It’s an The whole lot All over the place All At As soon as reunion. Disney+’s upcoming drama will assemble the lead trio as Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu star in Disney+’s American Born Chinese language. On the Tv Critics Affiliation’s (TCA) 2023 winter press tour, the streaming platform shared a primary take a look at Yeoh and Quan’s characters.
American Born Chinese language is predicated on Gene Luen Yang’s graphic novels of the identical identify. The approaching-of-age sequence follows Jin Wang (Ben Wang), who struggles together with his residence and college life. Nevertheless, the arrival of international trade scholar Wei-Chen (Jim Liu) disrupts every little thing as a result of Jin turns into concerned in a battle between the Gods of Chinese language mythology.
Yeoh, who gained a Golden Globe for her EEAAO efficiency earlier this week, performs Guanyin, a Goddess identified for mercy and compassion. Her co-star and fellow Globes winner Quan performs Freddy Wong, a former actor whose viral video brings him into the highlight once more. The solid consists of Hsu, Yeo Yann Yann, Poppy Liu, Chin Han, and Daniel Wu.
On the present’s TCA panel, Disney+ revealed the primary pictures.
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Quan, who returned to acting with EEAAO and American Born Chinese after three decades, told reporters he’s grateful for Hollywood’s progress in recent years. “When I started, it was difficult to be an Asian actor. There weren’t a lot of opportunities. I worked behind the camera for many years and was content, but the landscape has changed drastically now,” Quan said, adding: “I have to thank Michelle Yeoh for that.”
For her part, Yeoh told reporters that she was drawn to American Born Chinese partly because of executive producer Destin Daniel Cretton, who directed her in Shang-Chi. “It’s also time to share more of our culture,” she added.
American Born Chinese’s first season is set to premiere on Disney+ in spring 2023.