One of the exciting new additions heading to Apple’s original content streaming platform, Apple TV+, is called Little America, and now we have an official trailer.
Little America is an anthology series developed by Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and Emily V. Gordon (The Big Sick). It’s an “immigrant anthology series”, and the show will be based on pieces pulled from Epic Magazine, all of which are true, and aim to tell the heartfelt, romantic, and funny stories told by immigrants in America.
There are eight, half-hour episodes in the first season. Here’s how Apple describes the upcoming anthology series:
Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, “Little America” 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.
Lee Eisenberg (The Office) will be writing and serving as executive producer alongside Gordon and Nanjiani. Eisenberg will also be the show runner. Alan Yang (Master of None) will be another EP on the project.
Here’s the trailer:
We already know that Apple has renewed Little America for a second season. We also know the description for seven episodes of the first season:
“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.
What do you think of this anthology series? Think you’ll be checking it out when all eight episodes arrive on January 17?