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[04/17/18 - 09:58 AM]
Comedy Central Announces 2018-2019 Development Slate Including Two Series Pick-Ups and Five Pilot Orders
The slate is headlined by orders for sketch series "Alternatino with Arturo Castro" and stand-up series "This Week at the Comedy Cellar."

[04/18/17 - 08:10 AM]
Comedy Central Announces 2017-2018 Development Slate Including Three Series Pick-Ups and Nine Pilot Orders
"There is more high-level talent in this announcement than I could ever hope to convey in a corporate quote," said Kent Alterman.

[03/31/16 - 08:05 AM]
Comedy Central Announces 2016-2017 Content Development Slate, Including 5 Series Pickups, 10 New Specials and 11 Pilot Orders
Highlights include two projects from Kevin Hart's Hartbeat Productions.







AWKWAFINA (COMEDY CENTRAL)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
3/31/16 - 4/17/18
STATUS:
currently in development (2018-2019 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to pilot
DESCRIPTION:
(from Comedy Central's press release, April 2018) Awkwafina is a half hour scripted narrative inspired by Nora Lum's experiences as a 20-something woman in Queens who strives for a larger than life existence. The show stars Nora, also known as rapper Awkwafina, and includes musical set pieces to embellish the story. Nora has a lead role in upcoming studio films Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians. Awkwafina is written by Lum and Teresa Hsiao and is showrun by Karey Dornetto. The series is executive produced by Lum, Dornetto, Peter Principato, Itay Reiss & Principato-Young Entertainment, and co-executive produced by Hsiao. Awkwafina is represented by Principato, UTA, Schreck Rose Dapello Adams Berlin & Dunham.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Nora Lum as Awkwafina
CREW INFORMATION:
· Itay Reiss as EP
· Karey Dornetto as EP
· Nora Lum as CRTR/EP
· Peter Principato as EP
· Teresa Hsiao as CRTR/CO-EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Principato-Young Entertainment