The news many of us have been hoping for has arrived: Netflix’s Gentefied will be returning for a season two with eight new episodes. The show has been renewed just three months after season one premiered. The cast of the show revealed the news on Monday by remixing the #DontRush TikTok challenge, but instead they handed over a burrito to one another which within the foil contained the premiere news written out.
The show follows the lives of three first-generation Mexican Americans residing in Boyle Heights chasing the American dream while fighting gentrification from spreading across their beloved neighborhood. It was created by two incredible first-generation Mexican American writers and executive producers, Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez. America Ferrera is an executive producer of the show, which stars Karrie Martin, J.J. Soria, Carlos Santos, Joaquín Cosio, Julissa Calderon, Annie Gonzalez and more.
In celebration of the news, the cast and creators of Gentefied for a virtual table read on Wednesday May 20 on YouTube’s Netflix is a Joke channel. The cast will be raising awareness for Proyecto Pastoral, a non-for-profit organization in Boyle Heights who is focusing on assisting low income families and residents that have been impacted by COVID-19.
Gentefied‘s first season is now streaming on Netflix.