“Gordita Chronicles” Showrunner Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz Extends General Deal With Sony Photos TV

Brigitte Muñoz-Liebowitz is having an awesome summer time. The “Gordita Chronicles” showrunner has simply renewed her take care of Sony Photos TV, a multi-year pact which is able to see her proceed to develop scripted comedy collection throughout cable and streaming, the identical week that her new present premieres. Deadline broke the information.

“Gordita Chronicles” charts the story of a household that strikes to Miami from the Dominican Republic within the Nineteen Eighties, as recalled by daughter Carlota ‘Cucu’ Castelli when she’s a journalist grownup (voiced by an unseen Dascha Polanco, “Orange is the New Black”). Eva Longoria directed the pilot and exec produces the comedy.

Whereas Claudia Forestieri created the HBO Max comedy collection, Muñoz-Liebowitz — the daughter of a Colombian immigrant mom and a New York Jew father — noticed parallels between the story and her personal life. “I used to be one of many brownest individuals in my class and the one particular person with two Zs and a tilde of their identify, and I had very a lot a sense of being the weirdo outsider,” she mentioned. “A whole lot of the issues I actually linked to after I learn the unique script had been these emotions, and I additionally actually noticed my circle of relatives within the story of the Castellis and ‘Gordita Chronicles,’ so lots of the tales my mother had advised me about when she got here to america had been a number of the identical precise tales within the present.”

Working her method up from script coordinator on CBS’ “Particular person of Curiosity,” to a writers assistant, to her personal writing gigs on the likes of “Diary of a Future President” and “One Day At a Time,” Muñoz-Liebowitz was promoted to co-executive producer on exhibits together with the latter two and “Love Life.” She caught the eye of Sony TV whereas engaged on the Emmy award-winning “One Day At a Time,” signing her first total take care of them in 2020.

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“[Muñoz-Liebowitz] did an unbelievable job operating the wonderful first season of ‘Gordita Chronicles’ for HBO Max, the place she helped construct a really sturdy room of numerous writers and supported creator Claudia Forestieri’s nice imaginative and prescient. We’re past excited to have Brigitte inform her tales and proceed our fantastic relationship collectively,” mentioned Glenn Adilman, EVP Comedy Improvement, Sony Photos TV.

Muñoz-Liebowitz already has a number of initiatives within the works, together with “Birthright,” the story of a Latinx girl who converts to Judaism for her fiancé then will get dumped.

“Gordita Chronicles” is now streaming on HBO Max.



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