Comedy Central today announced the official name of the highly-anticipated, Awkwafina-led series: Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens. The channel also announced the slate of predominantly female and diverse directors for the 10-episode series: Emmy Award-nominated actress/director Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll), Lucia Aniello (Broad City), Jamie Babbit (But I’m a Cheerleader), The Daniels (Swiss Army Man), Steven Tsuchida (Younger) and Anu Valia (The Other Two).
Currently in production in New York, Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens is slated to premiere on Comedy Central in January 2020.
Starring one of the hottest names in Hollywood, Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens is a half-hour scripted comedy loosely based on Awkwafina’s (Nora Lum) real life growing up in Flushing. Raised by her Dad (BD Wong) and Grandma (Lori Tan Chinn) alongside her cousin (Bowen Yang), Nora leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer borough-NYC.
The series is executive produced by Nora Lum, Karey Dornetto, Lucia Aniello, Teresa Hsiao, Peter Principato and Itay Reiss of Artists First. Sarah Babineau and Rachel Olson are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.
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