Award Winning 2006 Graphic Novel by Jean Luen Yang American born Chinese Television streaming is on its way. Disney+ Announced on October 4 that it had given the green light to an adaptation of the book, Yang signed on as an executive producer. During this, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Director Destin Daniels Cretton will direct. here’s what we know about it American born Chinese till now.
‘American Born Chinese’ explores battle with a Chinese mythological figure
yangso young adult novels Jin follows Wang, a young teenager who stands out as the only Chinese-American student in the school. However, he soon meets Chin-ki, a Chinese boy who visits his cousin Danny every year. As Jin navigates the ups and downs of high school, he and Chin-ki encounter Sun Wukong, also known as the Monkey King – a mythical deity in a Chinese folk tale.
yang and American born Chinese 2007’s Michael L. Won several awards including the Printz Prize. it also became new York Times best seller. Critics have praised Yang’s portrayal of racial struggles and finding one’s identity.
in a statement to time limitAyo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, called the adaptation “imaginatively memorable and imaginative”.
“It’s a great universal story that moves between worlds and explores the impact of culture, identity, and acceptance through the lens of adolescence,” Davis said.
Destin Creighton says he feels ‘deeply connected’ to the story
The studio did not make any casting decisions for American born Chinese So far. However, Deadline reported that Bob’s Burgers Executive producer Calvin Yu and his brother, Charles Yu have signed on to write and executive produce. Additionally, Yang, Melvin Marr, Jake Kasdan and Asher Goldstein will serve as executive producers.
“Jean Luen Yang’s book is a staple in American literature and is deeply important to an entire generation of readers,” said Calvin Yu, who will also serve as showrunner. “Destin and Melvin are storytellers operating at the highest level of imagination. It is very exciting and very humbling to be a part of it.”
During this, American born Chinese It marks Creighton’s first time in the director’s chair for a TV series (Also toyko vice, which is in post-production). In his statement to Deadline, he explained what the project means to him.
“Reading Calvin’s interesting adaptation of Jean’s incredible novel made me laugh and cry and jump out of my chair on every page,” he revealed. “I feel deeply connected to the characters in this story and the wonderful team that brought it to life. This show is going to be unlike anything we’ve experienced on TV, and I can’t wait for the world to see what we’re cooking up. “
‘Shang-Chi’ director Destin Daniels Creighton says it was ‘difficult’ to play the lead