The Brothers Sun, a brand-new action family drama series, is the result of Brad Fulchuk’s overall Netflix contract. The essential information regarding the upcoming series starring Michelle Yeoh and Justin Chien is provided below. The new TV show, which was first revealed in February 2022, takes pleasure in being “Asian-American centred, Asian-American written, and Asian-American directed.” In advance, 8 episodes were ordered.
The project’s creator, executive producer, and showrunner is Brad Falchuk. The projects that Falchuk worked on with Ryan Murphy, such as American Crime Story and American Horror Story, are likely most recognised for. The creator of The Politician on Netflix worked on seasons 1 and 2 of the show (not expected to return for season 3). Falchuk has an overall contract with Netflix that restricts his work to them as of March 2019. Bryan Wu is also a creator on the project, which is his first significant one since the 2018 short The Getaway.
What is the plot of The Brothers Sun on Netflix?
The show is billed as a dark action-comedy centred on two estranged Taiwanese brothers. One is a college student in Los Angeles, and the other is a Taipei Triad thug.
Bruce Sun is a modest college student whose sole concern is keeping his mother in the dark about his ambitions to become the next improv comedy sensation. Charles Sun, his estranged older brother, was groomed by their crime boss father to be a vicious killer who prioritises his family over all else. When their father is shot by an unknown assassin, Charles is forced to travel to Los Angeles to safeguard his mother and give Bruce a crash course in the family company.
Who will star in Netflix’s The Brothers Sun?
Charles Sun will be played by Justin Chien. He is most recognised for his roles in Pool Boy and Two Sides: Unfaithful.
Mama Sun will be played by Michelle Yeoh. Yeoh is fresh off her outstanding performance in A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once, and she will also star in The Witcher: Blood Origin later in 2022. The cast is completed by:
Highdee Kuan (Netflix’s You) will play Alexis
Sam Song Li (Better Call Saul) as Bruce Sun
Joon Lee as TK
Madison Hu (Bizaardvark) as Grace
Alice Hewkin (Netflix’s Emily in Paris)
Maite Garcia (Kenan) as Professor Edner
Jenny Yang (Last Man Standing) as Xing
Jon Xue Zhang (Eternals) as Blood Boots
Rodney To (Parks and Recreation) as Mark
When will Netflix release The Brothers Sun?
The series is set to start filming on June 15th, 2022, and is projected to last for about three months, with the current wrap date set for September 23rd, 2022. The majority of the series will be filmed in Los Angeles, California, and Taipei City, Taiwan, according to production lists. There are additional Asian-American-centric shows on Netflix besides The Brothers Sun. Steven Yeun is the lead actor in the A24 production Beef, which will also be available on Netflix.
There is currently no scheduled release date. According to the majority of sources, the show won’t be accessible until at least some time in 2023.