Little America (TV series)

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Little America
Genre
Based onLittle America
by Epic Magazine
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producer(s)
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)
DistributorNBCUniversal Television Distribution
Release
Original networkApple TV+
Original releaseJanuary 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)

Little America is an American anthology television series produced for Apple TV+. It premiered on January 17, 2020.[1] The show was renewed for a second season in December 2019, prior to the series premiere.[2]

Premise[edit]

Little America looks to "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."[3]

Cast[edit]

The Manager[edit]

  • Suraj Sharma as Kabir
  • Eshan Inamdar as young Kabir
  • Ishan Gandhi as preteen Kabir

The Jaguar[edit]

  • Jearnest Corchado as Marisol
  • Melinna Bobadilla as Gloria
  • John Ortiz as Squash Coach

The Cowboy[edit]

The Silence[edit]

The Baker[edit]

The Grand Prize Expo Winners[edit]

  • Angela Lin as Ai
  • X. Lee as Bo
  • Madeleine Chang as Cheng

The Rock[edit]

  • Shaun Toub as Faraz
  • Shila Vosough Ommi as Yasmin
  • Justin Ahdoot as Behrad

The Son[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byTeleplay byOriginal release date [4]
1"The Manager"Deepa MehtaRajiv JosephJanuary 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
2"The Jaguar"Aurora GuerreroDan LeFrancJanuary 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
3"The Cowboy"Bharat NalluriStory by : Janicza Bravo & Brain Salveson
Teleplay by : Brian Salveson & Mfoniso Udofia
January 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
4"The Silence"Sian HederSian HederJanuary 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
5"The Baker"Chioke NassorCasallina KisakyeJanuary 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
6"The Grand Prize Expo Winners"Tze ChunTze ChunJanuary 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
7"The Rock"Nima NourizadehLee Eisenberg & Emily V. Gordon & Kumail NanjianiJanuary 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
8"The Son"Stephen DunnAmrou Al-Kadhi & Stephen DunnJanuary 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)

Production[edit]

On February 8, 2018, it was announced that Apple was developing a television series based on the true stories collection "Little America" featured in Epic Magazine. The show is set to be written by Lee Eisenberg, Kumail Nanjiani, and Emily V. Gordon, all of whom will also executive produce alongside Alan Yang, Joshuah Bearman, and Joshua Davis. Arthur Spector will act as co-executive producer. Production companies involved with the series include Universal Television.[3][5][6][7] On June 19, 2018, it was announced that Apple had given the production a series order.[8][9][10] The show began filming in New Jersey in early 2019;[11] however, the eighth episode of the first season, "The Son" (which is about a gay asylum seeker from Syria), was shot in the Canadian province of Québec because the American Executive Order 13780 prevented some of its actors from being able to enter the United States for filming.[12]

In December 2019, Apple renewed the series for a second season.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thorne, Will (December 12, 2019). "'Little America' Scores Early Season 2 Renewal at Apple". Variety. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Thorne, Will; Thorne, Will (2019-12-12). "'Little America' Scores Early Season 2 Renewal at Apple". Variety. Retrieved 2020-01-08.
  3. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (February 8, 2018). "'Little America' Immigrant Anthology Series In Works At Apple From 'The Big Sick' Writers, Lee Eisenberg & Alan Yang". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  4. ^ "Little America – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved January 9, 2020.
  5. ^ Otterson, Joe (February 8, 2018). "'Big Sick' Pair, Lee Eisenberg to Shepherd Immigrant Anthology Series 'Little America' for Apple". Variety. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (February 8, 2018). "'The Big Sick' Writers Plot Immigration Anthology Series for Apple". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  7. ^ Wright, Megh (February 8, 2018). "Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon Developing 'Little America' Anthology Series at Apple". Splitsider. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 19, 2018). "Apple Orders 'Little America' Immigrant Anthology Series From 'The Big Sick' Writers, Lee Eisenberg & Alan Yang". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  9. ^ Otterson, Joe (June 19, 2018). "Apple Orders 'Little America' Anthology Series From 'Big Sick' Duo, Lee Eisenberg". Variety. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  10. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (June 19, 2018). "Immigration Anthology From 'Big Sick' Writers Ordered to Series at Apple". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 19, 2018.
  11. ^ Katzban, Nicholas (April 17, 2019). "'Silicon Valley' star shoots Apple TV series in Lyndhurst on immigrant experience stories". Retrieved July 15, 2019.
  12. ^ Daniel Reynolds, "Apple's Little America Spotlights Gay Muslims & Found Family's Power". The Advocate, January 17, 2020.
  13. ^ "Apple renews highly anticipated "Little America" for Season 2 ahead of Season 1 premiere - Apple". apple-tv-plus-press.apple.com. Retrieved 2020-01-08.

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