Apple renews Little America for Season 2
Staff Reporter | On 14, Dec 2019
Apple has already renewed Little America for a second season, before its first has even premiered.
The anthology series, first announced earlier this year, hails from Emmy nominated Lee Eisenberg, Academy Award nominees Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, and Emmy Award-winner Alan Yang and Epic Magazine. It highlights inspiring, true stories of immigrants, based on 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.
Little America, from Universal Television, is written and executive produced by Lee Eisenberg (The Office, Good Boys), who serves as showrunner, and executive produced by Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick, Silicon Valley), Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick), Alan Yang (Master of None, Parks and Recreation), Sian Heder (Tallulah, Orange Is the New Black), Joshuah Bearman (Argo), Joshua Davis (Spare Parts) and Arthur Spector (The Shack). Heder also serves as co-showrunner alongside Eisenberg.
It joins a host of other Apple originals to be renewed for second runs, including For All Mankind, See and Dickinson – The Morning Show, its flagship drama, was given a two-season order to begin with.
The first season consists of eight half-hour episodes, each with its own unique story from different parts of the world:
At 12 years old, Kabir must learn to run a Utah motel on his own when his parents are deported back to India.
Marisol, an undocumented teenager from Mexico, navigates the rarefied world of competitive squash with the help of her coach who inspires her to dream big — on and off the court.
Iwegbuna, an economic grad student from a small village in Nigeria, struggles to adjust to life in Oklahoma, but he gains confidence and a connection to home by becoming a part of a culture he admired most as a child: cowboys.
Sylviane’s 10-day silent meditation retreat takes an unexpected turn when she develops feelings for a man with whom she’s shared everything but words.
When Rafiq escapes from his home in Syria after his father discovers he is gay, he’s forced to go on the run until he finds his “home” in the unlikeliest of places.
Beatrice, the only one of her 22 siblings to be sent from Uganda to college in the US, tries to achieve her own version of the American Dream by selling her chocolate chip cookies from a basket on her head.
The Grand Prize Expo Winners
A Singaporean single mother wins an all-inclusive Alaskan cruise — allowing her and her two children to experience a taste of the good life on an emotionally cathartic trip.
Faraz will stop at nothing to build a home for his Iranian family, including attempting to remove a massive rock from an otherwise perfect piece of real estate in Yonkers.
The first season of eight episodes will debut in its entirety on Friday 17th January on Apple TV+.