YouTube Red continues to bolster its lineup of shows, partnering with Latino-influenced digital media company mitú to create “Long Distance,” a multicultural rom-com debuting on its platform today.
The series centers on LA-based social media manager Gaby Márquez (Chachi Gonzales) and her Chicago-based boyfriend Chris Murphy (Cayden Boyd) as they try to, you guessed it, make their long distance relationship work. But 21st century pitfalls like social media, cross-cultural challenges and the presence of Gaby’s handsome new boss, Rafa (Josh Leyva) make it harder than expected.
In a year without a single Latino Emmy nominee, Mitú’s goal of creating youth-oriented content with a Latino flavor continues with “Long Distance,” where more than 40 percent of the show’s cast has Latino heritage.
“I am super proud to be a part of this show and love how mitú always represents Latinos in a positive and authentic way,”said Chachi Gonzales in a statement. “We come in every shape, size and color and have many of the same problems, interests and dreams that any other American millennial has. ‘Long Distance’ is a great example of this — a super fun romantic comedy that anyone can relate to, but it also has a few extra inside jokes for young Latinos that grew up in a household like mine.”
“Long Distance” is available today on YouTube Red, the site’s subscription service for original shows and movies. Check out the trailer below.