The cabler has ordered 10 episodes of the self-titled series “Awkwafina,” which is a half-hour scripted series starring the writer, actor, and rapper. In the series, she will play a twenty-something living in Queens, striving for a larger than life existence while living with her father and grandmother.
Awkwafina will star alongside Bowen Yang as Awkwafina’s more successful cousin, Bd Wong as her father, and Lori Tan Chinn as her grandmother. Awkwafina, Karey Dornetto, and Teresa Hsiao wrote the pilot directed by Lucia Aniello.
Awkwafina, Dornetto, Aniello, Dornetto, Peter Principato, and Itay Reiss of Artists First executive produce. Hsiao serves as co-executive producer. Monika Zielinska, Adam Londy and Rachel Olson are executives in charge of the show for Comedy Central.
“I’ve been watching Comedy Central since I was old enough to hold a remote,