If someone had told me that a 97 year old (white) Hollywood producer was going to be one of the biggest advocates for Latinx talent in the entertainment industry, I would have immediately raised my left eyebrow and said “not a chance” in my “Mean Girls” voice. Yet here I am, acknowledging how the legendary Norman Lear has done exactly that!
The Hollywood mogul (who even has a building at Sony named after him) has been, along with executive producer Brent Miller, one of the biggest advocates for the Latin community with the remake of One Day at a Time, bringing Latina Gloria Calderon-Kellet on board as EP and showrunner to do this reprise about a Latinx family.
This show (the first 3 seasons were on Netflix, now it’s on Pop TV) was one of the pioneers of portraying a Latin family as a “typical” American family; meaning, there are no drug lords, maids or undocumented workers involved…which are the classic storylines Latinx actors usually get.
So…don’t miss season 4 of this groundbreaking show on Pop TV! Check out the trailer below, and let us know if you’ve seen the first three seasons in the comments.
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