Calling all our first-generation Africans born and or raised abroad, there’s a new sitcom in the making that we’re sure you’ll find quite hilarious and familiar! First Gen is written by comedian/actress Yvonne Orji. The story is semi autobiographical and draws loosely from Yvonne’s stand-up routines and real life experiences. First Gen is a comedy about a Nigerian girl who trades medical school for a career in stand-up comedy and the adventures that ensue after her strict African mother discovers her plans. It’s a hilarious and refreshing take on the modern day immigrant family.
First Gen will resonate with a multitude of audiences, but especially, children of immigrant parents from a variety of backgrounds living in America, of which there are millions. The familiar themes of family, tradition and living up to parents’ expectations are universal, and extend beyond race, gender or religion.
The goal of First Gen is to be sold to a major network and produced into a sitcom that will be enjoyed by masses for years to come.
Check out the pilot trailer here: