The series based on the novel by Gene Luen Yang is directed by Destin Daniel Cretton responsible for Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
May 24 arrives at Disney+ Not from here, not from Chinaa new series based on the novel by Gene Luen Yang which recounts the trials and tribulations of a teenager whose life is changed forever when he befriends the son of a mythological god. Not from here, not from China is the story of a young man’s battle for his own identity through family, comedy and Kung-Fu action.
The coming-of-age adventure features an all-star international cast including award-winning actors Oscar Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan (Everything everywhere at the same time); Ben Wang (You can do it Chang); Yeo Yann Yann (Wet Season), a two-time International Emmy Award nominee; chin han (Mortal Kombat); daniel wu (Reminiscence); the former taekwondo champion jimmy liu; and sydney taylor (Just Add Magic).
Introducing audiences to a pantheon of mythical Chinese characters, Oscar nominee Stephanie Hsu plays Shiji Niangniang, the goddess of Stones; Ronny Chieng is the unconventional monk Ji Gong; Jimmy O.Yang it is the Dragon King Ao Guang; James Hong he is Emperor of Jade; leonard wu is Niu Mowang/Bull Demon; and Poppy Liu It’s Princess Iron Fan. The series also features Lisa Lu like acupuncturist Ni Yang ya rosalie chiang like student activist Suzy Nakamura.
Emmy Award-winning writer-producer Kelvin Yu (Bob’s Burgers, Central Park) is executive producer and showrunner. Destin Daniel Creton (Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings; Short Term 12) is directing and also serving as executive producer along with Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan (both of Doogie Kamealoha. MD, Jumanji: Into the Jungle, Jumanji : The Next Level), Erin O’Malley (Doogie Kamealoha, MD), Asher Goldstein (Short Term 12, Seeking Justice), and Gene Luen Yang.
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