“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), the series centers on Nora who leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer borough-nyc.
The “Russian Doll” star will direct alongside Lucia Aniello (“Broad City”), Jamie Babbit (“But I’m a Cheerleader”), Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan (“Swiss Army Man”), Steven Tsuchida (“Younger”) and Anu Valia (“The Other Two”). The series is slated to premiere on Comedy Central in Jan. 2020.
The show is executive produced by Lum,