A few days after that A May release date has been announcedCollider is excited to present a new special edition poster for Disney+’s coming-of-age action comedy series. American-born Chinese Made by a Taiwanese-American artist, it debuted at the 2023 SXSW festival. James Jean who also created Everything Everywhere At Once poster.

In the new poster, we see flowers blooming from the backpack of the main character of the series, Jin Wang. Ben Wang, as well as Jean’s statement about the series and how she felt she had the opportunity to create a poster for a series that resonated with her so much. “While watching American-born Chinese“My ears burned, I froze in place,” said Jan. – I was startled only because Jin’s journey was so familiar. It was a painful admission: the wrong clothes, the feeling of being left out, the pounding voices of parents arguing through the walls in a language they didn’t fully understand. I had never seen my teenage years portrayed on screen like this before, and it was boring to watch.” He also explained what the poster depicted and what it was trying to convey.


My poster for A Chinese Born in America depicts Jin going to school and shape-shifting in his Monkey King backpack. While his backpack alludes to the idea of ​​cultural and emotional baggage, the flora that emerges from within are paintings by Giuseppe Castiglione, an Italian missionary who was a court painter in Qing Dynasty China and revolutionized traditional silk scroll painting by combining it with paste. Western rendering techniques with traditional Chinese aesthetics. The reference to Castiglione represents the idea of ​​mutual assimilation between East and West, not only from the story of the show, but also in my own work. The cow lick on Keane’s head comes from my experience growing up in New Jersey, where my Italian barber was incapable of cutting Asian hair, resulting in short hair coming out straight. On Jin’s phone, Mjölnir flies into Freddy Wong’s head, further highlighting the clash of cultures.

American-born Chinese It tells the story of Jin Wang trying to balance social, school and family life. When he meets a new foreign student at school, Wang finds himself in a battle between legendary Chinese gods. The series is hosted by an Emmy® Award-winning writer/producer Kelvin Yu (Bob’s Burgers, Central Park) will also serve as an executive producer Destin Daniel Cretton (Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Short term 12), Melvin Marr and From Jake Kasdan (Doogie Kamealoha, MD, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level), Erin O’Malley (Doogie Kamealoha, MD), Asher Goldstein (Short term 12, Thank you only“) and Gene Luen Young. Cretton will also direct the series. The series is produced by Disney Branded Television and produced by 20th Television.

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American-born Chinese Featuring an all-star ensemble

Along with Wang, the series features an all-star international cast, including recent Academy Award winners. Michelle Yeoh and Ke Hui Quanthey reunite after working together before Best Picture Winner, Everything Everywhere At Once. The lead roles also feature two-time International Emmy Award nominees Yeo Yann Yann (Wet season), Chin Han (Mortal Kombat), Daniel Wu (Keep in mind), former Taekwondo champion Jimmy Liuand Sydney Taylor (Just add magic). The series is also slated to feature several guest stars It forms the pantheon of legendary Chinese characters that will see an Oscar nomination Stephanie Hsu to join him Everything Everywhere companion stars along with as Shiji Niangniang, Goddess of Stones Ronnie Chieng as the unconventional monk Ji Gong; Jimmy O. Young Dragon King, as Ao Guang; James Hong As the Jade Emperor; Leonard Wu As Niu Mowang / Bull Demon, and Poppy Liu Princess Temir as a fan. The series will also see Lisa Lu playing the soon-to-be-retired acupuncturist Ni Yang and Rosalie Chiang as student activist Suzi Nakamura.

American-born Chinese It will premiere on May 24. Check out James Jean’s new poster and the show’s official synopsis below:

Born Chinese in America tells the story of Jin Wang, an average teenager who juggles his high school social life with his home life. When he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, even more worlds collide as Jin unwittingly becomes embroiled in a battle of Chinese mythological gods.