Vida, from out creator Tanya Saracho, is in a class of its own in terms of representation for queer Latinx people on-screen and behind the camera, and its second-season trailer just dropped.
Based in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, the series tackles gentrification as two sisters, the fastidious Emma (Michel Prada), who is queer, and the free-spirited and self-centered Lyn (Melissa Barrera), return to their mother’s home after her death to mourn her and to handle her affairs. Specifically, they must decide what to do with the money pit of an apartment building and bar their mother, Vida, owned. In the process, they discover that Vida had a secret life of her own and was married to Eddy, a woman (played by nonbinary actor Ser Anzoategui).
Not only does the fresh and deeply funny Vida feature actors who are LGBTQ, but the show’s writers and crew also consist overwhelmingly of people of color, queer people, and women. The first-season finale saw the oft-feuding siblings Lyn and Emma come together in contemplation about their future, which includes what to do with their mother’s bar. Judging from the trailer, the sisters work to make the run-down bar a gathering place and a “safe space" for the community. Roberta Colindrez of I Love Dick and Fun Home fame joins the cast this season as a bartender at Vida bar.
Vida season 2 is available on the Starz app beginning May 23 and will air linearly on Starz beginning May 26.
Watch the season 2 trailer below.