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    “Vida’s” Tanya Saracho Engaged on a New Present at Starz

    It’s been almost two years since “Vida” took its closing 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 line with Deadline, Saracho is growing half-hour drama “Lovesong,” the story of two Mexican-American associates dwelling 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, goal, and the worth of happiness.”

    Below her take care of UCP, Saracho will exec produce the challenge through 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 may be very a lot a toddler of the pandemic, born from these instances after we had been craving for love tales to assuage the soul and lightweight the way in which by means of the darkish instances. That is additionally when the sunshine of Johnny Flynn’s music discovered me and lit the way in which into the story. Whereas I spent 5 months in London, Johnny was beneficiant sufficient to steer me by means of his lived expertise of the East London music scene, which now contains the world of ‘Lovesong,’” Saracho defined. “It’s fantastic to be coming house to Starz to conceive of my new story of affection, a spot that actually 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 carry this new narrative to life.”

    The “Lovesong” announcement was made forward of Starz’s first #TakeTheLead summit on Could 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 associate with Tanya to carry her daring and tantalizing love story to life,” mentioned Kathryn Busby, Starz’s President of Authentic 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 house the Greatest Director – Tv award for her work on “Vida,” which adopted two sisters making an attempt 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 totally by Latina administrators and Season 3 penned completely 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.

    “Tips on how to Get Away with Homicide” and “Trying” are amongst Saracho’s different TV writing credit. Additionally a playwright, her productions embrace “Fade,” “Hushabye,” and “Mala Hierba.”

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