Watch: Apple TV+ unveils trailer for Little America
James R | On 23, Dec 2019
“This is where we will live…” That’s the sound of the American Dream being chased in Little America, the new Apple TV+ series.
Eight stories. One dream. Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, the series goes beyond the headlines to bring to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt and surprising stories of immigrants in America. The first season consists of eight half-hour episodes, each with its own unique story from different parts of the world.
Little America 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.
The series premieres on Apple TV+ on 17th January 2020, with a Season 2 already given the green light. Here’s the video – read on below for the breakdown of episodes:
Little America: Episode Guide
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.
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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.