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‘Shang-Chi’s’ Destin Daniel Cretton to Helm ‘American Born Chinese’ for Disney+

Kelvin Yu will serve as showrunner for the action comedy based on a graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton is staying within the Disney family for his next project.

Cretton will direct and executive produce an adaptation of Gene Luen Yang’s graphic novel American Born Chinese for Disney+. The streamer has given a straight to series order for the action comedy, which Kelvin Yu (Bob’s Burgers) and Charles Yu (Legion, Westworld) are adapting. Kelvin Yu will serve as showrunner. Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan, executive producers of Disney+’s Doogie Kamealoha, M.D., are also EPs.

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