A young girl growing up in the 1980s is learning what it’s like to live the American Dream in the new trailer for HBO Max’s Gordita Chronicles from producers Eva Longoria and Zoe Saldaña. The HBO Max original comedy comes to the streaming service June 23.
The series stars Olivia Goncalves as Cucu, aka “Gordita,” a girl who has moved to America with her family in the 1980s. Her transition to American life is just part of what impacts her coming-of-age story.
Here’s more on the series:
The year is 1985 and Cucu “Gordita” Castelli (Olivia Goncalves) has just said goodbye to all of her friends and family in Santo Domingo and moved to Miami with her marketing executive father Víctor (Juan Javier Cardenas), bold and vivacious mother Adela (Diana Maria Riva), and status-obsessed older sister Emilia (Savannah Nicole Ruiz). While life in America is far from what they imagined, the Castellis are determined to take charge of their strange new world. A uniquely funny coming-of-age series, GORDITA CHRONICLES is about family, opportunity, love, resilience, and boldly defying the status quo in pursuit of the “American Dream.”
Watch the trailer for the 10-episode series below:
Claudia Forestieri serves as executive producer and writer of the series’ pilot with Eva Longoria directing. Diana Maria Riva, Juan Javier Cardenas, Savannah Nicole Ruiz, Noah Rico, Cosette Hauer and Dascha Polanco star alongside Goncalves. Patrick Fabian and Loni Love will also guest star.
The series hails from Sony Pictures Television. Josh Berman serves as executive producer with Forestieri. Jennifer Robinson and Chris King of Osprey Productions also serve as executive producers with showrunner Brigitte Munoz-Leibowitz for Bon Mots Emporium. Longoria also executive produces via her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment banner. Other executive producers include Zoe Saldana, Mariel Saldana and Cisely Saldana via their production company Cinestar Pictures.