“I’m so excited for the opportunity to go deeper into America and keep exploring Latin excellence and go to the source of our happiness!” Leguizamo said in a statement. “More Latin legends dinners, more eating and laughter!”
During the first season of the series, Leguizamo traveled to cities like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and Miami to show audiences some of the Latine culture that makes this country so unique. He also went to Puerto Rico to explore the communities that give the island so much life and strength.
“The team behind Leguizamo Does America created an illuminating series that is as savvy and clever as it is savory and colorful – told through the lens of one of the most iconic voices of the Latino community,” Rashida Jones, president of MSNBC, said in a statement. “This show proves once again that there is an audience for diverse stories, and we are so excited MSNBC is its home for another season.”
During its premiere season, Leguizamo Does America averaged more adults viewers (ages 25-54) than any previous MSNBC Films series and beat CNN in total weekly viewers during its six-episode run. On Peacock, the show was the most-viewed MSNBC original in more than two years.
“It’s been such an honor and pleasure to create, develop and produce this series with a partner as talented, brilliant and passionate as John Leguizamo,” Liz Cole, president of NBC News Studios, said in a statement. “We’re especially proud to help put a spotlight on the Latino community’s rich culture and significant contributions to this country, working with a predominantly Latino editorial and production staff. We had an exciting first season with MSNBC Films, and we’re thrilled to collaborate with them again on season 2.”