“Awkwafina is Nora from Queens” drew in the largest audience for a series debut on Comedy Central in over three years.
The show, which premiered on Jan. 22, had a total of 3.8 million views in Live+3 (L+3), its first three days after airing, according to Deadline.
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.”
“Crazy Rich Asians” cast member Awkwafina is set to star in a new, self-titled Comedy Central series alongside several other Asian American actors and actresses.
Awkwafina, whose real name is Nora Lum, will play the role of a “young woman living with her father and grandmother in Queens, as she attempt[s] to make a name for herself.” The show will be inspired by Lum’s formative years, according to Rolling Stone.