Apple has renewed "Little America", the series created by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, for a second season, as confirmed by Variety.
Little America is an anthology series that focuses on immigrants and will begin on January 17, 2020 on Apple TV +. The series has been renewed for a second season before even its beginnings, sign that Apple is very much focused.
Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon are the two popular actors who, among others, also played together in the movie "The Big Stick". The schowrunner and chief of the series will be Lee Eisenberg, former producer of SMILF. Little America is based on a series of true stories that tell a portrait of American immigrants:
Everyone here has come from elsewhere. The Amerindians also crossed Bring Strait at one point. This is the basic American idea – an open identity all – but it can be easy to forget for those who live from within. And this moment, politics can become ugly, as it happened recently, our story becoming a story of blame and fear. Little America aims to thwart this story with a more complete portrait of our latest arrivals.
You will meet a woman who has kissed a car for 50 hours. A man who fled communism from a zip-line. A Hindu mayor of a small town in Kansas. These stories are a small collective portrait of American immigrants. And so, a portrait of America itself.
Each episode will last half an hour and in the first season, there will be eight episodes:
- The manager – 12 years old, Kabir has to learn to manage a motel in Utah alone when his parents are sent to India.
- The Jaguar – Marisol, an undocumented Mexican teenager, travels the world of squash with the help of her coach who inspires her to dream big – on and off the field.
- The Cowboy – Iwegbuna, an economics student in a small village in Nigeria, has struggled to adapt life in Oklahoma, but will have more security and a connection to his home as part of a culture he admired as a child: the cowboys.
- The Silence – Sylviane's ten-day silent retreat takes an unexpected turn as she develops feelings for a man with whom she has shared everything except words.
- The Son- When Rafiq fled his home in Syria after his father discovered he was gay, he was forced to flee until he found safe refuge in the most unlikely places.
- The Baker – Beatrice, the only one of her 22 brothers who leaves Uganda for a college in the United States, tries to realize her version of the American dream by selling her cookies with chocolate chips placed on her head.
- Winners of the Grand Prix Expo – A single Singaporean mother wins an all-inclusive cruise in Alaska, allowing her two children to taste the sweetness of life on a cathartic trip.
- The Rock – Faraz will stop at nothing to build a house for his Iranian family, including an attempt to remove a standard rock from a Yonkers property.
The show will then tell funny stories, other romantic and exciting, others even sadder, but all dedicated to immigrants from America. Nanjiani and Gordon will be executive producers, with Alan Yang, co-creator of "Master of None", and Eisenberg.