Netflix returns to Boyle Heights to explore the lives and drama of three Mexican-American cousins who face the daily challenges of working at their family’s taco shop and caring for their grandfather, Pop, in the rapidly gentrifying Los Angeles neighborhood. Peoplefied, which is co-produced by America Ferrera, was renewed for an eight-episode second season last May, just three months after the bilingual series premiered on the streamer.
Based on the 2017 Sundance Film Festival web series of the same name, the show, which focuses on cousins Ana, Erik and Chris Morales, is as much about spending time at Mama Fina’s taqueria as it is about their individual dreams. their daily struggles. and I love lives, and season 2 left us wanting more of this irresistible dramatization.
How season 1 ended
At the end of Season 1, Pop is taken away by ICE without the Morales family’s knowledge after he is arrested for a months-pending fine. In the midst of this, Erik and his girlfriend, Lidia, are contemplating a major move to Palo Alto, Chris’s father offers to pay for his culinary school, and Mama Fina faces extinction after Vivian, an art connoisseur, buys the taqueria with plans. to transform it into a themed “pop-up culinary experience”.
What season 2 is about
While the series did pause at some important moments, the cast and creators of the show were able to come together to provide fans with a taste of season 2 with a virtual read of one of the next season’s episodes. Hosted by George lopez, the event premiered on Netflix is a joke YouTube channel last May, in an effort to raise awareness about Pastoral Project, a Boyle Heights nonprofit organization that aims to address the impact of COVID-19 on low-income residents of the community.
While COVID has delayed production, creators Linda Yvette Chávez and Marvin Lemus poked fun at fans with some vague details of the season 2 plot on Twitter.
The cast began filming this month, with the United States returning to the director’s chair, so we hope to return to Netflix in late 2021 or early 2022. In the meantime, you can enjoy all the innovative Latin series, starring Karrie Martin, JJ Soria, Carlos Santos and Joaquín Cosio, available now on Netflix.
The new and returning cast
We still don’t know if we’ll see new faces next season, but we do know that JJ Soria, Carlos Santos, Karrie Martin, Joaquín Cosío, Julissa Calderon, Annie Gonzalez, Laura Patalano and Felipe Esparza will return for the second season.