After having a breakout 2018 at the box office, rapper-comedian Awkwafina is taking her talents to the small screen.
The "Crazy Rich Asians" star is set to headline her own Comedy Central series -- appropriately dubbed "Awkwafina" -- which is loosely based on her own life. The half-hour show chronicles the exploits of "a twenty-something living in Queens, striving for a larger than life existence while living with her father and grandmother."
Awkwafina co-wrote the 10-episode season alongside TV comedy vets Karey Dornetto ("SMILF," "Portlandia") and Teresa Hsiao ("Family Guy," "American Dad"). Lucia Aniello, who's helmed fellow Comedy Central series "Broad City," as well as the 2017 flick "Rough Night," will be directing.
“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 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.”
We're excited to see Awkwafina finally step into a starring role, after her scene-stealing supporting performances in "CRA" and "Ocean's 8." Now we just have to wait for a premiere date.
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