Netflix has picked up an eight-episode second season of its Off-road Latinx dramedy Gentefied, from Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez, the duo behind Sundance darling Gente-fied: The Digital Series, and Macro.
In celebration of the renewal, Gentefied’s cast and founders will reunite for a live digital table read, hosted by George Lopez, on Wednesday, May 20 on Netflix is a Joke YouTube station. They’ll be raising awareness for Proyecto Pastoral, a nonprofit in Boyle Heights that is addressing the consequences of COVID-19 on the minimal income families and residents they serve from the Boyle Heights community.
Made by Chicano first-gen authors Lemus and Chávez, Gentefied is a half-hour dramatic comedy adapted from the 2017 Sundance electronic series of the same name. Described as a badass bilingual show about family, community, brown adore, and the displacement that disrupts it all, Gentefied follows three Mexican-American cousins who struggle to chase the American Dream, while that same dream threatens the things that they hold most dear: their locality, their grandfather, as well as the family taco shop. Set in a rapidly changing Los Angeles, the Spanglish dramedy navigates important themes like individuality, class, and balancing insta-fame with distributing memes to their parents. But most importantly, Gentefied settles once and for all the way to announce Latinx.
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Karrie Martin, JJ Soria, Carlos Santos and Joaquín Cosio celebrity.
Lemus and Chávez’s executive produce Charles D. King (Mudbound) of Macro, America Ferrera (Superstore) of Take Fountain, Teri Weinberg (Ugly Betty) of Yellow Brick Road, Kim Roth (Inside Man) and Aaliyah Williams (Gente-fied: The Digital Collection).