‘Vida’: Starz Rounds Out Cast For Latinx Drama Series
Starz new Latinx drama series Vida has rounded out its cast with Elena Campbell-Martínez (The Big Bang Theory), Ramses Jimenez (Fear the Walking Dead), Luis Bordonada (Better Call Saul), Elizabeth De Razzo (The 33), Renee Victor (Coco), Adelina Anthony (Bruising for Besos) and Erika Soto (Romeo & Juliet stage production) set for recurring roles
Campbell-Martínez will Doña Lupe, Jimenez is Tlaloc, Bordonada is Nelson, De Razzo is Yoli, Victor is Doña Tita, Anthony is Rocky and Soto is Karla. Character descriptions were not announced.
Vida focuses on Mexican-American sisters Emma and Lyn (Mishel Prada, Melissa Barrera) from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother’s identity. Karen Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Maria Elena Laas also are series regulars.
Earlier this year, Starz greenlight the Latinx Drama Vida, from showrunner Tanya Saracho. This showrunner has a strong history not only as a TV Writer for acclaimed shows such as How to Get Away With Murder and Girls, but also as a 2014 NALIP Media Summit Speaker. Since the show has been begun production, the show has hired a couple of talented NALIP Members to join their team at Starz.
Alonso Ruizpalacios (Gueros, Verde) directs the series premiere episode. Big Beach TV will produce the Latinx series with Robin Schwartz, Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub, serving as executive producers. Stephanie Langhoff (Togetherness) is also executive producing with Chrisann Verges (Girlboss) producing.
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