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BD Wong To Make TV Directorial Debut In S2 Of ‘Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens’ – Deadline

Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens is returning to Comedy Central in August and the second season will feature the TV directorial debut of star BD Wong.

Wong, who plays Awkwafina’s dad in the comedy series, will direct alongside Andrew McCarthy, Bill Benz, Laura Murphy, Jordan Kim, and Steven Tsuchida.

It comes as the second season will return with a two-episode event on Wednesday August 18 at 10pm.

The ten-part, half-hour comedy, was renewed in January 2020 ahead of its premiere.

Created and written by the Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina, the series is inspired by her real-life growing up in Queens, NY. Raised by her Dad (BD Wong) and Grandma (Lori Tan Chinn) alongside her cousin (Bowen Yang), Nora Lin leans on her family as she navigates life and young adulthood in outer borough-NYC.

Awkwafina is Nora From Queens is created by Awkwafina and Teresa Hsiao and executive produced by Awkwafina, Karey Dornetto, Teresa Hsiao, Lucia Aniello, Peter Principato and Itay Reiss of Artists First and Sean Fogel as producer. Justin Rosenblatt and Andrew Lutin serve as executive producers and Tara Power as executive in charge of production for MTV Entertainment Studios.

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