All 10 Episodes of the Second Groundbreaking Season
from Showrunner Tanya Saracho
Will Be Made Available on the STARZ App,
STARZ On-Demand and STARZPLAY
Santa Monica, Calif., March 28, 2019- Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), announced the second season of the trailblazing series “Vida” will premiere on Thursday, May 23, 2019. All 10 half-hour episodes will be made available on the STARZ app and STARZ On-Demand in the U.S. and Canada and on STARZPLAY in the U.K. and Germany.
In addition to its full season release on the STARZ app, STARZ On-Demand and STARZPLAY, “Vida” will air its linear premiere on STARZ on Sunday, May 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, airing each episode week-to-week.
“Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes with a perfect score of 100% and Audience Award-winner at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, “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). In addition, “Vida” Season Two will make its world premiere as an Official Selection of the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.
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.
Hispanic-household viewing of “Vida” has nearly tripled since its premiere on Sunday, May 6, 2018, growing by 171% to earn the series the largest Hispanic audience composition for premium series in 2018.* Additionally, on the STARZ app, the series audience grew by more than 60% from the season premiere to the finale.**
Executive Vice President of Original Programming Marta Fernandez and Senior Vice President of Original Programming Kathryn Tyus-Adair are the Starz executives in charge of “Vida.”
Production on the second season wrapped November 2018 in Los Angeles.
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Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that produces and distributes premium streaming content to worldwide audiences across subscription television platforms. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ® brand, STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, including the highly rated STARZ app. With the launch of the STARZPLAY international premium streaming platform and STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz is expanding its global footprint in a growing number of territories. Sold through multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, telecommunications companies, and other online and digital platforms, Starz offers subscribers more than 10,000 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.
* Source: Nielsen NPower, Starz, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax Live +SD (1/1-6/10/18), Live +7 (1/1-5/27/18), coverage Hispanic HH ratings and Projections (000s) excludes repeats and excludes specials and dramas with < 3 telecasts.
** Source: Internal Analytics
Starz (www.starz.com), una empresa de Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), es una empresa global líder de medios de comunicación y entretenimiento que produce y distribuye contenido de streaming de primer nivel al público de todo el mundo mediante plataformas de televisión por suscripción. Starz abarca a la marca insignia STARZ®, STARZ ENCORE y 17 canales de TV paga y los servicios en línea y on-demand asociados, incluida la elogiada aplicación STARZ. Con el lanzamiento de la plataforma internacional de streaming premium STARZPLAY y STARZ PLAY Arabia, Starz expande su impacto mundial en una creciente cantidad de territorios. Disponible a través de distribuidores de video multicanal, que incluye a los operadores de cable, los proveedores de televisión satelital, las empresas de telecomunicaciones y otras plataformas en línea y digitales, Starz ofrece a los abonados más de 10.000 episodios de televisión y películas de primer nivel, lo que incluye series originales STARZ, películas de estreno y otra programación popular.
* Fuente: Nielsen NPower, Starz, HBO, Showtime, Cinemax Live +SD (1/1-6/10/18), Live +7 (1/1-5/27/18), cobertura de índices de audiencia y proyecciones en hogares hispanos (000s), excluyendo repeticiones, especiales y dramas con < 3 trasmisiones.
** Fuente: análisis interno
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