Inspired by Awkwafina’s own childhood in Queens, the show completed its first season in March of last year on a ratings upswing. Awkwafina plays Nora Lin, alongside co-stars BD Wong as Nora’s dad, Lori Tan Chinn as her grandmother and Bowen Yang as her cousin.
Awkwafina, who co-created the show with Teresa Hsiao, also starred in “The Farewell” (for which she won a Golden Globe) and “Crazy Rich Asians,” and will be next seen on film in Marvel’s forthcoming “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.”
Season 1 of “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens” streams on HBO Max as part of a deal Comedy Central Productions made with WarnerMedia last summer, and Season 2 will premiere there after its Comedy Central run ends. In the deal, Comedy Central’s scripted comedies “The Other Two” and “South Side” moved to HBO Max as the ViacomCBS cabler moved away from live-action scripted TV.
“Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens” is executive produced by Awkwafina, Karey Dornetto, Hsiao, Lucia Aniello (co-creator of “Hacks”), Peter Principato and Itay Reiss of Artists First. Sean Fogel serves as producer, and Justin Rosenblatt and Andrew Lutin are executive producers. Tara Power is the executive in charge of production for MTV Entertainment Studios.
Season 2’s directors are Wong, who will be making his television directing debut, Bill Benz (“At Home With Amy Sedaris”), Andrew McCarthy (“Orange Is the New Black”), Laura Murphy (“Girl Code”), Jordan Kim (“Chad”) and Steven Tsuchida (“Younger”).
Here’s a teaser for Season 2 of “Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens.”