This spring, Starz is introducing two half-hour dramas. While Sweetbitter is based on a novel, the Vida TV show is based on the short story, Pour Vida, by Richard Villegas, Jr. Is a half-hour enough time to tell a dramatic story? Will Vida be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
From creator Tanya Saracho, Vida stars Mishel Prada, Melissa Barrera, Ser Anzoategui, Carlos Miranda, Chelsea Rendon, and Maria-Elena Laas. The Starz TV series centers on two estranged Mexican-American sisters who are reunited by tragedy. Despite growing up together on the Eastside of Los Angeles, Emma (Prada) and Lyn (Barrera) could not be any more different from each other. Now a successful businesswoman, Emma returns home from Chicago, while good-time girl Lyn arrives from San Francisco. Soon, they’ll have to face things about their pasts, their mother, and even themselves.
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What do you think? Do you like the Vida TV show? Should this Starz TV series be cancelled or renewed for a second season?
*6/12/18 update: Starz has renewed Vida for a second season. Details here.