Video Interview: The Garcías’ Jeff Valdez

The Nickelodeon series The Brothers García is credited with being the first English-language sitcom with an all-Latino cast and creative team. The groundbreaking show, which ended more than 15 years ago, has been brought to life again with its reboot The Garcías on HBO Max.


Set 15 years after The Brothers García, the reboot sees the García kids—played by their original actors—all grown up with children of their own. When the extended family travels to the Riviera Maya in Mexico, they go on a journey of self-discovery and learn what it really takes to be a family.

The reboot began streaming on April 14, with new episodes debuting every Thursday.

Jeff Valdez, executive producer and showrunner of both The Brothers García and The Garcías, talks to TV Kids Weekly about his push to bring the show back, what it was like to reunite the original cast and the importance of Latino representation on-screen.