A new half-hour anthology series from two Oscar-nominated writers has just been picked up by Apple. Deadline reports that the company gave a series order to “Little America,” from Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, “SMILF” executive producer Lee Eisenberg, “Master of None” co-creator/executive producer Alan Yang and Universal Television.
Nanjiani and Gordon are the Oscar-nominated writers of the indie hit “The Big Sick.”
“Written by Eisenberg, who will serve as showrunner, Nanjiani and Gordon, ‘Little America’ is inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine and described on the site as ‘a small, collective portrait of America’s immigrants — and thereby a portrait of America itself,'” Deadline reports. “The TV series will go beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and unexpected lives of immigrants in America, at a time when their stories are more relevant than ever.”