It’s been two years since beloved collection Vida was cancelled and creator Tanya Saracho is again now with a brand new collection on Starz revolving round difficult relationships. Lovesong follows two Mexican American childhood mates residing in London as they grow to be entangled in a torturous love triangle with the identical charming singer-songwriter — a love story born out of betrayal and paid for with the price of friendship. The collection embarks on a cinematic contemplation of affection, intercourse, identification, function, and the worth of happiness. It’s rooted within the music scene in East London and it’s born out of Saracho’s real-life expertise visiting London.
“This story could be very a lot a baby of the pandemic, born from these occasions after we had been craving for love tales to assuage the soul and light-weight the best way via the darkish occasions,” Saracho stated in an announcement. “That is additionally when the sunshine of Johnny Flynn’s music discovered me and lit the best way into the story. Whereas I spent 5 months in London, Johnny was beneficiant sufficient to steer me via his lived expertise of the East London music scene, which now contains the world of Lovesong. It’s fantastic to be coming residence to Starz to conceive of my new story of affection, a spot that really nurtured and supported me whereas I crafted the love story of the 2 Hernandez sisters in ‘Vida,’ and I couldn’t be happier to return to deliver this new narrative to life.”
British actor, musician, and singer-songwriter Johnny Flynn, 39, will function composer and government producer together with Saracho and co-executive producer Christine Dávila below Ojalá Productions. Saracho was praised for assembling an all-Latinx writers’ room who had been largely girls and half recognized as queer. She’s continued to amplify Latinx tales via the event of the Ojalá Ignition Lab in the summertime of 2021 offering entry to business skilled and workshops to permit Latine writers to work on a tv pilot script from begin to end.
The announcement got here forward of Starz’ inaugural #TakeTheLead summit that occurred Could 19 the place she participated within the “Energy of Allyship” panel in regards to the significance of illustration. “There’s a hazard to not seeing your self represented … it could possibly quantity to erasure,” she stated in the course of the summit. “We’re nearly 19 p.c of this nation but we’re lower than three p.c of the narratives on TV. We take up not quite a lot of house within the media… it impacts notion, it impacts laws.”
The half-hour drama is presently in growth and can air on STARZ.