Vida season 2: Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything else about the trailblazing Starz series

Season 2 of Vida will be a worthy binge-watch as the entire 10-episode run will premiere on the Starz app, Starz On-Demand and StarzPlay on May 23


                            Vida season 2:  Release date, plot, cast, trailer, news and everything else about the trailblazing Starz series

The good news of 'Vida' getting renewed for season 2 dropped last June and expectations over Starz's beloved show is soaring as the "Desmadre" returns.

Given the buzz the Starz series created, especially among the Latinx community, the highly-anticipated second season is going to be even more explosive, thanks to the baffling cliffhangers which by default called for a season 2.

While a lot of questions await answers in the new season, the show will continue to tackle social issues affecting Latinx communities, such as LGBTQ issues, gentrification, racial prejudice, and discrimination.

The impact of the show was noted as Hispanic-household viewing of 'Vida' nearly tripled since its premiere on May 6, 2018, growing by 171 percent to earn the series the largest Hispanic audience composition for premium series in 2018.

Vida season 2 poster (Starz)
Vida season 2 poster (Starz)

 

Release date

The second season of 'Vida' will premiere on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Its linear premiere is on STARZ on Sunday, May 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, airing each episode week-to-week.

Plot

The official synopsis reads, "In the second season of 'Vida,' Lyn and Emma begin the monumental task of rebuilding their mother's business while navigating financial constraints, competing developers, and the growing anti-gentrification movement. Lyn and Emma must contemplate the relationships in their lives, including their own, and are forced to dig deep to unearth what their mother’s legacy means to them."

Cast

(L-R) Ser Anzoategui, Melissa Barrera, Chelsea Rendon, Maria-Elena Laas, Carlos Miranda and Mishel Prada attend Starz 'Vida' Premiere at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
(L-R) Ser Anzoategui, Melissa Barrera, Chelsea Rendon, Maria-Elena Laas, Carlos Miranda and Mishel Prada attend Starz 'Vida' Premiere at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 on May 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

 

'Vida' 2 stars Melissa Barrera ('Club de Cuervos') as Lyn, Mishel Prada ('Fear the Walking Dead: Passage') as Emma, Ser Anzoategui ('East Los High') as Eddy, Chelsea Rendon ('Bright') as Marisol, Carlos Miranda ('The Bling Ring') as Johnny — and recently announced — Roberta Colindrez ('I Love Dick') as Nico. Raúl Castillo ('Looking') and Adrian Gonzalez ('Superstore') join as guest stars this season.

Director/Writer

Tanya Saracho attends the 2019 Winter TCA Tour - STARZ Red Carpet Event at 71Above on February 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Tanya Saracho attends the 2019 Winter TCA Tour - STARZ Red Carpet Event at 71Above on February 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

 

The series is a joint creation by Mexican-American actress, playwright and screenwriter Tanya Saracho and the starring cast of Melissa Barrera, Mishel Prada, Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda, Maria Elena, and Roberta Colindrez.

News

'Vida' has been nominated for GLAAD awards for 'Outstanding Comedy Series.'

Trailers

No official trailer has been out for season 2. Here's season 1 extended trailer for the time being.

Where to watch

All 10 half-hour episodes will be made available on the STARZ app and STARZ On-Demand in the US and Canada and on STARZ PLAY in the UK and Germany. In addition the full-season release will be made available on the STARZ app, STARZ On-Demand and STARZ PLAY.

Season 1 recap

The series revolves around two Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. The death of their mother, Vida, forces them to return to their old neighborhood, where they are confronted by the past and shocking truth about their mother's identity. 

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