Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens: Premiere Date
Comedy Central has released the official trailer for the Awkwafina comedy series Is Nora From Queens, offering us a preview of Nora Lum, actress and rapper-actress Awkwafina, as she struggles to be a responsible adult. The series will debut on January 22. Check out the video on the player below!
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Loosely based on Awkwafina's real experiences, Awkwafina Is Nora of Queens will follow the story of a young girl named Nora Lum, who is growing up in Flushing. Raised by her father and grandmother (Lori Tan Chinn) alongside her cousin, Nora relies on her family as she navigates her life and young adulthood in New York City.
They also star in the series Bowen Yang as Nora's most successful cousin, BD Wong as father, Lori Tan Chinn as grandmother and Agents of SHIELD actress Ming-Na Wen to star as Sandra, Nora's aunt. The pilot was directed by Lucia Aniello. The lineup of the directors who are scheduled to direct the episodes include: Emmy nominee Natasha Lyonne (Russian doll), Lucia Aniello (large city), Jamie Babbit (but I'm a cheerleader), The Daniels (Swiss Army man), Steven Tsuchida (Younger) and Anu Valia (The Other Two).
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Awkwafina (Crazy Rich Asians, Ocean's # 8; The Farewell) will star in and produce the 10-episode series and co-wrote the pilot with Karey Dornetto and Teresa Hsiao. The executive producers next to Awkwafina are Artists First's Dornetto, Aniello, Peter Principato and Itay Reiss. Hsiao is executive co-producer with Monika Zielinska, Adam Londy, and Rachel Olson serving as CEOs at Comedy Central.
The series will make its debut in January 2020.
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