Season 1

American Born Chinese - Season 1


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One day he's navigating high school and the next he's fighting mythical creatures

Jin Wang is a normal teenager until a foreign exchange student arrives at his school. He soon finds himself in the middle of an ancient battle of Gods of Chinese mythology. Embroiled in a mythical conflict, Jin also has to manage life at school and at home with his Chinese parents, whom he feels a great generational and cultural disconnect with. 

8 Episodes

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Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan headline American Born Chinese Disney+ series 

American Born Chinese is an action comedy series based on Gene Luen Yang’s graphic novel of the same name. The show is produced by 20th Television and distributed by Disney. Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) serves as the series director and executive producer. Lucy Liu (Kill Bill: Volume 1) and Peng Zhang (The Last Samurai) are confirmed as guest directors for the series. Asian-American designers Prabal Gurung and Phillip Lim are the costume designers for the show. 

Academy Award winner Michelle Yeoh (Everything, Everywhere All At Once, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) stars as Guanyin. The cast also includes Ben Wang as Jin Wang, Yeo Yann Yann as Christine Wang, Chin Han (Mortal Kombat, Marco Polo) as Simon Wang, Daniel Wu (Into The Badlands) as Sun Wukong and Ke Huy Quan (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Everything Everywhere All At Once) as Freddy Wong. 

Production News

  • 2021-10-04
    • Disney+ orders the television series adaptation of the Gene Luen Yang graphic novel. Charles and Kelvin Yu are confirmed as writers while Destin Daniel Cretton is chosen as series director. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2022-02-07
    • The first casting announcement reveals that Michelle Yeoh, Chin Han, Yeo Yann Yann, and Daniel Wu are starring. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2022-02-08
    • Filming for American Born Chinese begins in Los Angeles. (Source: Instagram)
  • 2022-04-28
    • Asian-American fashion designers Prabal Gurung and Philip Lim join the series to work on the costumes. (Source: Deadline)
  • 2022-05-10
    • Stephanie Hsu joins the series to portray Shiji Niangniang. (Source: Variety)
  • 2022-07-06
    • Filming on the series is completed. (Source: Instagram)
  • 2022-09-10
    • A featurette is screened at the D23 Expo and later released online. (Source: Collider)
  • 2023-02-11
    • A teaser revealing the impressive list of guest stars is released. It gives a glimpse into the mystical world of the show. (Source: Collider)
  • 2023-03-13
    • A new 30-second teaser confirms the release date of May 24th, 2023. (Source: Collider)
  • 2023-04-21
    • The official trailer for American Born Chinese is released, introducing a new Chinese student at Jin Wang's school that changes his life forever. (Source: The Playlist)


JustWatch Rating 76%
IMDB 7.1 (5k)


Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction, Comedy, Fantasy




Ben Wang
Jin Wang
Yann Yann Yeo
Christine Wang
Chin Han
Simon Wang
Ke Huy Quan
Jamie Yao / Freddy Wong
Jimmy Liu
Sydney Taylor
Amelia Taylor
Daniel Wu
Sun Wukong / The Monkey King
Michelle Yeoh