Apple TV+’s Little America isn’t a TV show, it’s an experience that will leave you mesmerized for thirty-minutes but will forever impact you for the rest of your life. Hailed as a success by critics and fans, it brings to light various immigrant stories all searching for their version of the “American Dream.” Through love, success, and failure, each character will touch your heart and leave you wondering “what happened next?”
Consisting of eight “inspired by a true story” episodes of immigrants adjusting to life in America, each character is so well-developed, and each episode feels like a movie with its own story.Told through the power of words, silence, and an incredible soundtrack, Executive Producers Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani’s Little America is a timely TV show reminding us of the power of the human experience.
The Koalition spoke to Gordon and Nanjiani about Little America, which they admit was the only idea that spoken to them after the success of 2017’s The Big Sick. Not just producers on the show, but they also co-wrote “The Rock” episode about an Iranian who dreams of building his family a house. Seeing the episode as a metaphor, representing the one thing in life we find challenging, they summed up the episode as “We’re all just a work in progress. None of us are ever done.”
Check out our full interview below where we discuss the power of music, the upcoming podcast, and companion book, creating the emotional tone of the show, its international cast, and more.