The five-part documentary is also narrated by Tamlyn Tomita
According to PBS, the five-hour film series “delivers a bold, fresh perspective” on Asian American history through “intimate personal stories.”
The series “examines the significant role of Asian Americans in shaping American history” dating from “the first wave of Asian immigrants in the 1850s” to the “modern refugee crises in a globally connected world.”
PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger said he network is aiming to celebrate diversity.
“We are proud to share this important series with our audiences, and to deepen understanding about the extraordinary impact of Asian Americans on our national identity,” she said.
Kim, who recently recovered from Coronavirus, said he hopes the series will present a sense of belonging for Asian Americans.
“For Asian-Americans, I would hope that we can see that we belong here as much as anyone else, and that we can take pride in our contributions to this country’s history,” he said.
Asian Americans premieres 11 May 2020 at 8/7c on PBS