'The Brothers Sun' on Netflix: Cast, date, plot, and latest buzz about crime drama

'The Brothers Sun' on Netflix: Cast, date, plot, and latest buzz about crime drama
Justin Chien (L) and Highdee Kuan (R) will appear as lead actors in Netflix's 'The Brothers Sun' (justin_chien and @highdeekuan/Instagram)

Netflix is developing a lineup of new series and movies. The list includes 'The Brothers Sun'. With an illustrious cast and culturally significant content, the new series seems to be an exciting and authentic crime drama.

It will cross oceans and cultural barriers with its intriguing plot and excellent roster of actors. 'The Brothers Sun' follows the Sun crime family, which is split between the cities of Taipei and Los Angeles after a dangerous tragedy strikes. The series promises to be an in-depth exploration of not just cultural but familial divides, as well as the bonds that do not break no matter the distance.


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When is ‘The Brothers Sun’ releasing and where can you watch it?

‘The Brothers Sun’ will be streaming on Netflix and it is confirmed to premiere in 2023. Production for the series is said to begin this year.

What is the plot of ‘The Brothers Sun’?

‘The Brothers Sun’ takes place in Los Angeles and Taiwan. It chronicles the struggle of Taipei gangster Charles Sun, the first Sun brother, as he journeys to Los Angeles to save his mother, Eileen, referred to as “Mama” and his innocent brother Bruce. While Charles Sun is a hardened gangster in his home country working for his mob-head father, Bruce Sun is living in Los Angeles with his mother and has no idea that he belongs to a dangerous gangster family.

After the Suns’ father is shot to death in Los Angeles by an unknown assassin, Charles must leave Taipei to protect his mother from the family’s new enemy and confront his estranged younger brother. The latter leads a life untouched by violence and crime. The trio is either deliberate or unwitting members of a treacherous Taipei crime family. They are not afraid to do what has to be done for their safety and the longevity of their family, particularly "Mama" Sun. Half of the family lives in Taipei, driving the family’s gangster legacy. The other half has left that world behind for a safer way of life in Los Angeles.

We can expect a wide dichotomy and exciting tension between these two completely different brothers. While Bruce has little knowledge of his family’s life of crime in Taipei, Charles has almost no understanding of Bruce’s more laid-back, safer life in Los Angeles. Whatever the events of the series are, these two brothers will have to metaphorically cross oceans to come together and restore unity between the two fractured halves of the family.

Who stars in ‘The Brothers Sun’?

‘The Brothers Sun’ will feature some popular faces like Michelle Yeoh, Justin Chien, Highdee Kuan, and Joon Lee.

Michelle Yeoh has been cast in a lead role on the Netflix original series 'The Brothers Sun' (Rodin Eckenroth/WireImage)

Michelle Yeoh

The 59-year-old gained recognition during the 90s following her appearance in films like 'Yes', 'Madam', 'Police Story 3: Supercop', and 'Holy Weapon'. She is internationally popular for her roles in the James Bond film 'Tomorrow Never Dies', along with 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'. Her other famous works include 'Memoirs of a Geisha', 'Reign of Assassins', 'Kung Fu Panda 2', 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny', and 'The Lady'.

What is the latest buzz about ‘The Brothers Sun’?

The eight-part series set in LA and Taiwan will feature an all-Asian writers' room with plans for an all-Asian cast.

Who are the showrunners?

The dark comedy-drama and family soap opera will be directed by Kevin Tancharoen, who will also serve as the executive producer alongside EP Mikkel Bondesen and Brad Falchuk.


The developers have not released a trailer for 'The Brothers Sun'.

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