Last week Netflix Gentefied hosted Taste of the BLVD at BLVD MRKT in Montebello, CA in celebration of the season premiere on November 10. The cast was in attendance and talked with MUSE TV about the latest season of the show.
Netflix’s half-hour dramedy Gentefied returns for its second season in a more raw and poetic form, while still cracking jokes about culo-nary experiences. This season, the Morales cousins fight alongside Pop on his arduous battle to stay in the country, all while dealing with new love, new babies, estranged fathers, and of course, tracking down Bad Bunny at a Halloween party.
They’ll fight to thrive, but along the way will question where they truly belong in a world made up of borders, family separation, and the potential loss of their beloved taco shop, Mama Fina’s. Because what’s life without free tacos?
The love letter creators Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chávez wrote to the Latinx and Boyle Heights communities in season one continues to unfold in a season that explores the toll of family separation, Brown love and joy in the face of adversity, fathers and fatherhood, the pursuit of the American Dream, and love that crosses borders and time.
But they ask that you please cover your abuela’s eyes when things get steamy and throw in a little side of “sana sana colita de rana” when Gentefied’s characters break their hearts.
Gentefied is a Netflix production starring Joaquín Cosío, JJ Soria, Karrie Martin Lachney, and Carlos Santos and executive produced by Marvin Lemus, Linda Yvette Chávez, Charles D. King, Marta Fernandez of MACRO, America Ferrera of Take Fountain, Aaliyah Williams, Kim Roth, and Teri Weinberg of Yellow Brick Road.
BLVD MRKT, founded by Barney Santos and Evelyn Santos, hosted the event in Montebello. The artisan food hall interested in bringing to market creative and innovative culinary experiences that help build community in Montebello.
Their mission is to promote community and economic development through entrepreneurship while helping aspiring restaurateurs of color overcome barriers to becoming successful restaurant owners with their first of its kind incubator program.
Netflix Gentefied season two premieres on Wednesday, November 10. You can see more interview from that evening at the MUSE TV YouTube Channel.