The story follows a teenager trying to balance his high school life and his immigrant home life.
Disney+ has given a series order for the adaptation of Gene Luen Yang's graphic novel, American Born Chinese. The action-comedy series will be both directed and executively produced by Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton. Joining Cretton as executive producer are the show's writers, Emmy Award-winning Kelvin Yu (Bob's Burgers) and Charles Yu (Legion, Westworld). Yu will also act as the showrunner on the series.
Cretton spoke very highly of the adaption's script, saying, “Reading Kelvin's riveting adaptation of Gene's incredible novel had me laughing and crying and jumping out of my chair on every page. I feel deeply connected to the characters in this story and the brilliant team bringing 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.” Other executive producers on the project include Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Asher Goldstein, and Yang.