‘Vida’ is an American drama television series that airs on Starz. It first premiered on May 6, 2018. The series is based on the short story by Richard Villegas Jr. titled ‘Pour Vida’. It has been created for television by Tanya Saracho. Big Beach and Chingona Productions are the companies backing the project, while Chrisann Verges is the producer. Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf, Robin Schwartz, and Stephanie Langhoff are on board as the executive producers of the show. The domestic and worldwide distribution rights of the show have been given to Lionsgate, which includes broadcast, home entertainment and digital for the series.
The series follows the story of two estranged sisters who cannot be any more different from each other. Destiny and circumstances land them back into their old town where they have to confront not only their past but also the shocking truth behind the identity of their mother. The series has received a good response and received critical acclaim with many praising the show for a fresh take on the familiar themes of family, and for the heartfelt way of dealing with what it means to belong.
Vida Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘Vida’ includes the two sister protagonists Lyn Hernandez and Emma Hernandez, played by Melissa Barrera, who is best known for her role in ‘Tanto Amor’ (2015) and Mishel Prada, who is famous for her role in ‘Tell Me How I Die‘. Fans might be interested to know that before Mishel, Veronica Osorio, who is known for her role in the movie ‘Hail’, was considered for the position of Emma. Accompanying them on the show are Ser Anzoategui who has been cast as Eddy Martínez, Chelsea Rendon who plays the role of Marisol Sanchez, Carlos Miranda who plays the part of Johnny Sanchez, and Roberta Colindrez who is seen as Nico and will join the show from the second season onwards.
The main cast is enriched by the presence of a strong supporting cast, who help the story unfurl in a more intricate manner. In the upcoming season, we will see a few new faces in the supporting cast as well, which includes Raul Castillo as Baco and Adrian Gonzalez as Rudy.
Vida Plot: What is it about?
The main plot of ‘Vida’ follows two Mexican American sisters from the east side of Los Angeles who are forced by circumstances to come back to their hometown. These estranged sisters, who can’t be more different from each other, in both personality and the way they behave, are then thrown into secrets from their past. They discover the truths that were hidden from them for a long time, one of which includes the truth about their mother’s identity and sexuality.