Apple TV+ popular show ‘Little America’ is renewed for season 2. The confirmation came from the writer of the show Emily V. Gordon; responding to a fan’s query on season 2, Gordon said that the show is “coming back.” The official announcement of season 2 was made in December 2019 even before the premiere of season 1, and then there was a long silence.
Little America is written by Lee Eisenberg, Kumail Nanjiani, and Gordon. Eisenberg is also the executive producer and showrunner of the show. It is executive produced by Alan Yang through Universal Television. Sain Heder, Joshuah Bearman, Joshua Davis, and Arthur Spector are executive producers.
COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the shooting of Apple TV+’s ‘Little America’ Season 2
Little America is inspired by true stories of immigrants in America featured in Epic Magazine and depicts the funny, romantic, heartfelt, inspiring, and surprising sides of those stories. As each episode has different characters from different parts of the world, Gordon explained that the COVID-19 pandemic was the obstacle in starting the production of season 2. She wrote:
Little America *is* coming back! Our show is uniquely UNsuited to shooting in pandemic times, as we have a lot of international actors and a different cast each episode. But we’re prepping to shoot early next year!
Wow!!! Amazing!!! Good luck – hope things get better by then ❤️ Love the show!
— . (@KaizerAllen) September 2, 2021
Season 1 of Little America is available on Apple TV+. It has eight unique episodes with a new story. Apple describes them as:
- “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.