Michelle Yeoh to be cast in Netflix gangster drama ‘Brothers Sun’

Netflix drama series ‘The Brothers Sun’ has set its main cast, which includes Michelle Yeoh, Variety has learned.

Yeoh will star alongside series regulars Justin Chien, Sam Song Li, Highdee Kuan, and Joon Lee. 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 on Netflix in February with an eight-episode pickup. It is set in Los Angeles and Taiwan and features an all-Asian writers room and an all-Asian cast. It follows Taipei mobster Charles Sun (Dog), who has settled into his life as a ruthless killer. But when his father is shot by a mysterious assassin, Charles must travel to Los Angeles to protect his mother (Yeoh) and his unconscious younger brother, Bruce (Li).

Chien’s (“Two Sides: Unfaithful”, Disney Television Discovers Talent Showcase 2021) Charles Sun grew up the eldest son of a crime boss, groomed to be a hardened criminal. He travels to Los Angeles to protect his mother and younger brother but finds himself torn between the life he was raised in and the life he could build for himself.

Yeoh (“Everything Everywhere All at Once”, “Crazy Rich Asians”) will play Eileen “Mama” Sun. Clever and observant, Eileen has built a new life for herself and her son in Los Angeles away from her past in Taiwan.

Li’s Bruce Sun (“Better Call Saul,” “Take The Night”) came to the United States as a child with few memories of Taipei and no idea of ​​his family’s past. When his infamous and respected brother shows up on his doorstep, Bruce is thrust into a world he is completely 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 a work ethic that led her to become an assistant district attorney.

Lee (“Neh”, “Dated”) will play TK, an aspiring mobster and Bruce’s best friend since childhood. He would like to be tough, loyal and smart, but he is not. But that doesn’t stop him from trying.

Hewkin (“The Crown”, “Sex Education”) will play in 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 of the series. Wu is a screenwriter and executive producer. Falchuk serves as showrunner and executive producer via Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision, which is currently on an overall deal with Netflix. Kevin Tancharoen will serve as director and executive producer, with Mikkel Bondesen executive producing.

(In the photo, from left to right: Michelle Yeoh, Justin Chien, Sam Song Li)

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