We need some affirmation. The news is horrifying, our government’s response is lacking, and things seem like they’re going to keep getting worse before they get better. TV can be an escape but it can also be frustrating when you feel like you’ve seen everything that speaks to you. I mean, how many times can you watch Jane the Virgin?
That’s why we put together this list of Latinx shows coming out this year. It’s just different when the characters speak your language (I’m talking Spanglish here). When they eat the food your family eats, when they look like you and your crew. Historically, Latinas may be the least represented when it comes to our numbers in the population but, there are talented people working to change that statistic. And before COVID, it seemed like we were finally making progress. On Netflix, we have Gentefied and On My Block. We’ve taken over Charmed and Roswell. And you can’t hold us back by canceling One Day At a Time or giving mixed reviews to Briarpatch.
So here’s a primer on the Latinx shows coming out this year, what’s available to stream now, what’s still being released, and what’s likely delayed. Don’t worry, global pandemic or not, there’s still plenty of the Latinx excellence coming to your TV!