The Netflix drama series “The Brothers Sun” has set its main cast, which includes Michelle Yeoh, Variety you have learned.
Yeoh will star alongside series regulars Justin Chien, Sam Song Li, Highdee Kuan, and Joon Lee. Johnny Kou, Alice Jewkin, Jon Xue Zhang, Jenny Yang, Madison Hu, and Rodney To will appear in recurring roles.
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The show was ordered to series at Netflix back in February with an eight-episode pickup. It is set in Los Angeles and Taiwan and features an all-Asian writers room and all-Asian cast. It follows Taipei gangster Charles Sun (Chien), who’s settled into his life as a ruthless killer. But when his father de el is shot by a mysterious assassin, Charles must go to LA to protect his mother de el (Yeoh) and utterly-unaware younger brother, Bruce (Li).
Chien’s (“Two Sides: Unfaithful,” Disney Television Discovers Talent Showcase 2021) Charles Sun grew up the elder son of a crime boss, groomed to be a hardened criminal. He goes to Los Angeles to protect his mother and younger brother but finds himself torn between the life he’s been raised in and the life he could make for himself.
Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Crazy Rich Asians”) will play Eileen “Mama” Sun. Shrewd and observant, Eileen has built a new life for herself and her son de ella in Los Angeles far from her past de ella in Taiwan.
Li’s (“Better Call Saul,” “Take The Night”) Bruce Sun came to the states as a kid with little memory of Taipei and no idea of his family’s past. When his infamous and respected brother shows up on his doorstep, Bruce is thrown into a world that he is vastly unprepared for.
Kuan (“Fear The Night,” “This Is Us”) will play Alexis. Driven and ambitious, Alexis grew up with a strong sense of justice and work ethic which resulted in her becoming an assistant DA.
Lee (“Neh,” “Dated”) will play TK, an aspiring gangster and Bruce’s best friend since childhood. He wishes he was tough, loyal, and smart – but he isn’t. But that doesn’t stop him from trying.
Kou (“Bitter Sweet,” “Fighting Men of China”) will play Big Sun. Hewkin (“The Crown,” “Sex Education”) will play May/June. Zhang (“Eternals,” “The Gentleman”) will play Blood Boots. Yang (“Busy Tonight with Busy Philipps”) will play Xing. Hu (“The Boogeyman,” Bizaardvark”) will play Grace. To (“Easter Sunday,” “Parks & Recreation”) will play Mark.
Byron Wu and Brad Falchuk are credited as co-creators on the series. Wu serves as writer and executive producer. Falchuk is the showrunner and executive producer via Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision, which is currently under an overall deal at Netflix. Kevin Tancharoen will direct and executive produce, with Mikkel Bondesen executive producing.
(Pictured, from left to right: Michelle Yeoh, Justin Chien, Sam Song Li)
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