'Gordita Chronicles' on HBO Max: Cast, date, plot and all the latest buzz about sitcom

The series tells the story of a Dominican family that leaves Santo Domingo for Miami in pursuit of the American Dream


                            'Gordita Chronicles' on HBO Max: Cast, date, plot and all the latest buzz about sitcom
A still from 'Gordita Chronicles' (HBO Max)
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HBO Max has always been on top of its game in giving us action, drama, and everything we could ever want through its shows. Staying true to its standards, this time it is back again with a semi-autobiographical series called 'Gordita Chronicles'. 

The series by executive producer Claudia Forestieri tells the story of a Dominican family that leaves Santo Domingo for Miami in pursuit of the American Dream. 'Gordita Chronicles' season 1 delivers a nice option for streamers looking for a change of pace. The sitcom offers a throwback look at a Dominican-American family trying their best to achieve the American dream in Miami, Florida. 

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When does 'Gordita Chronicles' release and where can you watch it?

All ten episodes of the semi-autobiographical sitcom releases on Thursday, June 23 exclusively on HBO Max. To date, there has been no official announcement as to when the series will make its debut in the UK. The show is an HBO Max Original series and can only be viewed in the US with a subscription to the streaming service.

What is ‘Gordita Chronicles’ all about?

The new series is quite different from reality competitions, top-of-the-game actions and thrillers for the summer as  'Gordita Chronicles' delivers a nice option for streamers looking for a change of pace.

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The series will keep you hooked and laughing in your seats. The series is set in 1985 Miami, and follows the Castelli family as they try to build a new life after migrating from Santa Domingo.

The original synopsis reads, “After immigrating from their home in the Dominican Republic, 12-year-old Cucu Castelli and her eccentric family must discover and define their version of the “American Dream” in 1980s Miami. Cucu meets head-on the challenges of being an immigrant in a strange new world with humor, bravado and some really bad choices.” 

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Who stars in the HBO Max series?

The cast of the show includes Juan Javier Cardenas, Diana Maria Riva, Savannah Nicole Ruiz, Olivia Goncalves, Noah Rico, Cosette Hauer, Dascha Polanco, Patrick Fabian, Loni Love. 

Juan Javier Cardenas

The Florida boy earned a bachelor’s degree in theater from the University of Florida. Acting is what Juan has focused much of his life on, but he's aslo a talented musician. Juan is also into martial arts and is trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in which he holds a blue belt.

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The actor's debut in television was in 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit'. He traces his roots trace back to Puerto Rico and Cuba. Apart from English, he is also fluent in Spanish although it doesn’t appear that he has ever acted in Spanish. The Florida actor is happily married to a woman named Mishka and the two have been together for a few years now.

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What's the latest news about ‘Gordita Chronicles’?

The creative directors and the whole team behind the show have aimed to bring about some change to the small screen. With the pressure of telling such an intensely personal story, Forestieri explained why she believes 'Gordita Chronicles' is a tale that should be heard at Variety‘s Changemakers Summit. “I was like, ‘I want to write a script to explain to people all my neuroses,'” she said. “During 2016, when Donald Trump was running for president, he said a lot of very offensive things about immigrants. I wanted to tell a story about all the immigrants that I grew up around in Miami that loved this country and were just trying to improve the nation, and then make better lives for themselves,” she added.

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Who are the creators?

Gordita Chronicles has been fast-tracked at HBO Max. The project spent the bulk of 2020 in development and was ordered to pilot in March. Brigitte Munoz-Liebowitz executive produces alongside writer Claudia Forestieri, Longoria, Saldana, Josh Berman, Jennifer Robinson, Chris King, Mariel Saldana and Cisely Saldana. Executive producer of the series is Eva Longoria.

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