'Gentefied': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Latinx show on Netflix

'Gentefied': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the Latinx show on Netflix
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How do you save a Mexican restaurant from gentrification? Perhaps a new approach, a brand new set of ingredients that will add more zest to the restaurant's experimental taste. Why? Because people love discovering new things, don't they? 

How do you save a family-run restaurant that has welcomed patrons for generations but finds itself under threat as their neighborhood becomes more gentrified?

Netflix's upcoming Spanglish series 'Gentefied' might have the answers. Created by two Chicano first-gen writers, 'Gentefied' is a half-hour dramatic comedy adapted from the 2017 Sundance digital darling of the same name. Here is everything you need to know about the show:

America Ferrera in 'Gentefied' (Kevin Estrada/ Netflix)

Release date

'Gentefied' releases on Netflix on February 21, 2020, on Netflix. 



According to the official synopsis of the show: "In this badass bilingual series about family, community, brown love, and the displacement that disrupts it all, three Mexican-American cousins struggle to chase the American Dream, even while that same dream threatens the things they hold most dear: their neighborhood, their immigrant grandfather, and the family taco shop."

"Set in a rapidly changing Los Angeles, the Spanglish dramedy will navigate important themes like identity, class, and balancing Insta-fame with translating memes for their parents. But most importantly, 'Gentefied' will settle once and for all how to pronounce Latinx," it adds.

A still from 'Gentefied' on Netflix starring Joseph Julian Soria, Joaquin Cosio, and Carlos Santos (Kevin Estrada/ Netflix)


Karrie Martin

Karrie Martin attends the 3rd Annual MACRO Pre-Oscar Party on February 06, 2020, in West Hollywood, California (Getty Images)


Karrie Martin is known for her work on 'Bad Boys for Life', 'Dolemite Is My Name' and 'Creed II'. She plays the role of Ana Morales on 'Gentefied'.

Joseph Julian Soria

Actor Joseph Julian Soria arrives at the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" at the El Capitan Theatre on August 6, 2012 in Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

Joseph is known for his role of Private First Class Hector Cruz on 'Army Wives' and for his role of Pete Ramos in 'The Oath'.  He plays the role of Erik on the Netflix show.

Joaquin Cosio

Joaquin Cosio poses during Netflix Narcos Cocktail Party at Four Seasons Hotel on October 30, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico (Getty Images)

Cosio is known for his role as Don Beto in 'Narcos: Mexico', General Medrano, one of the main villains in the James Bond film 'Quantum of Solace'. He plays Pop in the show.


The series also stars Carlos Santos as Chris, Julissa Calderon as Yessika Flores, Felipe Esparza as Crazy Dave and Alejandro Patiño. 


The series is created by Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez, who also serve as executive producers alongside Monica Macer, Aaliyah Williams, America Ferrera (best known for 'Ugly Betty'), Charles D. King, Kim Roth and Teri Weinberg. 




"The Morales primos love their culture, community, and family. But what happens when you have to choose between them?" prompts Netflix's upcoming comedy-drama web series titled 'Gentefied'.

A peppy, fun, heartwarming trailer offers a glimpse into the lives of three Mexican-American cousins and their struggle to keep their family taco shop, started by their immigrant grandfather, from dying out. As they try saving the restaurants with new techniques and ideas, will they succeed?


Where to watch

All episodes of 'Gentefied' will be available on Netflix on February 21, 2020. 

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