Netflix had us worried for a second. Usually, the streaming service is quick to renew its original shows immediately following their well-received premieres. But fans of One Day at a Time, the Latino reboot of the 1970s series of the same name which stars Justina Machado and living legend Rita Moreno, had been waiting for weeks now to see whether the sitcom would be coming back for a second season.
Perhaps knowing we could all use some good news, showrunner Mike Royce broke the news this past weekend. The Cuban-American family sitcom – which follows a newly separated military mother raising her two kids with the help of her Cuban-born mother – has officially been renewed.
The good news came with a cute video of the full cast dancing along to the show’s theme, “One Day at a Time,” which is performed by Gloria Estefan. Come for the hilarity of seeing Todd Grinnell (who plays sexy if clueless next door neighbor Schneider) dancing out in the middle of nowhere, but stay to see what Moreno can do with a giant martini glass as a prop. Trust us, it’s worth it. And now the countdown begins. Seeing as season 1 tackled the impact of deportation, the effects of PTSD, crisis of faith, and even a particularly touching coming out story, we can’t wait to see what the Alvarez family will grapple with next season.
— Mike Royce (@MikeRoyce) March 5, 2017