Michelle Yeoh is everywhere these days.
The 60-year-old multiple award-winning actress is now set to appear in American Born Chinese alongside Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Ben Wang (Chang Can Dunk), two-time International Emmy Award nominee Yeo Yann Yann (Wet Season), Chin Han (Mortal Kombat), Daniel Wu (Reminiscence), former Taekwondo champion Jimmy Liu, and Sydney Taylor (Just Add Magic).
Joining the Malaysian-born actress are Ronny Chieng, Jimmy O. Yang, James Hong, Leonard Wu, Stephanie Hsu, Poppy Liu, Lisa Lu, and Rosalie Chiang as guest stars.
The Disney+ Hotstar Original series is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen-Yang and is set to premiere on the streaming platform in spring of 2023.
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, Jin's life changes as he is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods.
The series is produced by Kelvin Yu of Bob's Burgers and Central Park fame and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton (Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and Short Term 12). Destin also serves as executive producer, alongside Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Erin O'Malley, Asher Goldstein, and Gene Luen Yang.
You can check out the teaser here:
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Cover image sourced from New Straits Times.