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HBO Max Orders Kids And Family Series GORDITA CHRONICLES

Eva Longoria directed the pilot and will serve as executive producer for UnbeliEVAble Entertainment.  

HBO Max Orders Kids And Family Series GORDITA CHRONICLES

HBO Max has given a series order to GORDITA CHRONICLES from Sony Pictures Television starring Diana Maria Riva, Juan Javier Cardenas and Olivia Goncalves.

A family comedy about a willful, 12-year-old Dominican girl who struggles to fit into hedonistic 1980s Miami as her family pursues the American dream.

Eva Longoria directed the pilot and will serve as executive producer for UnbeliEVAble Entertainment.

Claudia Forestieri wrote the pilot and will serve as executive producer.

Josh Berman ("Drop Dead Diva," "CSI") executive produces alongside Jennifer Robinson and Chris KING of Osprey Productions. Brigitte Munoz-Liebowitz will executive produce and showrun for Bons Mots Emporium. Zoe Saldana, Mariel Saldana and Cisely Saldana are executive producers for Cinestar Pictures.

"We are thrilled to partner with Zoe, Eva, Josh and Sony Pictures Television to bring to life this beautiful coming-of-age story inspired by Claudia's personal journey," said Jennifer O'Connell, Executive Vice President, Non-Fiction and Live-Action Family Programming, HBO Max. "HBO Max is proud to work with the powerhouse Latinx talent in front of and behind the camera for this series, which we believe will resonate with all families," added Sarah Aubrey, Head of Original Content, HBO Max.

"From the minute we heard Claudia's childhood story, we knew it was not only incredibly funny, but emotionally poignant and an important story to tell," said Jason Clodfelter, Co-President, Sony Pictures Television Studios. "Cucu and the Castellis remind us of the iconic sitcom families we grew up watching, but none of those ever captured a Dominican family's experience of coming to America. This show changes all of that, and we are thrilled and grateful to dive back in and make a wonderful series for our friends at HBO Max."

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