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Awkwafina teams up with Comedy Central for new series

/ 11:47 AM December 03, 2018

Half-hour scripted series “Awkwafina” will star writer, actor and rapper Awkwafina as a twenty-something living in Queens, New York.

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Actress Nora Lum, aka Awkwafina. Image: VALERIE MACON / AFP

Awkwafina leads a cast that includes BD Wong as her father, Lori Tan Chinn (“Orange Is the New Black”) as her grandmother, and Bowen Yang as Awkwafina’s more successful cousin.

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The rapper, comedian and actress was recently seen in “Ocean’s 8” and “Crazy Rich Asians.”

“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,” said Awkwafina in a press release. “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.”

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Awkwafina, Karey Dornetto (“Portlandia”) and Teresa Hsiao (“Family Guy,” “American Dad”) wrote the pilot, which will be helmed by Lucia Aniello (“Broad City,” “Rough Night”). NVG

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