Scripted comedy series Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens has been acquired by BBC Three and will stream exclusively on BBC iPlayer.
Created and executive produced by actor, writer and rapper Awkwafina, the ten-part series is based on her real life and sees Awkwafina play Nora Linn, a young woman trying to navigate adult life while living in the outer borough of Queens.
As she tries to deal with the ups and downs of forging her own path and moving towards financial independence, she has the support of her family in her cousin Edmund (Bowen Yang), dad Wally (BD Wong) and Grandma (Lori Tann Chinn).
Sue Deeks, Head of BBC Programme Acquisition, commented: “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens is fresh, funny and very engaging - we are delighted that the series is joining BBC Three’s strong and distinctive comedy line-up.”
Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens will stream on BBC iPlayer later this year.