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8 AA+PI trailers we’re excited for this spring

We're ready to toss out our New Year's resolutions in favor of watching these series and films instead

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How are those New Year’s resolutions going? Eating healthy and exercising are respectable goals, but what’s wrong with a resolution of spending more time on your couch? To meet that particular goal, we’ve rounded up some of the most anticipated titles featuring AA+PI talent to check out this February and March.

The Impossible Heir 

Kang In-ha (Lee Jun-young) lives humbly in poverty but soon discovers he is the illegitimate son in a powerful Korean conglomerate family. Kang decides to team up with his ambitious and intellectually gifted childhood friend Han Tae-oh (Lee Jae-wook) to ascend to the top of the social ladder. Na Hye-won (Hong Su-zu) is a mysterious woman among the trio that may just put a major wrench in their plans.

The Impossible Heir premieres on Disney+ on Feb. 28.

Pyramid Game

Based on the popular webtoon of the same name, Pyramid Game is a thriller where school violence takes centerstage. Bona of K-pop girl group WJSN will portray the lead Seong Su-ji, a transfer student who is voted as the newest victim of her class’ social hierarchy scheme. She becomes the target of bullying, but is determined to break the “Pyramid Game” once and for all.

Pyramid Game will premiere on TVING and Paramount+ on Feb. 29.

My Name is Loh Kiwan

This anticipated film stars veteran actor Song Joong-ki as the titular character. Loh is a North Korean defector hoping to achieve refugee status in Belgium. On his journey he meets Marie (Choi Sung-eun), a woman in hopeless despair. Other notable cast members include Jo Han-chul, Kim Sung-ryung and Lee Sang-hee.

My Name is Loh Kiwan will premiere on Netflix on Mar. 1.

The Cleaning Lady

The Cleaning Lady is back for a third action-packed season. Élodie Yung as Thony De La Rosa, a determined Cambodian doctor fighting against a broken system to save her son. Season three intensifies with Thony's quest to find her son Arman and bring her deported sister-in-law Fiona back to the U.S., leading her into a dangerous dynamic with a cartel while navigating the challenges of protecting her family.

The Cleaning Lady season three premieres on FOX on Mar. 5.

Kung Fu Panda 4

How does the Dragon Warrior grow after a perfect movie trilogy arc? In this fourth installment of the Dreamworks animated classic, Po (Jack Black) is tasked with mentoring a new Dragon Warrior, all while a new villain has summoned the enemies of Po’s past to cause chaos. Kung Fu Panda’s all star cast returns and includes newcomers Ke Huy Quan, Awkwafina,  and Viola Davis.

Kung Fu Panda 4 premieres in theaters on Mar. 8.

Queen of Tears

Can romance spark once again for married couple Baek Hyun-woo (Kim Soo-hyun) and Hong Hae-in (Kim Ji-won)? Hong is the “Queen of Department Stores” and Baek is “The Prince of Supermarkets,” both in career positions of esteem at Korean corporations. This rom-com follows the pair as they navigate their professional and love lives through a crisis.

Queen of Tears premieres on Netflix on Mar. 9.

Chicken Nugget

This is the story of one father’s quest to save his daughter after she steps into a machine and is turned into a chicken nugget. Need we say more? This upcoming K-drama stars Ryu Seung-ryong of Moving fame, Kim Yoo-jung from Netflix’s My Demon and Squid Game breakout actor Jung Ho-yeon.

Chicken Nugget premieres on Netflix on Mar. 15.

Top Chef: Wisconsin

Season 21 of the iconic Bravo cooking competition is back. It feels like a fresh start coming off the heels of their Top Chef: World All-Stars global royale. Additionally, Top Chef winner Kristen Kish will bring new energy to the show as she takes over Padma Lakshmi’s hosting role. Plus, three competing chefs are of Asian descent: Kaleena Bliss, Kenny Nguyen, and Rasika Venkatesa.   

Top Chef: Wisconsin will premiere on Bravo on Mar. 20.

Published on February 22, 2024

Words by Daniel Anderson

Daniel Anderson is a disabled Chinese American adoptee based in Seattle. His freelance writing specialties include K-pop, entertainment, and food. He believes that any restaurant can be a buffet, and the key to success is to take a nap each day. Follow his adventures on Instagram @danzstan.