Promised Land | Christina Ochoa Tells Us About The Drama Filled Multi-Generation Latinx Series [Exclusive Interview]

PROMISED LAND – “A Place Called Heritage” – Alliances and loyalties are tested as Joe Sandoval assesses the future of his family-run Sonoma Valley wine business. Just a few hundred miles south but a world away, Carlos Rincón and sisters Juana and Rosa Sánchez cross the U.S. border from Mexico in search of a better life on the series premiere of “Promised Land,” airing MONDAY, JAN. 24 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (ABC/Danny Delgado) CHRISTINA OCHOA

ABC’s Promised Land debuts tonight on ABC. In television and film, we are always looking for representation in the Latinx community. Promised Land gives us a look at the lives of one particular family from a multi-generational view. From the moment that a group crosses over to the United States all the way to the moment where a now successful immigrant looks down on his own. In between that journey, a lot happens, including building a career and a family. With a new generation born, perspectives will obviously be different from their parents who had to risk everything to come to the United States. How do these different views of the world co-exist? How does that affect a family who at the time seems to have everything? Also, what happens when that status is threatened?

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Promised Land includes a variety of characters that will allow us to explore the questions above. The way that they are all connected is a somewhat complicated family tree that is not so different from real-life families. For a proper setting, this series takes place in California’s Sonoma Valley. If you are familiar with the area you know how rich with vineyards this area is. A perfect setting as it is a lot of migrant workers that do a lot of the work tending to the grapes in the region that then are turned into some of the fabulous wine that we all love.



To get us ready for ABC’s Promised Land, LRM Online‘s Emmanuel Gomez spoke with Christina Ochoa. She is one of the series regulars that plays, Veronica Sandoval. The daughter of a wealthy vineyard owner that may be ready to step aside. Being that she is very intelligent and has grown up in the industry, Veronica believes that she is ready to take on that responsibility. Being that she is a Spanish actress she shares with us her experience in learning about the wine culture as well as the migrant experience. She shares with us some of her thoughts on her character and the direction of the series. It’s a great conversation that you can check out down below!

Here is the synopsis for ABC’s Promised Land

“Promised Land” is an epic, generation-spanning drama about two Latinx families vying for wealth and power in California’s Sonoma Valley.

The series will star John Ortiz as Joe Sandoval, Cecilia Suárez as Lettie Sandoval, Augusto Aguilera as Mateo, Christina Ochoa as Veronica Sandoval, Mariel Molino as Carmen Sandoval, Tonatiuh as Antonio Sandoval, Andres Velez as Carlos, Katya Martín as Juana and Rolando Chusan as Billy and Bellamy Young as Margaret Honeycroft.

“Promised Land” is written and executive produced by Matt Lopez. Adam Kolbrenner and Maggie Malina also serve as executive producers. Executive producer Michael Cuesta will also direct. The series is produced by ABC Signature, a part of Disney Television Studios.

Promised Land SERIES PREMIERE: Monday, Jan. 24th at 10:01pm ET on ABC

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