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Kumail Nanjiani's Little America Apple series to look at immigrant life

The anthology series will delve into true stories about immigrants and their struggles to succeed.


The Big Sick actor and writer Kumail Nanjiani announced his new series Little America at the Apple event on Monday. 

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During Apple's livestreamed event on Monday, the company revealed a series of new services and products, including the TV Plus streaming service, which will present a slate of new shows including The Big Sick actor Kumail Nanjiani's new series Little America.

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At the Apple event, Nanjiani revealed that he and his wife Emily V. Gordon are writing and executive producing the new show about immigrants in America. 

Little America will have episodes based on true stories featured in Epic Magazine, which are described on the site as "a small, collective portrait of America's immigrants -- and thereby a portrait of America itself," according to Deadline.

The new TV series promises to be a closer look at the lives of immigrants in the US and could offer some extra perspective on issues that often dominate the news.

Plus, with Nanjiani on board, Little America will undoubtedly be heartfelt with a dash of humor. 

No word yet from Apple on the release date for Little America.