Disney+ has cancelled its fantasy/action-comedy series “American Born Chinese” after just one eight-episode season which released on PVOD back on May 24th.
The series is based on the acclaimed 2006 graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang. The story follows Jin Wang (Ben Wang), a seemingly average teenager who struggles to balance his high school social life with his family life.
However, when he meets a new foreign student on the first day of the school year, worlds will collide as he becomes entangled in a battle of Chinese mythical gods.
The project reunites “Everything Everywhere All at Once” alums Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Hsu. Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Sydney Taylor and Poppy Liu had supporting roles in the 20th Television series.
Kelvin Yu (“Bob’s Burgers”) served as executive producer and showrunner, whilst Destin Daniel Cretton directs and also served as executive producer.
The show reportedly received very good critical and audience scores, but “did not register with viewers”.