Vida will be back for a third season on Starz. The popular comedy series, which won the 2018 GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Comedy, has continued to grow its audience during the show’s second season. According to Starz, Vida‘s increased its Hispanic audience by 56% over season one.
Vida was created by showrunner Tanya Saracho (How to Get Away with Murder, Looking). Saracho executive produces with Robin Schwartz, Peter Saraf, Marc Turtletaub, and Stephanie Langhoff.
“It is a rarity in television today to have a series earn this level of critical praise for two consecutive seasons and spark cultural conversation in the way that Vida has,” said Starz COO Jeffrey Hirsch. “We are proud to continue to tell this story with Tanya and the incredible cast and crew she has assembled.”
Melissa Barrera (Club de Cuervos) leads the cast as Lyn. Season two also stars 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 Roberta Colindrez (I Love Dick) as Nico.
Season one debuted on May 6, 2018 followed by season two on May 23, 2019. Both seasons, consisting of 10 episodes, are currently sitting at 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
The Vida Plot, Courtesy of Starz:
“The premiere season of the series centered around two Mexican-American 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 surprising truth about their mother’s identity. In the series finale, Lyn finally realizes the impact she is having on Johnny’s life, and Emma learns the true value of the bar, but is it too late for Eddy?
In the second season of Vida, 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.”