A new autistic AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) character is joining The Ghost and Molly McGee animated series on the Disney Channel starting April 1, and we have the details on her.
Meet June Chen
In the first episode of season two, the McGees become fast friends with new neighbors the Chen family – Ruben, Esther, Ollie, and June (the autistic character).
Getting to know each other, June confidently explains to the McGees, “I’m autistic, and I guess not everyone can handle my unbridled truth.” But the McGees are very welcoming to both June and her family, and the children become instant friends.
June is voiced by autistic Chinese-American actress Sue Ann Pien, who recently starred in As We See It, and she provides representation off-screen, as well.
Here is an introduction to the Chen family:
About the Series
The Ghost and Molly McGee is a family-friendly supernatural comedy (rated TV-Y7) about optimistic tween named Molly McGee and a grumpy ghost named Scratch.
The two are eternally connected thanks to Scratch casting a backfiring curse, but despite their differences, the two form an unlikely friendship and find themselves helping each other through the ups and downs of their respective worlds.
The first episode of season two is called “The New (Para)Normal” and will air at 8am ET/7am CT (also 8am MT/7am PT) on Saturday, April 1, on both Disney Channel and Disney XD. It will air the next day on Disney+.
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