From Brad Fulchuk’s overall deal for Netflix comes a new action family drama series, The sun brothers. Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about the new series headed by Michelle Yeoh and Justin Chien. Debuts on Netflix on January 4, 2024.
First announced in February 2022, the new TV series prides itself on being an “Asian-American-centered show, written and directed by Asian-Americans.” Eight episodes were pre-ordered.
Brad Falchuk is the creator, executive producer and showrunner of the project. Falchuk is perhaps best known for his collaborations with Ryan Murphy on several projects, including American crime history and American horror story. For Netflix, the Netflix creator worked on seasons 1 and 2 of The politician (He is not expected to return for season 3.) Falchuk works exclusively with Netflix under an overall agreement reached in March 2019.
He also acts as the creator of the project. Bryon Wu marking his first major project since the 2018 short The escape.
The address of the series is Kevin Tancharoen and Vietnam Nguyen.
Let’s delve into what else is known about The sun brothers starting with the first trailer revealed at Geeked Week 2023.
That The sun brothers on Netflix about?
The series is described as a dark action comedy about two estranged Taiwanese brothers. One of them is a college student in Los Angeles and the other is a Triad gangster in Taipei.
Bruce Sun is a humble college student whose only concern is hiding his dreams of being the next improv comedy star from his mother. His estranged older brother, Charles Sun, was raised by his father, a crime boss, to be a ruthless killer and put his duty to his family above all else. However, when a mysterious killer shoots his father, Charles has to go to Los Angeles to protect his mother and give Bruce a crash course in the family business.
As part of Netflix’s May 2023 action slate reveal, an expanded synopsis was revealed:
“When a mysterious assassin shoots the head of a powerful Taiwanese triad, his eldest son, legendary assassin Charles “Chairleg” Sun (Justin Chien) heads to Los Angeles to protect his mother, Eileen (Michelle Yeoh), and his naïve youngest son
brother, Bruce (Sam Song Li), who has been completely shielded from his family’s truth until now. But as Taipei’s deadliest societies and a rising new faction go head-to-head for dominance, Charles, Bruce and their mother must heal the wounds caused by their separation and discover what brotherhood and family truly mean before they… one of their countless enemies killed them. all.»
Who will be in the Netflix cast? The sun brothers?
Justin Chien will play the lead role of Charles Sun. He is best known for Child pool and Two sides: unfaithful.
Michelle Yeoh will play Mama Sun. Yeoh is coming off his excellent performance in A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once and will also appear in The Witcher: Origin of Blood later in 2022.
Completing the cast include:
- Highdee Kuan (Netflix You) will play Alexis
- Sam Song Li (Better call Saul) as Bruce Sun
- Joon Lee as traditional knowledge
- Madison Hu (strange vark) as grace
- Alicia Hewkin (Netflix Emily in Paris)
- Maite Garcia (Kenan) like Professor Edner
- Jenny Yang (last man standing) as Xing
- Jon Xue Zhang (Eternal) like boots of blood
- rodney a (Parks and Recreation) as a brand
When is The sun brothers In production at Netflix?
Filming for the series began on June 15, 2022 and ran until September 23, 2022. However, it has been indicated that the series entered post-production at a later date, on February 22, 2023. We are not sure. as to why there are two post-production dates, but this could have been for possible reshoots.
According to production listings, the series was predominantly filmed in Taipei City in Taiwan and Los Angeles, California, United States.
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