“Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s 8” scene-stealer Awkwafina is getting her own half-hour comedy series, imaginatively titled “Awkwafina,” at Comedy Central.
The story follows a twentysomething in Queens striving for a larger than life existence while living with her father and grandmother. Bowen Yang co-stars as her more successful cousin, BD Wong is her father, and Lori Tan Chinn is her grandmother.
Awkwafina will star in and executive produce the ten-episode series, and also co-wrote the pilot with Karey Dornetto and Teresa Hsiao. Lucia Aniello helmed the pilot.
The network has also picked up an eight-episode comedy from comedian Rory Scovel (“I Feel Pretty”) about a small town youth league basketball coach trying to escape his father’s shadow.
Source: The Wrap