It’s a big night for “Everything Everywhere All at Once” at the Oscars, but stars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan are already looking to the future with “American Born Chinese.” The two actors reunite in the first teaser for the action comedy series. Released Sunday morning by Disney+, filming wraps up with the announcement of a May 24 premiere date for the series.
The series is adapted from cartoonist Gene Luen Yang’s acclaimed 2006 graphic novel, which tells the story of Jin Wang (Ben Wang), a child of Chinese immigrants struggling to grow up in a predominantly white suburb. When he meets a new Taiwanese classmate, the two become fast friends, but Jin is drawn into the battles between Chinese mythological gods.
Along with Yeoh and Quan, the footage also teases a guest star role for the pair’s “Everything Everywhere” co-star Stephanie Hsu. Yeoh, Quan and Hsu are all nominated for acting Oscars at Sunday’s Academy Awards. Following its online debut, the first look teaser will also air during the Academy Awards telecast on ABC.
The cast also includes Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Daniel Wu, Sydney Taylor and Poppy Liu.
Kelvin Yu serves as executive producer and showrunner on the series. “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” director Destin Daniel Cretton directs episodes and serves as executive producer. Other executive producers include Melvin Mark, Jake Kasdan, Erin O’Malley, Asher Goldstein and Gene Luen Yang. The series is produced by 20th Television
Watch the teaser for “American Born Chinese” below.