The story for The Gordita Chronicles continues, and the latest plot twist is a good one. The pilot has been picked up to series by HBO Max. In March, it was announced that actress Eva Longoria was set to direct the pilot for the cable network.
The series follows the story of Carlota “Cucu,” a 12-year-old Dominican girl who moves from the Dominican Republic to Miami. She and her family are met head on with a wild and decadent ’80s Miami. Both Cucu and her family will have to deal with being an immigrant in America. The story is ripe for humor, love, and a strong sense of family.
The Gordita Chronicles is based loosely on the life of the series creator Claudia Forestieri. Forestieri served as a writer for Good Trouble and a story editor for Selena: The Series on Netflix.
Forestieri joins Eva Longoria and Zoe Saldana as executive producers. As for the cast, newcomer Olivia Goncalves has been cast as the series’ lead. Also starring in the Latino series is Dead to Me’s Diana-Maria Riva, and Snowfall’s Juan Javier Cardenas.
Everyone associated with the show is excited to bring the comedy to audiences. “Cucu and the Castellis remind us of the iconic sitcom families we grew up watching, but none of those ever captured a Dominican family’s experience of coming to America. This show changes all of that, and we are thrilled and grateful to dive back in and make a wonderful series for our friends at HBO Max,” said Jason Clodfelter, Co-President, Sony Pictures Television Studios.
No word yet on when The Gordita Chronicles will air on HBO Max.