Netflix’s original series One Day at a Time announced today it’s been picked up for a third season. The show was granted its usual 13 episodes and will return in 2019.
Creator of the series, Gloria Calderon-Kellett took to twitter to publish the news:
Got a great call this morning! @OneDayAtATime HAS BEEN PICKED UP FOR SEASON THREE! Thank you to all of the wonderful & supportive fans. This is because of you! I am so grateful to you all! We can’t wait to keep making this show for you! https://t.co/3tYhNZI4ea
— Gloria Calderón Kellett (@everythingloria) March 26, 2018
— ODAAT Writers (@ODAATwriters) March 27, 2018
Speculation of the show’s cancellation started early this year after season 2 premiered on Netflix January 26. Fans were worried the sitcom could’ve ended because Calderon-Kellett tweeted asking everyone for a “huge favor.” She pleaded fans to support her and the show by watching at least 4 episodes during the days to follow. She went on to say that “Netflix decides what gets picked up based on views.”
Well apparently #odaat fans came through and made the season renewal happen! Rumors have already started stating the show will air January of next year as the other seasons have all premiered in January as well.
The show is a spinoff of Norman Lear’s 1980s series with the same name. But this reboot has some major differences from Lear’s. The revived show features a latino family and has Justina Machado (Penelope) as the lead playing a military veteran with PTSD who is a single mom raising her 2 children with the help of her mother, who is played by Rita Moreno.
Moreno is a fan favorite for sure. Her character in the series is eclectic and vivacious and makes us all relate to our own mothers in many ways. She is heavily praised by media and fans for her wonderful performance in the sitcom.
Moreno’s Lydia is a marvel of comedic timing and dramatic flair, and she walks away with every scene she’s in.- Kathryn VanArendonk, fan
One Day at a Time showcases real problems Latinos face on a daily basis. It’s been stylistically compared to the successful comedy sitcom Black-ish. It’s been awarded the Impact Award for Outstanding Comedy Series by the The National Hispanic Media Coalition and took home a few trophies at the Imagen Foundation Awards for:
|Best Actress – Television|
|Best Supporting Actress – Television|
|Best Primetime Television Program – Comedy|
From Elena’s (played by Isabella Gomez) ongoing teen activism to Penelope’s struggles with PTSD to situations that are not often brought up in Latino households, fans say this show has it all.
You can stream season 1 and 2 on Netflix right now and jump on the #odaat bandwagon!
Steam now: www.netflix.com/onedayatatime