Vida renewed for season 2 on Starz


The Hollywood Reporter just announced that the critically acclaimed Starz drama Vida will return for another season, as the season finale hinted at a bigger storyline.

Big news for Vida fans: It’s coming back! It’s hardly a surprise, of course. Vida has been critically acclaimed from the start.

The drama — about two sisters returning to East L.A. — promises to keep building on season one’s momentum.

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Showrunner Tanya Saracho was already successful with Girls and Looking on HBO, Devious Maids on Lifetime and How to Get Away With Murder on ABC. In addition to this, Saracho has signed a general deal with Starz, which certainly means more new shows.

Though season two casting details haven’t been released, season one of Vida starred Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada, Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Maria Elena Laas and Carlos Miranda. Vida can potentially go in many directions — comedically, dramatically, and even politically.

The first season of Vida closed with the sisters deciding to defend their bar against gentrification, and a key character was put in the hospital. There are hints that the show will focus on rebuilding family, and joining together to preserve their bar as a valuable location.

In addition to the sisters, other characters will likely see more time. For example, Ser Anzoategui’s Edy, Chelsea Rendon’s Marisol, and Luis Bordonada’s Nelson all have plenty of room to grow.

In fact, the two main sisters are still just getting reacquainted. Will they be able to inspire and revitalize their neighborhood? Will they get to know their stepmother better? For that matter, will the show remain as relatively peaceful as it had been?

Certainly, some characters have been harmed, but things haven’t become an all-out war…yet.

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Vida is executive produced by Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf, Robin Schwartz, and Stephanie Langhoff. Its production companies are Big Beach TV/Chingona Productions, and it is distributed by Lionsgate Television.