Apple TV+ Show 'Little America' Renewed for Second Season Ahead of January Debut

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Apple has renewed "Little America," a series created by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, for a second season, according to Variety.

"Little America," described as an immigrant anthology series, has not yet launched and is set to debut on January 17, 2020, so Apple is renewing it before it debuts.

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Nanjiani and Gordon are best known for "The Big Sick," and the new series is based on true stories pulled from Epic Magazine. Zachary Quinto, known for "Star Trek," will star in the fourth episode, and other cast members will include Jearnest Corchado, John Ortiz, Angela Lin, Kai To, Sophia Xu, Shaun Toub, Shila Vosough Ommi, Eshan Inamdar, Priyanka Bose, and Conphidance.

Each episode will be a half hour in length, and there will be eight episodes in the first season. Variety has a rundown of each episode that's coming:

The Manager - At 12 years old, Kabir must learn to run a Utah motel on his own when his parents are deported back to India.

The Jaguar - 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.

The Cowboy - 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.

The Silence - Sylviane's ten-day silent meditation retreat takes an unexpected turn when she develops feelings for a man with whom she's shared everything but words.

The Son - 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.

The Baker - 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.

The Rock - 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.

Lee Eisenberg, known for his work on "The Office," is writing and executive producing the show alongside Nanjiani and Gordon. "Master of None" co-creator Alan Yang is also an executive producer.

Top Rated Comments

PickUrPoison Avatar
15 months ago


Tim had approved these tv shows

Apparently he has good taste. Can’t wait to see this series.

Thanks Tim Apple!
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ar40 Avatar
15 months ago
Can't wait for a new series! January 17 can't come soon enough - I like how Apple is experimenting with different rollouts for the various shows. They should do weekly releases for conventional cliffhanger'esque dramas and full releases for comedies, etc., IMO. I wonder if another new series will launch alongside it in January.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
15 months ago
I'm glad to hear they're renewing a show for another season that nobody has ever seen
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archer75 Avatar
15 months ago

How many people have stories that we'd care about. My co-worker went back to his home country for two weeks because there was an airfare sale. Another one wanted to go see a national park and got a flat tire. That's an exciting immigrant story?

All sorts of people have stories. I work with people, immigrants, who have stories.
You haven’t seen the show or read about the real life people who it portrays. You have no idea at all what it’s about. Essentially you’re saying I know a guy who doesn’t have a story therefore no one has a story. That’s pure ignorance.
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Herrpod Avatar
15 months ago
I'll watch any show Alan Yang(Not Andrew Yang, Macrumors editor) is a part of.


Some people see "stories about immigrants" and immediately balk at the concept, forgetting that pretty much every single person in the US has an immigrant story.
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konqerror Avatar
15 months ago


What a load of BS. Immigrant stories are so much more varied than paperwork. What an ignorant comment.

Sorry to burst your bubble but I work with immigrants all the time. Their "stories" are all the details of visa types and INS procedures and how organization A can waive the return-home requirement on a J-1 and how person B managed to get an EB-1 instead of an EB-2.

The facts are the majority of US immigrants start with a visa for a school or job.

The stuff you see here is all fake Hollywood propaganda.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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