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'American Born Chinese' canceled after one season on Disney+ diverse to learn.
According to a person familiar with the decision, Disney was on top of the creative process for the series, but viewership did not justify greenlighting a second season. The producers plan to market the series in other outlets.
“American Born Chinese” premiered on Disney+ in May. The Disney Branded Television series was based on the graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang. The official log states that the show “chronicles the trials and tribulations of an ordinary American teenager whose life is changed forever when he befriends the son of a mythical god.”
The series' cast included Ben Wang, Michelle Yeoh, Yu Yanyan, Chen Han, Jimmy Liu, Ke Huiquan, Sydney Taylor, and Daniel Wu. The series has received positive reviews from critics, with the first season receiving an approval rating of 94% based on 51 reviews.
Kelvin Yu developed the series for television and served as executive producer and showrunner. Destin Daniel Cretton served as director and executive produced the series. Melvin Marr and Jake Kasdan also executive produce with Yang, Erin O'Malley and Asher Goldstein. “American Born Chinese” is produced by 20th Television.
News of the series' cancellation comes just one day after the release of “The Brothers Sun” on Netflix, which also stars Michelle Yeoh. Quan also recently appeared in Season 2 of the Marvel series “Loki” on Disney+. Meanwhile, Cretton is working on the upcoming Marvel-Disney+ series “Wonder Man” as co-creator, director and executive producer.
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