Gordita Chronicles on HBO Max
With HBO Max and Discovery Network’s merger, the new streaming service is re-adjusting its business plan. One of the biggest merger casualties will be its fledgling family programming offerings, with today’s announcement of the cancellation of Gordita Chronicles.
Despite the 100 percent Rotten Tomatoes critic score, it proved no series is safe from the ax.
The comedy series is centered around Carlota “Cucu” Castelli, a 12-year-old immigrant from the Dominican Republic trying to adjust to her life in Miami during the 1980s. The coming-of-age series tackled many issues, including immigration, xenophobia, family, body image, cultural adjustment, and English-only demands.
Critics praised the series for its humorous outlook on these issues that are relevant today.
The series is loosely based on Claudia Forestieri’s childhood. Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz served as the showrunner for the series.
The series star newcomer Olivia Goncalves, along with Diana-Maria Riva, Juan Javier Cardenas, Savannah Nicole Ruiz, and Noah Rico.
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Despite its popularity and high praise, it didn’t have the legs to stay with HBO Max as it looked for an entirely different direction to take its streaming network.
A Twitter campaign already started with the hashtag #savegorditachronicles with many Latino journalists and influencers. With HBO Max going in a different direction, many industry insiders believe it may be better served elsewhere on a different network or streaming service. It would be difficult for another streaming service to pass up a well-written Latino comedy series. Hear that? Netflix? Prime Video?
In the meantime, viewers can support the series by watching the first season of Gordita Chronicles on HBO Max.
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