‘Selena + Chef’ Gets Second Season & More in This Week’s Film & TV News

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CineInforme is a weekly film and television news column that keeps you up to date on the Latinx stories happening on the big and small screens. From casting choices to studio briefs in Hollywood and beyond, CineInforme is your one-stop-shop for film and TV updates. Swing by every Friday to make sure you don’t miss the latest happenings.

Here’s your glimpse at what’s going on this week:

  • HBO Max will premiere the second season of Selena Gomez’s cooking show, Selena + Chef, on Jan. 21. In the first season, Gomez prepared a special Thanksgiving feast with Indian chef and Food Network star Aarti Sequeira. Gomez also donated $10,000 to food-related charities at the end of each episode. [Billboard]
  • Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramírez talks about his upcoming comedy, Yes Day! in a new interview. The film, which will debut on Netflix March 12, is inspired by Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s book of the same name that encourages parents to pick one day out of the year where they have to say yes to everything their kids ask. Yes Day! is directed by Puerto Rican filmmaker Miguel Arteta (Beatriz at Dinner). [Entertainment Weekly]
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. is starring in an upcoming revival of the ‘80s sitcom Punky Brewster about a young girl raised by a foster father. Actress Soleil Moon Frye is reprising her role as the title character and Prinze Jr. will play Travis, Punky’s ex-husband. The series will stream on the NBC platform Peacock starting Feb. 25. [Deadline]
  • One Day at a Time co-creator Gloria Calderón Kellett has been named one of six TV industry professionals who have been appointed to the Television Academy Executive Committee. The job of the group is to work with TV Academy’s officers and the board of governors to develop a direction of the Academy for 2021. [Deadline]
  • The first image from the upcoming sequel The Forever Purge is online this week but doesn’t feature any of the Latino characters in the horror movie. The film stars Ana de la Reguera (Nacho Libre) and Tenoch Huerta (Narcos: Mexico). “It’s an amazing story of Latinos and Americans coming together to overcome despair and evil,” said Mexican American director Everardo Gout. [Slash Film]