The action-comedy series, based on Gene Luen Yang's 2006 graphic novel, "tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager juggling his high school social life with his immigrant home life," per Deadline. "When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin is unwittingly entangled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods. The action-comedy explores issues of identity, culture and family." Bob’s Burgers executive producer Kelvin Yu and his brother, Westworld story editor Charles Yu, will write the adaptation, while Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton will direct and serve as executive producer. American Born Chinese will be produced by Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan, executive producers of Fresh Off the Boat and Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.
TOPICS: Disney+, American Born Chinese, Charles Yu, Destin Daniel Cretton, Gene Luen Yang, Jake Kasdan, Kelvin Yu, Melvin Mar, In Development