Comedy Central has just released the trailer for Awkwafina’s “Nora from Queens” TV series.
The trailer sheds light on some of the characters of the show, which is loosely based on Awkwafina’s (whose real name is Nora Lum) life, according to Vulture
. “Nora from Queens” follows the story of Nora Lin as she “leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer-borough NYC.”
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“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,”
the 29-year-old artist said in a statement last year
. “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 is joined by BD Wong playing the role of her father along with SNL’s Bowen Yang who stars as her “more successful cousin.”
The series will introduce a wide-range of guest stars, including Laverne Cox, Jaboukie Young-White, Michelle Buteau, Stephanie Hsu, Matt Rogers, Melissa Villaseñor, Chris Gethard, David Krumholtz, Natasha Lyonne, Marvel’s Shang-Chi
star Simu Liu, and Ming Na-Wen, who plays Sandra
, Nora’s “bohemian, earthy and spiritual aunt who comes for a visit.”
“Nora from Queens” is set for release on Jan. 22 at Comedy Central.