Thursday, December 12, 2019

AppleTV+ Reveals Premiere Date for New Anthology 'Little America' Created by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon

AppleTV+ has today announced the premiere date for the upcoming original episodic anthology series Little America.

All 8 episodes of the first season will be available on Friday, January 17. The streaming service has already renewed the series for a second season. 

Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, Little America goes beyond the headlines to bring to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt and surprising stories of immigrants in America.

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick) created the series, with Lee Eisenberg and Sian Heder serving as showrunners. They executive produce with Alan Yang, Joshuah Bearman, Joshua Davis and Arthur Spector. Universal Television produces.

"Little America episodes are meant to evoke emotions that are as unique as each immigrant's experience in this country," said Gordon and Nanjiani. "We're so happy to have the opportunity to be the conduit for these stories, and to have the chance to tell more of them in a second season with Apple."

"In a time where there is so much divisiveness, it felt important to not only tell these real stories with all the warmth and humanity they deserve, but to also assemble collaborators from Nigeria to Mexico to India to help bring them to life," added Eisenberg.

"The first season of Little America tells eight fascinating, heartfelt, incredible real-life immigrant stories that I can't wait for people to see," shared Yang. "It does not include either of my parents' stories, which I'm sure I'll hear about from them for the next year."