According to Deadline, Apple has picked up a new TV show called Little America, a half-hour anthology series written by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon (pictured), the duo behind the hit movie, The Big Sick. Lee Eisenberg, who produced the comedy series SMILF will serve as showrunner.
Little America is based on 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 says Nanjiani and Yang, who likely will tap into their families’ immigrant experiences for the project, executive produce alongside Eisenberg and Gordon. Joshuah Bearman and Joshua Davis will executive produce for Epic Magazine; Arthur Spector will co-executive produce. Uni TV, where Yang is under an overall deal, is the studio.
This will be Apple’s eighth scripted series. Click here for more info on the company’s TV plans).