Today Disney announced that it will stream the Disney+ Original series, “American Born Chinese,” for free on Roku, YouTube, and ABC. The show will also stream on Hulu for Hulu subscribers. This will give viewers an opportunity to watch the first few episodes for free on these platforms.
Here is when you can watch the first few episodes for free and where:
- ABC: Saturday, June 24 at 8:00pm ET/PT – Episode 1
- Hulu: Monday, June 26 – Sunday, July 9 – Episodes 1-3
- YouTube: Wednesday, June 21 at 9am to Sunday, July 23 – Episode 1
- Roku: Monday, June 26 – Monday, July 10 – Episodes 1-3
Disney is hoping after you watch the first few episodes, you will be willing to subscribe to Disney+ to watch the rest of the show. This is very simular to what other services do with their original programs.
Note we check on YouTube and so far the 1st episode is not live yet on the Disney Plus channel. It may be Pacific for when the show will go live.
Here is how Disney describes the show:
Based on the graphic novel of the same name by Gene Luen Yang, “American Born Chinese” chronicles the trials and tribulations of a regular American teenager whose life is forever changed when he befriends the son of a mythological god. This is the story of a young man’s battle for his own identity, told through family, comedy, and action-packed Kung-Fu – with USA Today declaring that “the supernatural elements of “Chinese” are brought to life beautifully, playing on aesthetics from Chinese folklore, comics and animation to create worlds and scenes that pop off the screen.”
The coming-of-age adventure features an all-star international cast, including Academy® Award winners Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”), Ben Wang (“Chang Can Dunk”), International Emmy® Award Nominee Yeo Yann Yann (“Wet Season”), Chin Han (“Mortal Kombat”), Daniel Wu (“Reminiscence”), former Taekwondo champion Jimmy Liu and Sydney Taylor (“Just Add Magic”).