Stephanie Hsu Joins Disney+ Series American Born Chinese

Stephanie Hsu as Jobu Tupaki in Everything Everywhere All at Once

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Amid a completely stacked solidStephanie Hsu (The whole lot In every single place All at As soon asNora from Queens) has been solid as a visitor star within the new Disney+ sequence American Born Chinese language, In accordance with Selection,Hsu will seem as Shiji Niangniang, the Goddess of Stones, who works in a modern-day jewellery store alongside together with her magical canine.”

American Born Chinese language relies on the graphic novel of the identical identify by Gene Luen Yang that depicts the intersection of Chinese language mythology and household by way of the enmeshing of three storylines. Kelvin Yu is poised to write down, produce, and act because the showrunner for the present, which already reads as being way more action-oriented than the unique graphic novel, which informed a grounded, cautious storyline amid magic and identification. Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) directs and govt produces.

Within the Disney+ present, the sequence will comply with Jin Wang (Ben Wang), who’s struggling to steadiness his highschool social life and the pressures he feels at house. When Jin runs into Chinese language alternate scholar Wei-Chen (Jim Liu) on the primary day of college, “their worlds collide as Jin turns into entangled in a battle of Chinese language mythological gods. Id, tradition and household are themes all through,” in accordance with Selection.

Additionally within the solid is Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan, each of whom starred alongside Hsu within the Daniels’ multiverse movie, The whole lot In every single place All at As soon as, Revealed in a Disney press launch, Yeoh (who was additionally in Cretton’s Shang-Chi) will play Guanyin, an unassuming auntie, who helps her nephew Wei-Chen navigate the challenges of American highschool whereas sustaining her secret identification because the omnipotent Buddhist bodhisattva of compassion. Quan performs as Freddy Wong, a fictional character from a well-liked mid-Nineteen Nineties sitcom. Additionally within the solid is Daniel Wu because the Monkey King, Solar Wukong—the legendary, omnipotent god of the Chinese language epic Journey to the West, who enters our world seeking his son. There is not any phrase but on when American Born Chinese language is likely to be premiering, nevertheless it’s excessive on our record of must-watch sequence when it does.

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