Neither from here nor from China (American-born Chinese) is an upcoming original series on the platform stream Disney Plus, which will take us through the grounds of the Grow up, using fantastic resources that will fill our screen with characters inspired by a rich and very ancient mythology. Here’s what you need to know about this television project that juxtaposes a mission to prevent a multidimensional chaos with the difficult teenage lives of two Chinese boys in the United States.
What is the series about? Neither from here nor from China?
An official synopsis of this upcoming series live action prescribes the following (via Disney):
“It tells the story of Jin Wang, a normal teenager juggling his family life and social life in high school. However, when he meets a new student on the first day of school, more worlds collide and Jin is unknowingly drawn into a battle of mythological Chinese gods.
This mix of action, comedy and adventure is an adaptation of the multi-award winning graphic novel American-born Chinese (2006) by the American writer of Taiwanese descent Gene Luen Yang.
At the head of the writing team are the brothers Karl Juwhose pen has participated in acclaimed shows like western worldAnd Kelvin YuEmmy winner for the animated series Bob’s burger. The latter also took on the duties of showrunner.
Leading the cast are the aspiring actors Ben Wang (Jin Wang) and Jimmy Liu (Wei-Chen) as two young students tasked with saving the world.
In supporting roles the names of yes (Guanyin) and Ke Huy Quan (Freddy Wong), winner of the 2023 Oscars for her work on the critically acclaimed feature film Everything everywhere at the same time. Oddly enough, since they’re from the same movie, they also have an involvement Stephanie Hasu (the goddess Shiji Niangniang) and James Hong (the Jade Emperor).
The cast complements it Yeo Yann Yann (Christine Wang) chin han (Simon Wang) Sydney Taylor (Amelia) and Daniel Wu (The Monkey King) among others.
what to expect Neither from here nor from China?
In April 2023 the showrunner Kelvin Yu explained this meeting that this new Disney Plus series returns in addition to the goddesses, demons and action kung fu from the original graphic novel, will set his heart on the friendship of his protagonists. At the same time, actor Daniel Wu reiterated that aspects such as puberty and conflicting school life make the story possible Neither from here nor from China be universal.
Among the directors of the program stands out Destiny Daniel Cretonwho directs Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings for Marvel Studios and will soon take the reins Avengers: The Kang Dynasty. But in terms of the television adaptation of American-born ChineseCretton has hinted it will be something never seen before on the small screen.
“Reading Kelvin’s fascinating adaptation of Gene’s incredible novel had me laughing, crying and jumping on every page,” the director said in 2021 (via THR). “I feel a deep connection to the characters of this story and the brilliant team who bring it to life. This series will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen on TV.”
It should be added that the famous Lucy Liu (directing episodes of series such as Elementary And Luke cage) And pengzhang (Battle Coordinator at shang chi) also occupied the director’s chair for various episodes of the show.
When it premieres Neither from here nor from China?
Neither from here nor from Chinathe next Disney Plus original series, will end up in their catalogue May 24, 2023. It will consist of eight episodes in total.