Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Cast: Simu Liu
Writer: Dave Callaham
Synopsis: Marvel’s first Asian superhero.
Director: Tom Waller
Writer: Tom Waller
Synopsis: Thai soccer team rescue.
Why Open: From Thai-Irish Writer/Director Tom Waller, The Cave explores the triumphant rescue of a young Thai soccer team.
Director: Quek Shio-Chuan, Ho Yu-Hang
Cast: Huang Peijia, Wu Kang Ren, Ludi Lin, Tian Tze Kuang
Writer: Kai Yu Wu
Creator: Choo Yangsze
Synopsis: Based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name created by Yangsze Choo, the story is set in 1890s Colonial-era Malacca and sees a woman receive a proposal from a wealthy family to become the ghost bride of their recently deceased son. The position is financially lucrative, but means she will be haunted for the rest of her life. Her escape is even more complicated.
Why Open: The Ghost Bride is an adaptation of a New York Times bestseller of the same name created by Yangsze Choo. The 6-part series takes a refreshing production approach of featuring dual directors and a team of international screenwriters with established Hollywood American-Taiwanese TV writer Kai Yu Wu as head writer.
Synopsis: The four nations of Air, Water, Earth, and Fire lived in harmony until the Fire Nation declared war. A century later, there is still no end in sight to the destruction, then, an Avatar named Aang discovers that he has the power to control the four elements. He joins forces with Katara, a Waterbender, and her brother, Sokka, to restore balance and harmony to their world.
Why Open: This one won’t be whitewashed.
Cast: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae
Producers: Kumail Nanjiani, Issa Rae, Michael Showalter
Synopsis: On the brink of breaking up, a couple gets unintentionally embroiled in a bizarre (and hilarious) murder mystery. As they get closer to clearing their names and solving the case, they need to figure out how they, and their relationship, can survive the night.
Why Open: Finally! An interracial couple where both members are people of color–and funny.
Director: Tran Quoc Bao
Cast: Jason Scott Lee, Yoshi Sudarso, Peter Adrian Sudarso
Action Director/Choreographer: Ken Quitugua
Producer: Michael Velasquez, Al’n Duong, Yuji Okumoto
Writer: Tran Quoc Bao
Synopsis: A dead-beat dad, an insurance scammer, and an MMA coach find themselves in the middle of a gang war when they must avenge their Kung Fu master’s death but first… they need to call in sick at their 9-to-5’s.
Creator, Host, Producer: Lisa Ling
Synopsis: Award-winning journalist Lisa Ling goes on a gritty, breathtaking journey to the far corners of America.
Why Open: Lisa Ling, visionary journalist and long-time Asian icon, provides a thoughtful, inventive, and exposed examination of a world that needs it most.
Director: Alan Yang
Writer: Alan Yang
Cast: Christine Ko, Fiona Fu, Tzi Ma, Joan Chen, James Saito, Hayden Szeto, Voda Wong, Cindera Che, Kuei-Mei Yang, Hong-Chi Lee, Raymond Ma, Cindy Im, Yo-Hsing Fang
Synopsis: In this poignant multi-generational drama, Pin-Jui (Hong-Chi Lee) is a free-spirited yet impoverished young Taiwanese factory worker, who makes the difficult decision to leave his homeland – and the woman he loves – behind in order to seek better opportunities in America. But years of monotonous work and an arranged marriage devoid of love or compassion leave an older Pin-Jui (Tzi Ma) a shadow of his former self. Unable to sympathize with his daughter Angela (Christine Ko) and at risk of living out his retirement in solitude, Pin-Jui must reconnect with his past in order to finally build the life he once dreamed of having.