Awkwafina could be under the sea “The little mermaid” and fight Dracula “Renfield” this spring, but at heart, the BAFTA nominee is still Queens’ Nora. Season 3 of the star’s Comedy Central series, aptly titled “Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens,” will premiere on April 26. The season comes over a year after the show’s second run ended in October 2021.
Originally premiere in January 2020, Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens stars the Farewell actress as a fictionalized version of herself in a family drama set in her hometown of Flushing, Queens. The show follows Nora as she navigates her twenties in New York City with the support of her close-knit family. BD Wong stars as her father, Wally, Lori Tan Chinn as her grandmother, Bowen Yang as her cousin Edmund, and Jennifer Esposito as Wally’s friend Brenda.
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Season 3 will focus on Nora as she navigates “themes of identity and success.” In the teaser, she struggles to name a single book when Edmund pesters her about her supposed reading habits.
“There aren’t that many books,” Yang says in the teaser.
Aside from the main cast, guest stars for Season 3 of the show include Scott Adsit, Celia Au, Gabo Augustine, Michael Bolton, Ross Butler, Jordan Carlos, Ronny Chieng, Jen D’Angelo, Lea DeLaria, Chrissie Fit, Woody Fu, Janeane Garafalo , Gina Gershon, Judy Gold, Ken Jeong, Adrian Martinez, Frankie Muniz, Jon “Dumbfoundead” Park, Noah Robbins, Jai Rodriguez and Greta Titelman.
Awkwafina will make her directorial debut in Season 3 of the sitcom, with Bill Benz, Jordan Kim and Laura Murphy also directing multiple episodes. The star created the series with Teresa Hsiao and executive produced with Artists First’s Andrew Lutin, Sean Fogel, Peter Principato and Itay Reiss. The series is produced by MTV Entertainment Studios for Comedy Central, with Tara Power serving as executive producer for the studio.
Currently, “Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens” is the only live-action scripted original on Comedy Central after much of the network’s programming — including “The Other Two” and “South Side” — was moved to HBO Max in 2020. The channel continues to air several animated programs such as “South Park” and “Digman!” as well as the flagship variety series “The Daily Show.” Check out the full teaser below.
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