Neon is coming to Netflix. The streaming service has greenlit the new comedy series from Shea Serrano, the author of best-sellers like The Rap Year Book, Basketball (and Other Things), and Movies (and Other Things). In the series, viewers will see three friends move from a small town in Florida to Miami with hopes of breaking into reggaeton. Tyler Dean Flores, Emma Ferrerira, Courtney Taylor, and Jordan Mendoza are set to star.
Netflix revealed more about the upcoming series in a press release.
Netflix today announced a series order for scripted comedy Neon, from creator Shea Serrano, with Max Searle serving as showrunner. Netflix ordered an eight episode season. Neon stars Tyler Dean Flores, Emma Ferreira, Jordan Mendoza and .
Neon focuses on three friends who move from a small town in Florida to Miami with the hopes of making it big in the world of reggaeton. The show chronicles not only their larger than life dreams but the harsh comic realities of attempting to make it in the music industry.
In Neon, Tyler Dean Flores plays Santi, a budding reggaeton artist who, with the help of his friends, Ness (Emma Ferrerira) and Felix (Jordan Mendoza) and A&R rep, Mia (Courtney Taylor) hopes to become the biggest reggaeton star in the world. Or at least make rent.
The series is executive produced by Serrano and Searle. The SB Projects team of Scooter Braun, Scott Manson and James Shin will executive produce and Kyle Vinuya is set to co-executive produce. Jordan Mendoza also serves as consulting producer.
A premiere date and additional casting will be revealed at a later time.
What do you think? Are you planning to check out Neon on Netflix when it eventually debuts?