It’s been practically two years since “Vida” took its ultimate bow at Starz, and now there’s phrase that the community and collection creator Tanya Saracho are becoming a member of forces on a brand new challenge. In keeping with Deadline, Saracho is growing half-hour drama “Lovesong,” the story of two Mexican-American pals residing in London who’re each drawn to the identical singer-songwriter.
“A love story born out of betrayal and paid for with the price of friendship,” the supply describes “Lovesong.” “Steeped within the East London music scene, the collection embarks on a cinematic contemplation of affection, intercourse, identification, function, and the worth of happiness.”
Underneath her take care of UCP, Saracho will exec produce the challenge by way of her firm, Ojalá Productions. Ojalá’s Christine Dávila will co-exec produce, and actor-musician Johnny Flynn (“Emma.”) will function composer and co-EP. UCP and Lionsgate Tv are the producers.
“This story could be very a lot a toddler of the pandemic, born from these instances once we had been craving for love tales to assuage the soul and light-weight the best way by means of the darkish instances. That is additionally when the sunshine of Johnny Flynn’s music discovered me and lit the best way into the story. Whereas I spent 5 months in London, Johnny was beneficiant sufficient to guide me by means of his lived expertise of the East London music scene, which now contains the world of ‘Lovesong,’” Saracho defined. “It’s great to be coming residence to Starz to conceive of my new story of affection, a spot that really nurtured and supported me whereas I crafted the love story of the 2 Hernandez sisters in ‘Vida,’ and I couldn’t be happier to return to deliver this new narrative to life.”
The “Lovesong” announcement was made forward of Starz’s first #TakeTheLead summit on Might 19, which is a part of the community’s general dedication to telling inclusive tales. Saracho will focus on the necessity for illustration on the summit’s “Energy of Allyship” panel.
“We’re past thrilled to companion with Tanya to deliver her daring and tantalizing love story to life,” stated Kathryn Busby, Starz’s President of Unique Programming. “All through her profession and from ‘Vida’ to ‘Lovesong’ on Starz, her dedication to Latine illustration embodies the spirit of #TakeTheLead.”
Final fall, Saracho was honored with the Norman Lear writing prize on the Imagen Awards. She additionally took residence the Finest Director – Tv award for her work on “Vida,” which adopted two sisters attempting to revitalize their late mom’s struggling bar in gentrifying Boyle Heights for 3 seasons. The Starz collection featured all-Latine writers and administrators all through its run, with Seasons 2 and three helmed fully by Latina administrators and Season 3 penned solely by Latina writers. Saracho made her directorial debut on the Season 2 finale, and went on to helm three episodes of the ultimate season, together with the collection finale.
“Learn how to Get Away with Homicide” and “Wanting” are amongst Saracho’s different TV writing credit. Additionally a playwright, her productions embody “Fade,” “Hushabye,” and “Mala Hierba.”