- 11 Nov 2019
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"American Born Chinese" tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his immigrant 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 show is a genre-hopping action-comedy that explores issues of identity, culture, and family.
Destin Daniel Cretton (Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings," "Short Term 12") is set to direct and executive-produce. Written and executive-produced by Emmy® Award-winning Kelvin Yu ("Bob's Burgers") and Charles Yu ("Legion," "Westworld"), the series is also executive-produced by Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan (both of "Doogie Kamealoha, M.D." for Disney+, "Fresh Off the Boat" for ABC, and "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" and "Jumanji: The Next Level" feature films). Asher Goldstein ("Short Term 12," "Just Mercy") and Gene Luen Yang are also executive producers. Kelvin Yu serves as showrunner.