A new American Born Chinese poster has been released for the upcoming Disney+ series, which will premiere May 24 with all eight episodes. The newly designed art by acclaimed Taiwanese-American artist James Jean depicts the journey of the main character, Jin Wang, and incorporates Jean’s personal experience.
”While watching American Born Chinese, my ears burned and I squirmed in my seat because Jin’s journey felt so hauntingly familiar,” Jean said. “It was the pain of recognition: the ill-fitting clothes, the feeling of being on the outside, the percussive sound of parents arguing through the walls in a language not fully grasped. I had never seen my own experience of adolescence depicted on screen like this before.”
Check out the American Born Chinese poster below:
Disney+’s American Born Chinese is being directed by Destin Daniel Cretton from a screenplay written by brothers Kelvin Yu (Bob’s Burgers) and Charles Yu (Westworld), with Kelvin Yu also set as the showrunner. It is being described as a genre-hopping action-comedy that is set to explore issues of identity, culture, and family.
The series stars Michelle Yeoh (Shang-Chi) as Guanyin, Ben Wang (MacGyver) as Jin Wang, Yeo Yann Yann (Wet Season) as Christine Wang, Chin Han (Mortal Kombat) as Simon Wang, Daniel Wu (Reminiscence) as Sun Wukong, Ke Huy Quan (The Goonies) as Freddy Wong, former Taekwondo champion Jim Liu as Wei-Chen and Sydney Taylor (Just Add Magic) as Amelia.
American Born Chinese is executive produced by Cretton, the Yu Brothers, Gene Luen Yang, Erin O’Malley, Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, and Asher Goldstein. The series is a production by 20th Television.