Press release - Series

February 7, 2023

American Born Chinese: Fact Sheet

Based on the graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang, “American Born Chinese” is a genre-hopping action comedy that tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his home life. When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods.

“American Born Chinese” is a Disney+ Original series produced by 20th Television. Emmy® Award-winning writer/producer Kelvin Yu (“Bob’s Burgers,” “Central Park”) serves as executive producer and showrunner. Destin Daniel Cretton (Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” “Short Term 12”) is set to direct and serves as executive producer, alongside Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan (both of “Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.” for Disney+, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Jumanji: The Next Level” feature films), Erin O’Malley (“Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.”), Asher Goldstein (“Short Term 12,” “Just Mercy”) and Gene Luen Yang.

“American Born Chinese”

Live Action Scripted Series

20th Television

Ben Wang (“Jin Wang”)
Michelle Yeoh (“Guanyin”)
Yeo Yann Yann (“Christine Wang”)
Chin Han (“Simon Wang”)
Jim Liu (“Wei-Chen”)
Ke Huy Quan (“Freddy Wong”)
Sydney Taylor (“Amelia”)
Daniel Wu (Sun Wukong “The Monkey King”)

Executive Producers:
Kelvin Yu
Destin Daniel Cretton
Melvin Mar
Jake Kasdan
Erin O’Malley
Asher Goldstein
Gene Luen Yang

Social Media:
Tik Tok/@AmBornChinese

Media Contacts:
Cara Freitas

Disney Branded Television
Chrissy Woo

Julie Mitchell

20th Television
Lakeitcha Thomas