Apple’s highly anticipated and critically acclaimed new anthology series “Little America” is now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+ around the world.
“Little America” goes beyond the headlines to bring to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt and surprising stories of immigrants in America. Launched just over two months ago, Apple TV+ is the latest to join Apple’s lineup of Services offerings, which includes Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Card, the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud and more.
Priyanka Bose and Eshan Inamdar in “Little America,” premiering January 17 on Apple TV+.
Apple’s highly anticipated and critically acclaimed new anthology series “Little America” is now streaming exclusively on Apple TV+ around the world. “Little America” goes beyond the headlines to bring to life the funny, romantic, heartfelt and surprising stories of immigrants in America. Launched just over two months ago, Apple TV+ is the latest to join Apple’s lineup of Services offerings, which includes Apple Arcade, Apple News+, Apple Card, the App Store, Apple Music, iCloud and more.
Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, “Little America” originates from Emmy Award-nominated Lee Eisenberg, Academy Award nominees Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, Emmy Award winner Alan Yang and Epic Magazine. The first season of eight episodes will debut in its entirety, and has earned a critics’ score of 100 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. The series has already been renewed for a second season.
“‘Little America’ celebrates stories that are universally human, emotional and inspiring — it represents exactly what we’re building at Apple TV+,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “Each episode of ‘Little America’ spotlights a beautiful experience from a different part of the world, and we hope it resonates with people everywhere.”
Conphidance in “Little America.”
Shaun Toub and Shila Vosough Ommi in “Little America.”
In its first year of launch, Apple TV+ has received historic awards recognitions, including a Critics’ Choice Award win and multiple Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild nominations for “The Morning Show,” a GLAAD Media Award nomination for “Dickinson,” and a Cinema for Peace Award for “The Elephant Queen.”
“Lee, Kumail, Emily and the entire team behind ‘Little America’ have created a special, one-of-a-kind series that embraces stories of hope and triumph,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video. “We’re looking forward to sharing this series with Apple TV+ audiences around the world and bringing them even more meaningful, unique stories this year and beyond.”
Here’s a sampling of what critics are saying about “Little America”:
The New York Times
“Collectively, the show’s understanding of the immigrant experience is complex and nuanced. In ‘Little America,’ the impulse to pick up stakes and move is hopeful, but it inevitably comes with loss. It’s about aspiration and hustle and dreams, but it’s also about homesickness and alienation and loneliness.”
“This poignant new anthology series from Apple TV+ tells immigrant stories with deep empathy — and serves as a powerful reminder of our country’s founding principles.”
“[Little America is] a sharply executed anthology about immigrant experiences. … At a moment when immigration has become such a polarizing political issue, ‘Little America’ feels like a tonic, one intended to inspire and unabashedly celebrate people who chose to make America their home.”
“Although each finely crafted, beautifully filmed, well-photographed vignette naturally touches on hot-button social circumstances and issues, ‘Little America’ is hardly some overwrought piece of propaganda advocating extreme takes on either side of the political spectrum. It’s far too nuanced and complex and sophisticated for that. It’s also funny as hell at times, and filled with memorable portraits of real, three-dimensional, flawed but in most cases relatable and eminently likable fellow human travelers on this planet.”
“‘Little America’ is a thoughtful show, made with evident care and consideration for doing justice to the heritages depicted.”
The Hollywood Reporter
“For a series comprising such seemingly disparate cultural and geographical elements, there’s a sense throughout of care for each installment. Every episode is introduced with music from the characters’ country of origin and includes a bilingual ‘inspired by a true story’ tag, and several are directed by filmmakers who share an ethnic origin with their characters.”
“Perhaps most importantly, ‘Little America’ avoids becoming patriotic propaganda not by disparaging the United States and its policies (which it rarely does), but by selectively emphasizing what America can offer at its best.”
Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices, as well as at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV app will be available on LG, Sony and VIZIO smart TVs later this year. For a limited time, customers who purchase a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. This special offer is good for three months after the first activation of the eligible device.1
About Little America
Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, “Little America” goes 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,” from Universal Television, is executive produced by Lee Eisenberg (“The Office,” “Good Boys”), who serves as showrunner, and executive produced by Kumail Nanjiani (“The Big Sick,” “Silicon Valley”), Emily V. Gordon (“The Big Sick”), Alan Yang (“Master of None,” “Parks and Recreation”), Siân Heder (“Tallulah,” “Orange Is the New Black”), Joshuah Bearman (“Argo”), Joshua Davis (“Spare Parts”) and Arthur Spector (“The Shack”). Heder also serves as co-showrunner alongside Eisenberg.