Apple orders Little America series from Kumail Nanjiani & Emily V. Gordon
Deadline reports that Apple has officially greenlit the half-hour anthology series Little America from The Big Sick writers Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. The project was originally announced as in development back in February.
Little America is an immigration-themed anthology series based on the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, described as “a small, collective portrait of America’s immigrants — and thereby a portrait of America itself.” Little America will “go beyond the headlines” in order to view the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring, and unexpected lives of immigrants in America, when their stories are more relevant than ever.
The series is written by Lee Eisenberg (SMILF), who will serve as showrunner and executive producer, and the husband-and-wife duo of Nanjiani and Gordon. Alan Yang (Master of None) will also executive produce alongside Nanjiani and Universal Television. Joshuah Bearman and Joshua Davis will act as executive producers for Epic Magazine alongside co-EP Arthur Spector.
Apple’s upcoming slate includes Are You Sleeping starring Octavia Spencer, a morning show drama starring Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Aniston, an Amazing Stories reboot from Steven Spielberg, a Ronald D. Moore space drama, a Damien Chazelle series, a comedy starring Kristin Wiig, a world-building drama titled See from Steven Knight and Francis Lawrence, an M. Night Shyamalan psychological thriller, the comedy Dickinson starring Hailee Steinfeld, and the romantic dramedy Little Voice produced by J.J. Abrams.
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