Nora Lum, better known by her stage name Awkwafina, is someone you might recognize from the cast of Ocean's 8 or Crazy Rich Asians.
The actress and rapper is also well known for creating her own feminist content, as evidenced by her track "My Vag," the response to Mickey Avalon's "My Dick." Now, Awkwafina is creating her own Comedy Central show, and she has some cool announcements about how her show is going to be exactly her brand.
The show, which is also entitled Awkwafina, has been greenlit for a ten episode order.
This is true, and wasn’t even done on purpose: I just wanted to assemble a team of brilliant writers, and they a… https://t.co/eVaVnXCmun— AWKWAFINA (@AWKWAFINA) 1550337996.0
The show will be "a show about being raised by my grandma and dad in Queens, living at home and finding purpose."
According to the Huffington Post, the cast is already set to include some of the most prominent Asian-American artists currently working, including B.D. Wong (most recently seen in the Netflix horror-thriller film Bird Box) who will play Awkwafina's father, Lori Tan Chinn from Orange Is The New Black who will play her grandmother, and Bowen Yang (a writer on Saturday Night Live who also recently appeared in the romantic comedy satire Isn't It Romantic starring Rebel Wilson) who will portray her more successful cousin.
Deep in the writers room of the Awkwafina show, and without spoiling anything, this will take place where I was bor… https://t.co/a8sTYDYUng— AWKWAFINA (@AWKWAFINA) 1550085793.0
This is a show about being raised by my grandma and dad in Queens, living at home and finding purpose. No show tune… https://t.co/oTXDFQnqYr— AWKWAFINA (@AWKWAFINA) 1550086024.0
imagine being bd wong https://t.co/oqf4C7Hegd— 𝓂𝒶𝒹𝒹𝒾𝑒 (@𝓂𝒶𝒹𝒹𝒾𝑒) 1547994800.0
Congratulations Lori Tan Chinn on receiving your award from Dancers Over 40. I am so happy to have been asked to he… https://t.co/VLaPpjbR5Y— Marti Gould Cummings (@Marti Gould Cummings) 1544494111.0
Loved your set @bowenyang. "And then he said what is opium?" Lmao. https://t.co/2zdtoNCjyb— Your Comic Muse (@Your Comic Muse) 1550355338.0
People are already super hyped for the show.
Specifically, people are hyped that the all-female writers' room is a thing.
@awkwafina @HuffPost @kimmythepooh https://t.co/x6uaWi8gLq— Mariame (@Mariame) 1550338148.0
@awkwafina @HuffPost @kimmythepooh This is awesome. Female voices, female creatives, this is how true diverse repre… https://t.co/K3b2MNtInY— jaineofthejungle (@jaineofthejungle) 1550339197.0
@awkwafina @HuffPost @kimmythepooh https://t.co/z2IpFwALun— Veronica Liwanag 🦋 (@Veronica Liwanag 🦋) 1550338256.0
@awkwafina @HuffPost @kimmythepooh Nicely done @awkwafina 🙏🏼— Osnat Shurer (@Osnat Shurer) 1550370455.0
@awkwafina You're amazing.— Simon Hedlin (@Simon Hedlin) 1550340703.0
@awkwafina @HuffPost @kimmythepooh https://t.co/qqyX5N8ODi— Christina Altomare 🙋🏻♀️ (@Christina Altomare 🙋🏻♀️) 1550338564.0
@awkwafina @HuffPost @kimmythepooh Cool 😋 https://t.co/8IQHJOaK1H— Three Of3 (@Three Of3) 1550361351.0
It will be, after all, one of the very few shows on television to have an all-female writers' room.
@awkwafina @LisaCullen @HuffPost @kimmythepooh So cool!!!! Rooting for you!!!— Michelle Acosta-Betts (@Michelle Acosta-Betts) 1550356452.0
@awkwafina @HuffPost @kimmythepooh In Michigan we wanted our top politicians to care and work for the people. So we… https://t.co/4YFjQddSvz— Linda Moffat (@Linda Moffat) 1550355579.0
@awkwafina @HuffPost @kimmythepooh Handle it ladies ❤️ https://t.co/H9lB8B8mSq— Frank Rizzo (@Frank Rizzo) 1550340681.0
@awkwafina @HuffPost @kimmythepooh 🙌🙌🙌🙌 Fuck YES! Also, I love that you said you just wanted the best, you didn’t d… https://t.co/6GSmyx1MuS— Rebekah Kochan (@Rebekah Kochan) 1550364721.0
@awkwafina @HuffPost @kimmythepooh Can I get a HELL YA!!!— Sants (@Sants) 1550361539.0
The show does not have a release date yet, but Comedy Central expects it to happen sometime in early 2020.
The show is expected to succeed and fill the niche of NYC-style humor brought on by Broad City, which will end this year after its fifth season.
We just can't wait.