“Nora From Queens” also stars BD Wong, known for his role in “Law & Order: SVU”, as Awkwafina’s father, Lori Tan Chinn from “Orange is The New Black” as her foul-mouthed grandmother, and Bowen Yang from “Saturday Night Live” as her “more successful” cousin.
“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,” Awkwafina said in a 2018 statement. “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.”
Awkwafina has a bounty of projects on her plate this year, including “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run,” “Raya and the Last Dragon” and “The Little Mermaid.”
“We are in awe of Awkwafina’s creative genius on every level and we could not be more excited to embark on a season two with the entire Lin family in ‘Awkwafina is Nora From Queens,’” said Sarah Babineau and Jonas Larsen, Co-Heads of Original Content, according to Deadline.
Season 1 counts Natasha Lyonne, Lucia Aniello, Jamie Babbit, Steven Tsuchida, Anu Valia, Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan among its directors, Variety noted.
The show premieres Jan. 22 at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central.
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