By Liz Lopez
Sources: STARZ/Lionsgate, SXSW, Tribeca Film Festival
“Vida” Season Two will make its world premiere as an Official Selection of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The 18th annual Tribeca Film Festival will take place April 24 – May 5, 2019. https://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide “Vida” is created and executive produced by Tanya Saracho; Big Beach TV’s Robin Schwartz, Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub; and Stephanie Langhoff (“Togetherness,” The Bronze, The Skeleton Twins).
“Vida” is “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes with a perfect score of 100% and is an Audience Award-winner in the Episodic category at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.
Starz announced the second season of the trailblazing series “Vida” to premiere on Thursday, May 23, 2019. All 10 half-hour episodes will be made available on the STARZ app and STAViRZ On-Demand in the U.S. and Canada and on STARZPLAY in the U.K. and Germany. In addition to its full season release, “Vida” will air its linear premiere on STARZ on Sunday, May 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, airing each episode week-to-week.
Estranged sisters Emma (Mishel Prada), a successful lawyer in Chicago, always pragmatic and career focused, and Lyn (Melissa Barrera), a flaky Yoga loving Vegan relying on her looks and other people’s money to get by, return home to their historically Mexican neighborhood in the Eastside of Los Angeles when their mother suddenly dies.
Discovering a surprising truth about their mother’s identity, Lyn and Emma, who have clashing coping skills, confront their loss, relationship, old neighborhood friends and the mismanagement of the family business, unspooling old childhood traumas and hard truths.
“Vida” is a never-before-seen contemporary portal into a multi-generational Latinx neighborhood exploring complex narratives and an intersecting range of issues including sexual, cultural and spiritual identity, class and race, all under the gaze of fast changes and growing conflicts with gentrification.
In Season 1, the girls learned the truth. In the second season, they face reality as Lyn and Emma begin the monumental task of rebuilding their mother’s business while navigating financial constraints, competing developers, and the growing anti-gentrification movement. Lyn and Emma must contemplate the relationships in their lives, including their own, and are forced to dig deep to unearth what their mother’s legacy means to them.
“Vida” stars Melissa Barrera (“Club de Cuervos”) as Lyn, Mishel Prada (“Fear the Walking Dead: Passage”) as Emma, Ser Anzoategui (“East Los High”) as Eddy, Chelsea Rendon (Bright) as Marisol, Carlos Miranda (The Bling Ring) as Johnny – and recently announced – Roberta Colindrez (“I Love Dick”) as Nico. Raúl Castillo (“Looking”) and Adrian Gonzalez (“Superstore”) join as guest stars this season.
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