Netflix Renews 'Gentefied' for Season 2
'Gentefied' is renewed at Netflix for the second season.
'Gentefied' is set to return for eight more episodes.
Netflix renewed the comedy-drama for Season 2, which will comprise of two fewer installments than its inaugural season.
The bilingual series created by America Ferrera is about brown culture and society, and chaos that disrupts everything.
The series is based around three Mexican-American cousins residing in the largely Hispanic community of Boyle Heights, L.A., as they seek to sort out their own lives — which become intricately entangled with their grandfather's taco restaurant — when they strive to hold the company going when prices rise and the area slows down.
The cast and crew are scheduled to gather for a virtual table read on May 20.
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Hosted by comic George Lopez, the reading table is striving to generate support for Proyecto Pastoral, a non-profit group in Boyle Heights that works to tackle the effect of COVID-19 on low-income households and local residents.
Written by Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez, 'Gentefied' is adapted from the 2017 Sundance web series carrying the same title.
Chávez told NBC News, “Marvin had this vision for creating something very high quality about our community, and that for me was everything I had been wanting to do for years and was fighting to do. And when he told me it was also a paid opportunity, I was like ‘OK, let’s do this.'”
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The series stars Karrie Martin, JJ Soria, Carlos Santos, and Joaquín Cosio as they try to track down their own American Dream, even though those aspirations are challenging the stuff they keep dearest — their city, their mexican patriarch, and the family taco store.
'Gentefied' has rapidly become a popular series on Netflix, using humor to explore major issues such as social injustice, sexual orientation, economics and family life. It's also one of the few series that switch effortlessly between languages, with the older Latinos speaking Spanish while with the younger group respond in English.
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