Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Home / Top Stories / Comedy Central Orders Scripted Series from Awkwafina

Comedy Central Orders Scripted Series from Awkwafina


ADVERTISEMENT

Comedy Central is working with writer, actor and rapper Awkwafina (Ocean’s 8, Crazy Rich Asians) on a ten-episode series.

The half-hour self-titled series will feature Awkwafina as a twenty-something living in Queens, striving for a larger-than-life existence while living with her father and grandmother. Awkwafina, Karey Dornetto (SMILF, Portlandia) and Teresa Hsiao (Family Guy, American Dad) wrote the pilot directed by Lucia Aniello (Broad City, Rough Night).

“I’ve been watching Comedy Central since I was old enough to hold a remote, and so many of their shows have defined who I am today,” said Awkwafina. “I am so honored to be given their platform to tell the story of an Asian American girl against the backdrop of the city I was raised.”

“This is a special project. Inspired by Awkwafina’s formative years in Queens, the show is both a personal look into one of comedy’s brightest stars and also a relatable, funny profile of a young hustler’s struggle,” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, executive VPs and co-heads of talent and development for Comedy Central. “We’re happy to be used as a pawn in Awkwafina’s elaborate EGOT endgame.”








About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.

ALSO READ

ABC Picks Up Lake Bell, Dax Shepard Comedy Series

A new single-camera comedy series starring Lake Bell and Dax Shepard has been picked up to series by ABC Television Network.