Latinxs in entertainment haven’t been having a lot of luck or love from the industry lately. With the cancellation of the hit HBO Max show Gordita Chronicles, executive produced by Eva Longoria and Zoe Saldaña, and the shelving of Warner Bros.’s Batgirl starring Leslie Grace, it’s welcome news to hear that a Latinx series is being supported by its network. The second season of Los Espookys, a dark comedy series featuring a predominantly Latinx cast, was recently confirmed to be released after a three-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Season 2, which will have six episodes, is set to release on September 16 on HBO Max. A trailer was also shared with fans, which shows Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco) being haunted by the ghost of a beauty pageant queen who was murdered, while the rest of the gang has problems of their own.
Fellow cast member, creator, writer, and showrunner Ana Fabrega took to Instagram to share the trailer and news, saying, “Season 2 of Los Espookys comes out September 16 🦇 Tbh I think it’s much better than S1 🥲I’m so happy it’s finally coming out…3 years after S1 🤣.”
Originally created in 2019 by Julio Torres (Saturday Night Live), Fred Armisen (Portlandia, The Dictator) and Fabrega, Los Espookys follows a group of friends who, capitalizing on their love of horror, start a business where they stage scenarios straight out of horror films and trick customers into thinking it’s real. In addition to Velasco Torres, Armisen, and Fabrega, the show also stars Cassandra Ciangherotti (Opus Zero, The Good Girls), José Pablo Minor (La mujer del diablo, Cuna de lobos), and Carol Kane (The Princess Bridge, The Dead Don’t Die).
Similar to last season, a star-studded line-up of guest stars is slated to appear including Italian actress Isabella Rosellini (Joy, Incredibles 2), German singer-songwriter Kim Petras, and Mexican Indigenous actress and Oscar nominee Yalitza Aparicio (Roma).
Since Season 1, the show has received critical acclaim for its odd but hilarious gags, authentic portrayals of the Latinx experience, and bilingual English-Spanish dialogue that still feels radical to watch in 2022. Upon the release of the first season, it received a 100 percent approval score on Rotten Tomatoes. It’s no doubt going to garner further praise with the release of the second season, which drops just in time for fall! We’re excited to see our old friends back together and returning to our screens. We need more Latinxs in entertainment, now more than ever.
Season 2 of Los Espookys will be available to stream on HBO and HBO Max on Friday, September 16.