Starz Announces Casting For VIDA Season Two

Today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Summer 2018 Press Tour, Starz announced Roberta Colindrez (“I Love Dick,” “The Deuce”) will be joining the cast of “Vida” as a new series regular in an expanded 10-episode second season during which series creator and executive producer Tanya Saracho will make her directorial debut. “Vida” The STARZ … Read more

Starz Renews VIDA For Second Season

Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht announced today that the STARZ Original series “Vida” has been greenlit for a second season from Showrunner and Executive Producer Tanya Saracho (“How to Get Away With Murder,” “Looking,” “Girls”). “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes with a perfect score of 100% and Audience Award winner at the 2018 SXSW … Read more

Starz To Offer Free VIDA Episode

Starz, a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B),announced today that the premiere episode of the critically lauded STARZ Original Series “Vida,” and Audience Award winner at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival, will be made available for free nationwide on THURSDAY MAY 10, 2018 starting at 12:00AM ET, midnight in honor of Dia de las Madres. Viewers … Read more

TV Review : VIDA

Starz premiered a pair of two new half hour shows this week. While traditionally half hour programs are comedies, Starz has broken that mold more than once, and VIDA, one of the newbies, is certainly a drama. When the titular character dies, unseen by viewers, sisters Emma (Mishel Prada, Fear the Walking Dead: Passage) and … Read more

VIDA Season 1 Promo Photos

VIDA Season 1 Promo Photos – “Vida” is a half-hour drama series focusing on two Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother’s identity.

Mishel Prada will portray “Emma” who, estranged from both her sister and her mother, reluctantly returns for her mother’s funeral and to deal with the family business. Previously cast, Melissa Barrera will play her sister, “Lyn,” a care-free party girl, who has figured out how to live a pretty worry-free life in the Bay Area.

Karen Ser Anzoategui will portray “Eddy,” a sensitive soul who is trustworthy, generous and passionate but also intimidating looking upon first glance. Chelsea Rendon will play “Marisol” who is the expression of east side youth culture: woke, politicized, and deep in the resistance. Carlos Miranda will play “Johnny,” a stand-up guy who runs his ailing dad’s auto shop and is engaged to his pregnant girlfriend but has a history with Lyn. Maria Elena Laas will portray “Cruz,” an enigmatic lesbian who has a checkered history with Emma.

Newcomer Mishel Prada starred in the acclaimed Emmy®-nominated digital series “Fear The Walking Dead: Passage” and has appeared in several indie films.

Karen Ser Anzoategui (Ser) is a non-binary Latinx/Chicanx actor/playwright/artivist. Originally from Huntington Park, Calif., they grew up in various East Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley communities. Upon graduating with a BA in Communication and Fine Arts as a theatre major in 2005, Ser wrote their first solo show at Casa 0101 in Boyle Heights. Ser’s second solo which centers on queer and trans issues, “Catholic School Daze,” sold out in theatres throughout Los Angeles. Ser’s highly successful theatre recognition led to being cast in a recurring guest star role on Hulu’s Emmy®-nominated “East Los High” as openly queer character “Daysi Cantu.” Following “East Los High,” Ser landed additional roles on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “The Fosters,” “Shameless,” and other projects. They appeared as themself, a comic on LATV’s “Latino 101.” Ser was a selected playwright for the 2017 Maria Irene Fornes Playwrighting workshop at Notre Dame in Chicago.

Chelsea Rendon started acting at the young age of six, jumping in head first and booking the lead of a feature film less than a year later. She won multiple awards for her role as Cristina in No Turning Back. As a child she worked on shows such as “E.R.,” “The Shield” and “Judging Amy.” More recently she’s worked on the Oscar®-nominated film A Better Life and Disney’s McFarland, USA. On television she was featured on “The Bridge,” “Major Crimes” and “Code Black.” This year she worked on Netflix’s “Bright” directed by David Ayer and she is currently recurring on “The Fosters” on Freeform.

Born and raised in San Francisco, Carlos Miranda got his first taste of acting at the age of 13 where he booked a short film. He continued acting in his high school’s theatre productions before moving to LA at the age of 23 to pursue his dream. Miranda appeared in feature films Warrior directed by Gavin O’Conner; The Bling Ring, directed by Sofia Coppola and opposite Emma Watson; and recently Grandma opposite Lily Tomlin. His television credits include “Chicago PD,” “How to Get Away with Murder” and “Dallas.”

Maria Elena Laas was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Saudi Arabia and Japan. She later moved with her family to Los Angeles where she began her career and garnered several film credits including Alan Cumming’s “Suffering Man’s Charity,” the blockbuster The Hot Chick starring Rob Schneider and Anna Faris, and has starred in indie favorites Kill The Habit, Lunatics, Lovers, and Poets, Sold and Pastor Shepherd opposite Danny Trejo.

VIDA Season 1 Promo Photos

Vida S1 2018 Marketing Shoot Dec 17 2017
Vida S1 2018 Marketing Shoot Dec 17 2017

Starz Announces 2018 Premiere Dates For HOWARDS END, VIDA And SWEETBITTER

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Today at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter 2018 Press Tour, Starz President of Programming Carmi Zlotnik announced premiere dates for three new originals including the eagerly-awaited STARZ Original Limited Series “Howards End,” premiering on Sunday, April 8. Half-hour dramas “Vida”and “Sweetbitter” will premiere on Sunday, May 6. Often considered E.M. Forster’s masterpiece, “Howards End” … Read more