles and Kelvin Yu (Westworld, Bob’s Burgers), with Kelvin Yu also serving as the showrunner. It is referred to as a genre-jumping action comedy that aims to examine questions of family, identity, and culture.
Guanyin is portrayed in the series by Michelle Yeoh (Shang-Chi), Ben Wang (MacGyver), Yeo Yann Yann (Wet Season), Chin Han (Mortal Kombat), Sydney Taylor (Just Add Magic), Daniel Wu (Reminiscence), Ke Huy Quan (The Goonies), and former Taekwondo champion Jim Liu.
Cretton, the Yu Brothers, Gene Luen Yang, Erin O’Malley, Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, and Asher Goldstein are the executive producers of American Born Chinese. Production of the show was handled by 20th Television.