Amazon Orders Hispanic TV Comedy Pilot From ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’ Director

The project from Catalina Aguilar Mastretta and Jax Media is a bilingual series set in Los Angeles

Catalina Aguilar Mastretta
Antonio Cruz

Amazon has ordered a pilot for a bilingual scripted show from “Everybody Loves Somebody” director Catalina Aguilar Mastretta.

The untitled comedy project is, per Amazon’s description, a bilingual (Spanish) romantic comedy about family – the one you choose and the one you’re born into, set in Los Angeles. Sara has been the matriarch of her chosen family since her parents moved back to Mexico City in her late teens. She and her diverse group of friends and family attempt to master their careers and romantic entanglements while living together in Sara’s Hollywood Hills compound. Now, Sara’s mother, Ines, is moving back in and shedding a new light on the life Sara built for herself, pushing everyone towards a late-in-life coming of age.

Lorenza Izzo (“Life Itself,” “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” “The House with a Clock in its Walls”) will play Sara, “a self-described Mexican American Jew who works as a professional photographer” per Amazon. The project also stars Georgie Flores, Giancarlo Vidrio, Ben O’Toole, Sarah Ramos and Patricia Bernal.

The half-hour comedy is produced by Amazon Studios and Jax Media, the company behind “Search Party,” “Broad City,” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Younger.” Mastretta will executive produce with Jax Media’s Tony Hernandez and Brooke Posch, with Liz Cohen on as a producer.

Earlier this year, Amazon partnered with MediaPro and Spanish soccer league La Liga for “Six Dreams,” a docuseries that was its first Spanish-language series of any kind. This would be the company’s first scripted TV project aimed at the Hispanic market if picked up.