Big Sick creators write funny immigration TV series for Apple

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Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon are writing a TV show for Apple.
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Immigration is one of the hottest issues in Washington D.C. this week and with a little help from Apple, the issue is about to take over Hollywood too.

Apple is developing yet another original TV show called Little America that’s being written by Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani and his partner Emily V. Gordon.

Little America is described as “a small, collective portrait of America’s immigrants — and thereby a portrait of America itself,” according to Deadline. Considering Nanjiani and Gordon’s previous work, it’ll probably have a lot of laughs as well as touching dramatic moments. The Oscar-nominated duo wrote 2017’s hit indie flick The Big Sick.

Lee Eisenberg will serve as showrunner and will help write the show with Godron and Najiani. Master of None co-creator/executive producer Alan Yang is set to join the project as executive producer with Universal Television.

Apple has been scooping up new TV shows in earnest over the last few months. The company has signed deals to make shows with Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Anniston, Battlestar Galatica creator Ronald Moor, La La Land writer/director Damien Chazelle and many more.

The company plans to spend $1 billion on original content in 2018. It’s unknown when any of these shows will debut, but it most likely won’t be until the end of the year or 2019 at the earliest.