In October, it was revealed that Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director, Destin Daniel Cretton, would direct an adaptation of American Born Chinese for Disney Plus. Now, we can exclusively reveal production is set for early 2022.
Filming on the pilot episode of American Born Chinese, penned by Kelvin Yu and Charles Yu, will kick off in Los Angeles beginning in mid-February with the series continuing to film through June. Kelvin Yu serves as the showrunner on the series, which is an adaptation of the graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang.
American Born Chinese 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.
Cretton and Yu will executive produce the series alongside Mar, Kasdan, Asher Goldstein and Yang. American Born Chinese was given a straight to series order, although the number of episodes has yet to be confirmed.