Awkafina Lands Comedy Central Pilot
2018 is shaping up to be a big year for veteran comedian/sometime rapper Nora Lum a.k.a. Awkafina.
Over the last several months, the NYC native starred in a GAP commercial alongside SZA and Metro Boomin, and was cast in the upcoming Ocean’s 8 opposite A-listers Rihanna and Sandra Bullock as well as Netflix’s Dude and the feature film Crazy Rich Asians.
Now, she’s set to tell her own journey in an upcoming Comedy Central series, the tentatively titled Awkafina.
The LOL-inducing network is describing the half-hour pilot to be a “narrative inspired by Nora Lum’s experiences as a 20-something woman in Queens who strives for a larger than life existence.”
Written by Lum and Teresa Hsiao and Karey Dornetto as the showrunner, it will be executive produced by Lum, Dornetto, Peter Principato, Itay Reiss & Principato-Young Entertainment, and co-executive produced by Hsiao.