Should you’re an “On My Block” fan and thought the present’s fourth and closing season was the final you’d see of the California city that the coming-of-age sequence is about in, we now have excellent news: Netflix’s straight-to-series spinoff, based mostly on “On My Block,” “Freeridge” is lastly on its manner — and we now have all the main points.
“By means of the lens of this new group of associates, we’ll see Freeridge as we all know it and in addition discover a Freeridge we’ve not seen earlier than.”
On Dec. 16, the streamer revealed that the forthcoming dramedy will formally premiere in February 2023, that includes a forged stuffed with contemporary faces to fill the void “On My Block” quartet Monsé (Sierra Capri), Ruby (Jason Genao), Jamal (Brett Grey), and Cesar (Diego Tinoco) left behind. Though the spinoff is known as after the fictional city “On My Block” befell in, “Freeridge” explores an unseen facet of the inner-city neighborhood with our new core 4 — Gloria (Keyla Monterroso Mejia), Ines (Bryana Salaz), Cam (Tenzing Norgay Trainor), and Demi (Ciara Riley Wilson). The present’s story will focus on a brand new group of associates who, in keeping with the present’s description, have “unleashed a curse bringing darkish misfortune into their lives.”
“Followers ought to know that the brand new core 4 of Freeridge do not step into the sneakers of our authentic crew,” “Freeridge” cocreator and showrunner Lauren Iungerich advised Netflix’s Tudum. “They step into their very own sneakers, proper alongside the legacy of the children who got here earlier than them. By means of the lens of this new group of associates, we’ll see Freeridge as we all know it and in addition discover a Freeridge we’ve not seen earlier than. The place ‘On My Block’ was pushed by the boys, ‘Freeridge’ is being pushed by the women.”
Coming over from the unique “On My Block” staff are cocreators Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft. Alongside that staff are “On My Block” writers Jamie Uyeshiro and Jamie Dooner. Iungerich serves as showrunner of the brand new sequence whereas Gonzalez, Haft, Uyeshiro, and Dooner are all govt producers.
“On My Block” adopted Monsé, Jamal, Ruby, and Cesar as they navigated friendship and teenage rising pains of their South Central Los Angeles neighborhood and highschool. The only-cam present touched on deeper themes like race dynamics, dying, violence, and PTSD all through its 4 seasons.
Though it hasn’t been confirmed, “Freeridge” can also deal with comparable matters and storylines ought to the spinoff comply with in its predecessor’s footsteps. With a very good portion of the unique minds behind “On My Block” on the helm of this new present, it is evident that the tone and comedy will stay the identical in “Freeridge.” However one factor’s for positive, Netflix guarantees that the spinoff will comply with yet one more “unforgettable journey available.”
Learn forward for every thing we find out about “Freeridge” to this point.
— Extra reporting by Njera Perkins
“Freeridge” Season 1 Forged
Along with Mejia, Salaz, Trainor, and Wilson,” “Freeridge” additionally stars “On My Block” alums Paula Garcés, Eric Gutierrez, Eme Ikwuakor, and Raushanah Simmons, who’re reprising their respective roles. Peggy Blow, greatest identified for taking part in Abuelita in “On My Block” (who died in season 4), additionally joins the spinoff in a brand new sequence common position, although it is unclear what it entails. Although “Freeridge” takes place within the “On My Block” universe, it is unclear if any of the unique core 4 will make an look on the present sooner or later.
“Freeridge” Season 1 Launch Date
The spinoff premieres on Netflix on Feb. 2, 2023.
“Freeridge” Season 1 First-Look Pictures