Latinx representation on TV is still lacking but this year there are some new series to help fill that gaping void. When Netflix canceled its original series One Day at a Time, centered around a Cuban family in Los Angeles, Latinx twitter quickly protested the move and it looks like they’re now trying to make amends.
Three of the five shows on this list are Netflix originals including Mr. Iglesias starring comedian Gabriel Iglesias, which premiered this summer and they’re set to premiere The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia at some point next year. This list features five news Latinx series to check out ranging from drama to animated to comedy so there’s a genre for everyone.
At a time when Latinx TV show creators are struggling to even get a series made — of the roughly 34 pilots that weren’t picked in 2018, almost half featured Latinx lead characters or storylines — it’s important to highlight what is available to ensure they don’t meet the same untimely demise as ODAAT.