Netflix’s The Brothers Sun has found its leads.
Michelle Yeoh and Justin Chien will lead the series, which is set in the world of Taipei gangsters, and comes from American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk and Byron Wu.
Yeoh, who stars in Paramount+’s Star Trek series franchise as well as films such as Everything Everywhere All at Once and Crazy Rich Asians, plays Mama Sun, while Chien, best known for Snapchat series Two Sides: Unfaithful, stars as Charles Sun.
The Brothers Sun follows a Taipei gangster, Charles Sun, who’s settled into his life as a ruthless killer. But when his father is shot by a mysterious assassin, Charles must go to L.A. to protect his mother and utterly unaware younger brother Bruce.
Yeoh’s Mama Sun is described as shrewd and observant, having built a new life for herself and her son in Los Angeles far from her past in Taiwan, while Chien’s 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.
Better Call Saul’s Sam Song Li plays Bruce Sun, who came to the U.S., 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.
The eight-part series will be set in L.A. and Taiwan and will feature an all-Asian writers room with plans for an all-Asian cast.