Earlier this year, it was announced that 20th Television is creating a new Disney+ Original live-action series, “American Born Chinese“, which tells the story of Jin Wang, a teenager who is juggling his high school social life and immigrant home life. After he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, Jin finds himself wittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods.

American Born Chinese,” is a genre-hopping action-comedy series, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang and will be directed by “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” director, Destin Daniel Cretton, who will also be an executive producer on the series.

According to Murphy’s Multiverse, production is set to begin in early 2022.  With filming starting in Los Angeles in mid-February, with filming continuing until June.

The series will be 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.

Are you looking forward to this new Disney+ series?


Roger Palmer

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  1. ScionStorm December 2, 2021

    Interesting. I don't often see the word 'wittingly'. I was beginning to think it didn't exist. I usually see the word 'unwittingly' in description of someone unintentionally getting involved.