Starz’s critically acclaimed dramatic series Vida has earned a second season order. The network made the announcement following the season one finale which almost tripled the number of viewers who turned in to watch the series premiere.
“Vida has delivered on its promise of attracting a young, new Latinx audience to the STARZ platform, as we had hoped it would, and we are pleased to be able to announce a second season of the series,” stated Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht. “With these new episodes, Tanya and her team now have the opportunity to take audiences even deeper into the lives and community of the Hernandez sisters, and we look forward to bringing the next chapter of their story to life.”
Season one 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 Maria Elena Laas (Vital Signs) as Cruz.
Vida was created by Tanya Saracho who serves as the season one and season two showrunner. Saracho (How to Get away with Murder, Looking) also executive produces with Stephanie Langhoff (Togetherness) and Big Beach TV’s Robin Schwartz, Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub.
According to Starz, the number of Hispanic households watching Vida grew 171% from episode one to episode six (the season finale). Starz also reports Vida has the largest Hispanic audience composition among premium shows this year.
The Season 1 Plot: 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?