Selena: The Series co-producer Claudia Forestieri is heading to HBO Max with a new pilot, Gordita Chronicles.
According to Deadline, The family comedy is inspired by Forestieri’s real life and follows centers on Carlota “Cucu” Castelli (newcomer Olivia Goncalves), who is described as a 12-year-old Dominican immigrant with a heart of gold. Cucu leaves her home and her parochial school in Santo Domingo to live in Miami and pursue the American Dream during the hedonistic 1980s after her father, a marketing executive with a large airline, gets transferred there. Cucu meets head-on the challenges of being an immigrant in a strange new world with humor, bravado and some really bad choices. Savannah Nicole Ruiz, Noah Rico and Cosette Hauer will also star.
HBO Max has picked up Gordita Chronicles to series will come from Josh Berman’s Osprey Productions, Zoe Saldana’s Cinestar Pictures and Sony Pictures TV. The series will be written and executive produced by Forestieri and directed by Eva Longoria. Diana Maria Riva and Juan Javier Cardenas also star.
Brigitte Munoz Liebowitz serves as executive producer and showrunner. Berman, Chris King and Jennifer Robinson executive produce for Osprey Productions. Longoria executive produces via her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment. Saldana, Mariel Saldana and Cisely Saldana executive produce for Cinestar Pictures. Sony Pictures TV is the studio.