James Hong, Ronny Chieng, Jimmy O. Yang among guest stars on ‘American Born Chinese’ series

James Hong, Ronny Chieng, Jimmy O. Yang among guest stars on ‘American Born Chinese’ series
via Disney Plus
Bryan Ke
By Bryan Ke
February 13, 2023
Disney Plus has revealed most of the regular cast members and guest stars of the upcoming TV series adaptation of Gene Luen Yang’s 2006 graphic novel “American Born Chinese.”
A 40-second teaser trailer posted by the streaming giant on Friday shows the Destin Daniel Cretton-led series’ regulars, from Golden Globe winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan to Ben Wang, Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Jimmy Liu, Sydney Taylor and Daniel Wu.
Appearing alongside the main cast members are several guest stars, including legendary actor James Hong as the Jade Emperor and comedians Ronny Chieng and Jimmy O. Yang as an unconventional monk and the Dragon King, respectively.
Academy Award nominee Stephanie Hsu will also make an appearance as Shiji Niangniang, the Goddess of Stones. Meanwhile, Rosalie Chiang while play Suzy Nakamura, a student activist; Poppy Liu will play Princess Iron Fan; Lisa Lu will play acupuncturist Ni Yang; and Leonard Wu will play Niu Mowang/Bull Demon.
The show’s new teaser trailer features a school hallway and the aftermath of a fierce battle.
Series protagonist Jin Wang, played by Ben Wang, can be seen walking through the hallway and observing still-blazing claw marks on a wall, broken lights and torn posters before opening a glowing locker.
“American Born Chinese” follows the story of Jin, the son of immigrant parents living in the U.S. His life turns upside down once he finds himself entangled in an epic battle that involves Chinese mythological gods.
Disney released a first-look video for the series at the D23 Expo in September 2022.

 
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