Yvonne Orji Developing Comedy For Disney+, Will Show Her Growing Up As A Nigerian Immigrant In America
The Emmy-nominated actress will be releasing a half-hour comedy on Disney+ that will dive into her roots as a Nigerian-born, first-generation American. The project is titled First Gen and is reportedly currently in development at 20th Television studio.
Yvonne Orji will serve as a writer of First Gen. she will also executive produce the project with Oprah Winfrey, Carla Gardini, and David Oyelowo.
First Gen will show her life growing up as a Nigerian immigrant in America, and how she honored her parents and culture while grasping on to American life.
In 2020, Yvonne Orji received an Emmy nomination, her first, for Supporting Actress in a comedy series or her character Molly in HBO’s Insecure.
Reportedly, the fifth and final season of Insecure is expected to go into production later this month. The cast included Yvonne Orji, Jay Ellis, Natasha Rothwell, Amanda Seales, and Alexander Hodge and is based on Issa Rae’s online series Awkward Black Girl.
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