There are many great TV shows and films to look forward to this year. One of them is American Born Chinese, an upcoming Disney+ TV series based on Gene Luen Yang’s graphic novel. During the 2023 Oscars, American Born Chinese released a new TV spot trailer for the show. The teaser revealed American Born Chinese would premiere on May 24. It was the perfect time to promote the series. Especially since its stars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu, all a part of the Everything Everywhere All at Once cast, had a big night at the Oscars. (Yeoh and Quan took home the Oscar for Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Supporting Actor, respectively. Hsu performed on the big stage.)
The clip reveals that dark forces are coming and gateways are opening between our world and another. We instantly witness just how epic and genre-bending the series will be. And we can’t wait to see more. Here’s a quick synopsis for those who aren’t familiar with the American Born Chinese story:
Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang, “American Born Chinese” 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.
The TV spot trailer for American Born Chinese is short and sweet, with just enough action to draw us in. The series also stars Ben Wang, Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Daniel Wu, former Taekwondo champion Jimmy Liu, and Sydney Taylor. Kelvin Yu is the executive producer and showrunner. Destin Daniel Cretton will direct and serve as executive producer, alongside Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Erin O’Malley, Asher Goldstein, and Gene Luen Yang.