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Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens Season 3 - What We Know So Far

Most fans of Awkwafina probably know her because of her rap career, the time she went viral with the hit single "My Vag" (via The Guardian), or for her breakout role in "Crazy Rich Asians." But her Comedy Central original series, "Awkwafina is Nora from Queens," shows a much different side of the multi-hyphenate rapper, actress, and comedian.

The show's first two seasons both follow a fictionalized version of Awkwafina in the days before her success as an entertainer. In the series, she plays Nora Lin (her real name is Nora Lum), a twentysomething living in Queens who wants more out of life, but isn't quite sure how to get it. The show also delves into her character's relationships with her father, Wally (BD Wong), and her grandmother, who's only ever referred to as "Grandma" (Lori Tan Chinn) in the series.

Both critics and audiences alike have fallen in love with the show (via Rotten Tomatoes). For instance, in their review of the series, Melanie McFarland of Salon wrote, "Like Awkwafina herself, the show's charm and warm humor smoothly carry it, and its star channels both of those qualities into every moment, whether she's being rowdy, dirty, or introspective."

Season 2 of "Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" concluded on October 13, but considering that there's clearly a demand for more seasons of the show, it's not too early to look ahead to its possible future. With that in mind, here's everything we know so far about "Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" Season 3.

When is the release date for Awkwafina is Nora from Queens Season 3?

"Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" Season 3 doesn't currently have a premiere date because it hasn't even been announced yet. However, if and when Comedy Central does decide to renew the show for a third season, we can make an educated guess about when it will premiere based on its second season's production timeline.

Comedy Central ordered a second season of "Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" in January 2020 before the show's first season had even premiered (via Variety). Season 2 didn't premiere until August 18, 2021 (via Deadline), but that delay was most likely influenced by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, after Season 2 of "Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" was able to begin production in March 2021 (via TVLine), it premiered just five months later. Therefore, in the event that "Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" does get another season, one can presumably look for it to premiere, at the earliest, around five or six months after it goes into production.

Who is in the Awkwafina is Nora from Queens Season 3 cast?

Unless we hear otherwise, we can assume that the main cast members who starred in the first two seasons of "Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" will return for a third. The show is led by Awkwafina as a fictionalized version of herself named Nora Lin, while Lori Tan Chinn also stars as Nora's grandma, and BD Wong plays Nora's father, Wally. The series' other recurring cast members include Chrissie Fit, who plays Nora's best friend, Melanie, "Saturday Night Live" star Bowen Yang as Nora's cousin, Edmund, Jonathan Park as Nora's friend, Doug, and Jennifer Esposito as Wally's new girlfriend, Brenda.

Most likely, Season 3 of "Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" will also include many new recurring characters and guest stars, some of whom will probably be played by well-known comedians. It's obviously too early to know who those might be, but the show's past guest stars have included Natasha Lyonne ("Orange Is the New Black," "Russian Doll"), Chloe Fineman ("Saturday Night Live"), Harry Shum ("Crazy Rich Asians"), and Simu Liu ("Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings").

What is the plot of Awkwafina is Nora from Queens Season 3?

At this point, it's too early to know what the plot of "Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" Season 3 might be. However, considering the series is a sitcom that deals with the same recurring themes and ongoing storylines, we can make an educated guess as to what a third season of the show could look like. For example, in Season 2, Nora commits to pursuing her acting career, while Edmund does the same by making the move to Los Angeles. Taking that into account, it seems safe to say that the show's third season would continue to explore those stories. Season 3 of "Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" could also continue to follow Wally's relationship with Brenda.

In terms of the show's broader themes, Nora has previously explored her cultural heritage — traveling to Beijing at the end of Season 1 to meet her relatives. But while the series might return to that subject, it seems more likely than not that the primary focus of "Awkwafina is Nora from Queens" Season 3 would be on its titular character's ongoing struggle to grow up.