Awkwafina's upcoming series reveals title, directors

Awkwafina's upcoming series reveals title, directors

The half-hour scripted comedy from the "Ocean's Eight" star will air on Comedy Central.

The series, to be led by rapper and "Crazy Rich Asians" and "Ocean's Eight" star Awkwafina -- whose real name is Nora Lum -- will be titled "Awkwafina is Nora From Queens."

It's loosely based on Awkwafina's real life growing up in Flushing, Queens. Raised by her father (BD Wong) and grandma (Lori Tan Chinn), along with her cousin (Bowen Yang), Nora relies on her family as she learns to navigate adult life in Queens.

The ten-episode show will be directed by Emmy-nominated actress and director Natasha Lyonne ("Russian Doll"), Lucia Aniello ("Broad City"), Jamie Babbit ("But I'm a Cheerleader"), Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as the Daniels ("Swiss Army Man"), Steven Tsuchida ("Younger") and Anu Valia ("The Other Two").

Currently in production in New York, "Awkwafina is Nora From Queens" is set to premiere on Comedy Central in January 2020.