American Born Chinese release date, cast, synopsis, trailer and more


If you loved the cast of Everything Everywhere All At Once as much as we did, then you’re in for a treat, as some of our favorite stars from the Academy Award-winning film are set to star in American Born Chinese, a brand-new Disney+ series that’s sure to blow your mind!

The show is a mix of fantasy, drama, and action, all things that will entice any fan. However, many elements set this title apart from the rest.

Without further ado, here’s everything to know about the upcoming Disney+ original series!

American Born Chinese release date

Mark your calendars! American Born Chinese will officially release on Wednesday, May 24! As the series is a Disney+ original, you will only be able to stream the series on this platform, so be sure to get a subscription as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

American Born Chinese cast

Academy Award-winner Michelle Yeoh stars as Guanyin in the upcoming series. This character takes inspiration from one of East Asia’s Bodhisattva of the same name, meaning she is extremely graceful, divine, and compassionate.

Yeoh is joined by her fellow Everything Everywhere All At Once stars Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Hsu, who play the roles of Freddy Wong and Shiji Niangniang, respectively.

We’ll have to wait a little longer to know more about these characters and how they influence the story of the series, but until then, read on to learn who else stars in the cast of American Born Chinese.

  • Ben Wang as Jin Wang
  • Chin Han as Simon Wang
  • Daniel Wu as Sun Wukong
  • James Hong as Jade Emperor
  • Jim Liu as Wei-Chen
  • Jimmy O. Yang as Dragon King
  • Leonard Wu as Niu Mowang
  • Lisa Lu as Ni Yang
  • Poppy Liu as Princess Iron Fan
  • Rosalie Chiang as Suzy Nakamura
  • Sydney Taylor as Amelia
  • Yeo Yann Yann as Christine Wang

American Born Chinese synopsis

American Born Chinese not only gives us a look into East Asian spirituality but also helps us understand more about Asian culture by introducing us to various divine beings integral to the past, present, and future of Asian society.

Want to know more? We’ve got you covered! Here’s the official synopsis (via Disney+ Originals):

"Based on the genre-hopping graphic novel 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 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 trailer

Believe us when we say that this show will truly be magical. Not just in the metaphorical sense, but also in the literal sense, as the aesthetics are a sight to behold. See a glimpse of what’s to come in the official trailer below!

We’re sure to know even more about American Born Chinese very soon. Until then, be sure to check back in with Hidden Remote for more updates on all your favorite Disney+ originals!

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