To spread the word about its new original series, American Born Chinese, The Walt Disney Company is putting select episodes on several platforms beyond Disney Plus, including ABC, Hulu, Roku and YouTube.
The most limited viewing is on ABC, where the first episode will air on Saturday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. From there, episodes one through three will be available to stream on Hulu from Monday, June 26 through Sunday, July 9. The premiere episode will also be available to watch for free onYouTube from Wednesday, June 21 through Sunday, July 23. And finally, the first three episodes will stream on Roku from Monday, June 26 through Monday, July 10.
American Born Chinese is based on the graphic novel by Gene Luen Yang about an American teenager who finds his life forever changed after he befriends the son of a mythological Chinese god.
The series stars newly minted Oscar winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan, who were named best actress and best supporting actor, respectively, for Everything Everywhere All at Once; as well as Ben Wang, Yeo Yann Yann, Chin Han, Daniel Wu, former Taekwondo champion Jimmy Liu and Sydney Taylor.
Guest-starring are Stephanie Hsu, who also was nominated best supporting actress for her role in Everything Everywhere All at Once, along with Ronny Chieng, Jimmy O. Yang, James Hong, Leonard Wu, Poppy Liu, Lisa Lu and Rosalie Chang.
Kelvin Yu (Bob’s Burgers, Central Perk) is executive producer and showrunner. Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) directs and executive produces alongside Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Erin O’Malley, Asher Goldstein and graphic novel author Yang.