Netflix dropped the trailer for its upcoming 10-episode dramatic comedy series “Gentefied” on Tuesday, showing three Mexican American cousins trying to save their family’s taco shop in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The series, which premieres Feb. 21, is produced by “Ugly Betty” star America Ferrera and “That ’70s Show” star Wilmer Valderrama, both of whom will also guest star. Ferrera also directs two episodes along with co-creator Marvin Lemus, Marta Cunningham, Agora Guerra and Andrew Ahn.
“Gentefied” was created by two first-generation Chicano writers, Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez, and was adapted from their 2017 Sundance film of the same name.
Here is Netflix’s description of the series:
In this badass bilingual series about family, community, brown love, and the displacement that disrupts it all, three Mexican-American cousins struggle to chase the American Dream, even while that same dream threatens the things they hold most dear: their neighborhood, their immigrant grandfather, and the family taco shop. Set in a rapidly changing Los Angeles, the Spanglish dramedy will navigate important themes like identity, class, and balancing insta-fame with translating memes for their parents. But most importantly, ‘Gentefied’ will settle once and for all how to pronounce Latinx. A love letter to the Latinx and Boyle Heights communities, creators Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez hope Gentefied will let their little cousins rocking adidas, hoops, and big dreams see themselves on the big screen in ways they only dreamed of growing up.
“Gentefied” is a Netflix production. It stars Joaquín Cosío, Karrie Martin, JJ Soria and Carlos Santos. Monica Macer serves as showrunner and executive producer. Charles D. King and Kim Roth of MACRO produce along with Ferrera of Take Fountain, Teri Weinberg of Yellow Brick Road and Aaliyah Williams.
“Gentefied” premieres Feb. 21 on Netflix.