Starz Greenlights Half-Hour Drama ‘Vida’

Series looks at two vastly different sisters from Eastside of Los Angeles

Starz series Vida has been greenlit to series. Tanya Saracho will be showrunner and Alonso Ruizpalacios will direct the premiere.

Initially titled Pour Vida, Vida is a half-hour drama focusing on two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles. The two couldn't be more different from each other, and circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother’s identity.

“Tanya explores identity, culture, gender and sexuality through the lens of a Latinix family and their community. It’s a deeply personal and relatable series about coming back home and finally growing up,” said Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht. “Vida reflects the intersecting worlds of Latin and American descendants of all genders and sexualities and speaks to the heart of Starz’s programming commitment to present compelling stories for traditionally underserved audiences. We are very proud to work with Tanya and help bring her vision to life.”

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The cast includes Veronica Osorio and Melissa Barrera.

Big Beach TV will produce the series with Marc Turtletaub, Peter Saraf and Robin Schwartz executive producing. Lionsgate will retain all domestic and international multiplatform rights.