Mario Lopez’s New Latinx Family Comedy Set for Netflix


Netflix has ordered the live-action Latinx family comedy series The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, co-created by Mario Lopez and Seth Kurland.

The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia follows the titular 15-and-a-half-year-old robotics engineer and rocket scientist, who gets the chance to work for NASA. Upon accepting the job, she moves across the country to live with her fun-loving and irresponsible Uncle Victor, a pro football player-turned-high school coach. The series stars newcomer Paulina Chavez as Ashley and Jencarlos Canela (Telenovela, Grand Hotel) as Victor.

Lopez said: “I am excited for the opportunity to partner with Netflix to tell a universal, family-friendly story with a Latin flavor!”