Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Netflix Orders "One Day At A Time" Latino Remake Series Co-Starring Rita Moreno

At the 2015 Television Critics’ Association press tour in Beverly Hills, California, legendary television writer and producer Norman Lear teased the idea of a potential remake of his sitcom “One Day at a Time,” this time with a Latino cast.

Turns out it wasn't a tease, but a reality. The show will be presented on Netflix with a 13-episode straight-to-series order. The studio (Sony Pictures TV, which own rights to Lear's library of television series) will co-star Academy, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner (as well as HOLA Award and Kennedy Center honoree) Rita Moreno.

The multi-camera comedy revolves around a Cuban-American family, centering on a recently separated former military mom who is navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old school Cuban-born mom and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider. Moreno will play the grandmother.

Mike Royce and Gloria Calderón Kellett (who will write the series) will executive produce the show alongside Lear, Michael García and Brent Miller. For more information, read the Deadline article about it by clicking here.

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