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Following their history-making recognitions at this year’s Oscars, Everything Everywhere All At Once‘s Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Hsu reunite in American Born Chinese, a new coming-of-age series based on Gene Luen Yang’s 2007 graphic novel.
Premiering Wednesday, May 24 on Disney+, the action comedy stars Ben Wang as Jin Wang, a Chinese-American teen who befriends Wei-Chen Sun (Jimmy Liu), a foreign exchange student who’s secretly the son of a mythological Chinese god. “This is the story of a young man’s battle for his own identity, told through family, comedy, and action-packed Kung-Fu,” per the logline.
Yeoh portrays Guanyin, Wei-Chen’s auntie, the Buddhist bodhisattva of Compassion; Daniel Wu is his father, the Monkey King; and Hsu plays the Goddess of Stones Shiji Niangniang. Quan is Freddy Wong, an actor whose mid-’90s sitcom is being rebooted. The show also stars Celeste Den, James Hong, Lisa Lu, Chin Han, Jimmy O. Yang, Ronny Chieng, Poppy Liu and more.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton also helmed and executive produced the show. Below, find out how to stream American Born Chinese online, including for free.
How to Watch American Born Chinese Online: Premiere Date, Episode Release Schedule
American Born Chinese‘s first season spans eight episodes, which will be released simultaneously on May 24 on Disney+. The series is available exclusively on the streamer, so the only way to watch is with a subscription. Disney+ offers a seven-day trial, so new subscribers can watch American Born Chinese for free during that period.
Disney+ costs $8 per month for the basic ad-supported package or $11 monthly for the Premium ad-free tier. In addition to all Disney films and TV shows, subscriptions include access to Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars content, such as the Oscar-nominated movie, Turning Red; Shang-Chi and the Ten Rings; and Star Wars spinoff series The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, the upcoming Ahsoka.
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