Netflix announces 'inner-city' high school comedy, 'On My Block'
Photo Credit: On My Block
News , Television

Netflix announces 'inner-city' high school comedy, 'On My Block'

On Thursday, Netflix annoucned a new coming of age, 30-minute comedy series called On My Block. 

Co-created by Lauren Iungerich (Awkward) and Eddie Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft (All Eyez on Me), is a coming-of-age comedy about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high school set in the rough inner city.

The series, consisting of black and Latinx actors in what is most of their first major roles,  stars Diego Tinoco (Teen Wolf) as Cesar Diaz, Jason Genao (The Get DownLogan) as Ruby Martinez, Jessica Marie Garcia (Disney’s Liv and Maddie) as Jasmin, Sierra Capri as Monse Finnie and Brett Gray as Jamal Turner.

The first season will have ten episodes.

This is the second comedy of its kind for Netflix in 2018. A similar project Everything Sucks, starring The New Edition Story and Proud Mary‘s Jahi Winston is also set.

Shadow and Act is a website dedicated to cinema, television and web content of Africa and its global Diaspora. With daily news, interviews, in-depth investigations into the audiovisual industry, and more, Shadow and Act promotes content created by and about people of African descent throughout the world.

© 2023 Shadow & Act. All rights reserved.