Kumail Nanjiani is set to produce and star in the FX limited series of Pultizer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar’s novel “Homeland Elegies”.
The fictionalized autobiography and family drama delves into the clashes of politics, faith, culture, and division of being an American son of a Pakistani immigrant.
The action centers around the relationship between Akhtar and his father, and the struggle to both maintain an identity and feel like you belong.
Oren Moverman will direct the eight-episode limited series with Akhtar set to pen the screen adaptation alongside Moverman.
This marks the first major television lead role for the former “Silicon Valley” star who’ll be seen in “Marvel’s Eternals” later this year.