Michelle Yeoh is set to return to Netflix with a new series titled The Brothers Sun, and we’ve created a guide to keep track of all the important details announced and released about it.
The Brothers Sun is an upcoming dark comedy series from Glee and American Horror Story co-creator Brad Falchuk and Byron Wu. Falchuk also serves as showrunner and executive producer while Wu executive produced and wrote some of the scripts. Additionally, The Book of Boba Fett director Kevin Tancharoen helmed the series along with The Midnight Club director Viet Nguyen.
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Here’s everything else you need to know about The Brothers Sun below.
When is The Brothers Sun coming to Netflix?
Do you have your calendar up and ready? If so, make sure to mark off Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024, because this is when the dark comedy series will be released on Netflix. You can expect the complete eight-episode first season to drop at 12:00 a.m. PT/3:00 a.m. ET on this date.
The dark comedy was reportedly filmed from June 15, 2022, to Sept. 23, 2022. Production took place in Taipei, Taiwan, and Los Angeles, California.
Justin Chien stars in the leading role as Charles Sun, a ruthless gangster who heads to Los Angeles to protect his mother and younger brother after his father is shot by a mysterious assassin. He’s known for his roles in Pool Boy and Two Sides: Unfaithful.
As mentioned above, Michelle Yeoh also stars in the series. She plays Eileen, Charles’s mother who left her past behind in Taiwan to start a new life in California with her youngest son, Bruce. You might’ve watched Yeoh in the Netflix shows The Witcher: Blood Origin and Marco Polo. She also had roles in the Netflix films The School for Good and Evil, Gunpowder Milkshake and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny.
Sam Song Li plays the role of Bruce Sun, Charles’s naive younger brother. You might recognize him from his previous roles in Home Economics, Better Call Saul and Take the Night.
Here’s the cast list below:
- Michelle Yeoh as Eileen/Mama Sun
- Justin Chien as Charles Sun
- Sam Song Li as Bruce Sun
- Highdee Kuan as Alexis
- Joon Lee as TK
- Jon Xue Zhang as Blood Boots
- Jenny Yang as Xing
- Madison Hu as Grace
- Rodney To as Mark
- Maite Garcia as Professor Edner
- Alice Hewkin as June
Here’s what the show is about via Netflix Media Center:
"When the head of a powerful Taiwanese triad is shot by a mysterious assassin, his eldest son, legendary killer Charles “Chairleg” Sun (Justin Chien) heads to Los Angeles to protect his mother, Eileen (Michelle Yeoh), and his naive younger brother, Bruce (Sam Song Li) — who’s been completely sheltered from the truth of his family until now. But as Taipei’s deadliest societies and a new rising faction go head-to-head for dominance, Charles, Bruce and their mother must heal the wounds caused by their separation and figure out what brotherhood and family truly mean before one of their countless enemies kills them all."
The first season is rated TV-MA, meaning it’s meant to be watched by mature, adult audiences only. It was given this age rating for strong language, smoking, and graphic violence. Overall, it may be unsuitable for children under the age of 17 to watch.
Check out these official production stills from the upcoming show!
Also, take a look at the action-packed official teaser below to see the cast in action!
Netflix will most likely drop the official trailer by the end of December 2023. We’ll make sure to share it with you once it’s released, so stay tuned to Netflix Life.