Comedy Central’s Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens is a show about Awkwafina struggling with and trying to figure out the complexities of adulting.
Awkwafina’s 2020 is looking to be just as booked and busy as her last two years.
The breakout comedic star of 2018’s Crazy Rich Asians followed up that hit with a role in the all-female reboot Ocean’s 8 and the indie hit The Farewell. She’ll also be in the upcoming Jumanji sequel, and is set to have a role in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings as well as the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid.
However, it looks like the comedienne won’t be depriving TV of her talents, as she will have a Comedy Central show that is loosely based on her own life and experiences. Awkwafina will star in and executive produce the 10-episode series, and also co-wrote the pilot with Karey Dornetto and Teresa Hsiao.
Check out the trailer below!
Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens follows Nora Lum, a young, 27-year-old from Flushing, NY. Raised by her Dad and Grandma (played by Lori Tan Chinn) alongside her cousin, Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens will focus on Nora as leans on her family and navigates life and young adulthood in outer borough-NYC.
Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens also stars SNL‘s newest cast member, Bowen Yang, as Nora’s more successful cousin, BD Wong as her father, Lori Tan Chinn as her grandmother and Agents of SHIELD actress Ming-Na Wen to guest star as Nora’s aunt Sandra.
The pilot was directed by Lucia Aniello, the director, writer, and producer best known for her work on Comedy Central’s Broad City. Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens has quite lineup of the directors set to helm episodes, which includes: Emmy nominee Natasha Lyonne, best known for her work on the hit Russian Doll; Jamie Babbit, known for But I’m a Cheerleader; Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert of Swiss Army Man fame; Steven Tsuchida from Younger and Anu Valia of The Other Two.
Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens premieres January 22 on Comedy Central.