Apple has revealed highly anticipated Apple TV+ series, ‘Little America’ will be released on Apple TV+ on January 17, 2020. While also confirming the series has already been renewed for a second season.
Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, ‘Little America’ will go beyond the headlines to look at the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring and surprising stories of immigrants in America when they’re more relevant now than ever.
‘Little America’ is written and executive produced by Lee Eisenberg, who also serves as showrunner, and executive produced by Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon. Alan Yang executive produces through Universal Television. The series is also executive produced by Sian Heder, and Joshuah Bearman and Joshua Davis executive produce for Epic Magazine, alongside co-executive producer Arthur Spector.
Episodes and its story
Each of the eight half-hour episodes of Little America has its own unique story, from different parts of the world:
“The Manager” – At 12 years old, Kabir must learn to run a Utah motel on his own when his parents are deported back to India.
“The Jaguar” – Marisol, an undocumented teenager from Mexico, navigates the rarefied world of competitive squash with the help of her coach who inspires her to dream big — on and off the court.
“The Cowboy” – Iwegbuna, an economic grad student from a small village in Nigeria, struggles to adjust to life in Oklahoma, but he gains confidence and a connection to home by becoming a part of a culture he admired most as a child: cowboys.
“The Silence” – Sylviane’s 10-day silent meditation retreat takes an unexpected turn when she develops feelings for a man with whom she’s shared everything but words.
“The Son” – When Rafiq escapes from his home in Syria after his father discovers he is gay, he’s forced to go on the run until he finds his “home” in the unlikeliest of places.
“The Baker” – Beatrice, the only one of her 22 siblings to be sent from Uganda to college in the US, tries to achieve her own version of the American Dream by selling her chocolate chip cookies from a basket on her head.
“The Grand Prize Expo Winners” – A Singaporean single mother wins an all-inclusive Alaskan cruise — allowing her and her two children to experience a taste of the good life on an emotionally cathartic trip.
“The Rock” – Faraz will stop at nothing to build a home for his Iranian family, including attempting to remove a massive rock from an otherwise perfect piece of real estate in Yonkers.
All eight episodes of season one will be available at one on Friday, January 17th, 2020. A slight change from the weekly-release of episodes Apple does for many other series on Apple TV+.
Season two is already locked in and confirmed, but Apple has not yet given its release date.