The tour of The Big Bang Theory ended last May, after 12 seasons and 279 episodes of success, Chuck Lorre is already developing a new comedy for CBS.

The American television network in which Lorre has been working for 16 years has given the green light to the pilot The United States of Al , in Spanish, The United States of Al . The potential series will narrate the friendship between Riley, a veteran sailor who tries to adapt to his life as a civilian in Ohio, and Awalmir, the title Al, an Afghan interpreter who served in his unit and has just settled in the United States. To start a new life.

David Goetsch and Maria Ferrari, scriptwriters of The Big Bang Theory , sign this comedy in which they will also act as executive producers alongside Lorre and Reza Aslan, a television writer specialized in religious studies who has also worked as a consultant for the HBO series The Leftovers . Warner Bros. TV will produce the series alongside Chuck Lorre Productions.

This is Lorre's second consecutive series on CBS starring an immigrant after Bob Hearts Abishola . This comedy, released on September 23, tells how a middle-aged American man falls in love with his nurse, a Nigerian cardiology expert, after suffering a heart attack.

Returning to The United States of Al , CBS is more than likely to order production at least one season in this series. As Deadline points out, since 2003 all Lorre riders have reached the broadcast phase, which includes Two and a Half Men , Mike and Molly , the aforementioned The Big Bang Theory , their spin off Young Sheldon and Mom .

As regards the plot, Awalmir's character is inspired by reality . The plight of the thousands of Afghan and Iraqi translators who worked for US troops and were later abandoned to their fate recently returned to the media when the Donald Trump administration hindered their access to visas. Since 2007, more than 70,000 Afghan and Iraqi translators have left their home countries , where their lives were in danger, to move to the United States.

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