Starz Greenlights Latino Drama Vida


Starz has greenlit to series Vida, a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters.

Tanya Saracho (How to Get Away with Murder, Looking, Girls) will serve as showrunner. The series focuses on a set of sisters 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.

Veronica Osorio (Hail, Caesar!, The Carmichael Show, Girlboss) has been cast in the role of Emma, and Melissa Barrera (Club de Cuervos, La Mujer de Judas) will play her sister, Lyn.

Lionsgate will retain all domestic and international multiplatform rights, including broadcast, home entertainment and digital, for the series.

Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht commented: “Tanya explores identity, culture, gender and sexuality through the lens of a Latinix family and their community. It’s a deeply personal and relatable series about coming back home and finally growing up. Vida reflects the intersecting worlds of Latin and American descendants of all genders and sexualities, and speaks to the heart of Starz’s programming commitment to present compelling stories for traditionally underserved audiences. We are very proud to work with Tanya and help bring her vision to life.”