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Here’s the Top 24 Netflix Original Shows Created By Latinos

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We’re giving it up for Netflix, friends. Netflix Original productions feature so many Latinx stars, directors and screenwriters, ranging from Spanish-Language to English-scripted thrillers, crime dramas, documentaries, telenovelas, teen series, and reboots.

Carve out the next few weekends and ready yourself for mitú’s Top 23 Netflix Original Productions featuring Latinos.

1. “On My Block”

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Follow this quartet of smarty*pants friends who navigate life as Los Angeles high school students and try not to relate.

*streets and book

2. “One Day at a Time”

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This isn’t your mother’s “One Day at a Time.” This is full of pro-immigration, pro-love, pro-feminist power and with a 100 percent Latino cast to boot.

3. “The Day I Met El Chapo”

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We love Kate del Castillo. We Love crime stories. We love that this was made into a three part docu-series of her scandalous encounter with wanted drug lord El Chapo.

4. “Stranger Things”

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There’s nothing more strangely satisfying than binge-watching this Netflix Original thriller placed in a small Indiana town in 1983. Starring Spain-born Millie Bobby Brown, you’ll be thanking the stars there’s three seasons available to binge.

5. “You Get Me”

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Starring our favorite red-headed Latina, Bella Thorne, get yourself some elote to pair with this teen thriller. Spoiler: she cute but she cray.

6. “To the Bone”

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When Ellen, a 20-year old with anorexia nervosa, goes on a harrowing journey of self-discovery that leads her to a group home, she meets Rosa, played by Joanna Sanchez. This film raises much needed awareness about the deadliest mental illness in existence.

7. “Altered Carbon”

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Martha Higareda is a Mexican born actress, screenwriter, producer and a star in this Netflix Original action thriller where the rich are immortal and the poor are pawns in their game. Not too far off?

8. “Girls Incarcerated”

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At Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility in Indiana, you’ll meet the young (mostly Latino and Black) girls who struggle with the circumstances that brought them there. Watch them turn their lives around.

9. “#RealityHigh”

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Director Fernando Lebrija gives us all a shero we can root for. High school senior Dani Barnes is just about to reach her dream of getting into UC Davis, the world’s top veterinary school, until she’s drawn in by a new friend’s SoCal glamor.

10. “3%”

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Creator Pedro Aguilera made a show that is the definition of cutthroat. There are two sides: progress and devastation. You get a chance to make it to the “better side” but only 3 percent succeed. I’m stressed.

11. “Cable Girls”

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? Watch ? this ? show! Based in 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company casually manage romance, friendship and daily lives while they ring in the revolution.

12. “Club of Crows”

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Imagine you’re a brother-sister duo and you just inherited a soccer team. Ok, I get it. You can’t. Just watch this Spanish-language Netflix series instead. It’s got all the jajas.

Read: 23 Latinx Documentaries On Netflix to Elevate Your Weekend

13. “Daredevil”

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While Daredevil is blind, praise Rhianna we get to watch Rosario Dawson’s immaculate face shine on in the hit Netflix Daredevil series. She’s my superhero.

14. “Easy”

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This show offers 8 separate plots so that each episode tells a full story. S2:E1 features Puerto Rican Aubrey Plaza watch in disbelief as her neighbors become obsessed with an Amazon package thief. #GetALife

15. “Edha”

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Staring Juana Viale, check out a real life Netflix Original telenovela filled with revenge, passion and secretos. Best part: the protagonist is a single mom slaying as a fashion designer.

Read : 18 TV Shows About Real ‘All American’ Families That Aren’t ‘Roseanne’

16. “El Ministerio del Tiempo”

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It’s The Ministry of Magic meets Spain. Three officers from different eras in history work for a secret agency that guards Spain’s past from time-traveling intruders trying to manipulate history. I’m already hooked.

17. “Four Seasons in Havana”

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Watch detective Mario Conde, played by Jorge Perugorría, investigate Havana’s darkest, deadliest crimes. There will be lots of liquor in this one, guys.

18. “Juana Inés”

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Damn, Netflix made a Spanish-Language show about a powerful feminist nun, Juana Inés de la Cruz, who gets involved in a lesbian love affair in 17th-century Mexico. This is Handmaid’s Tale with less sobbing. Show your abuela.

19. “La Familia P. Luche”

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This might be more up your mom’s alley, but c. 2012 Spanish-Language sitcom “La Familia P. Luche” will make you laugh.

20. “Money Heist”

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This suspense thriller features eight thieves who take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain. Best part? The criminal masterminds are manipulating the police every step of the way.

21. “Morocco: Love in Times of War”

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Netflix at it again killing at Spanish-Language telenovelas. This one is based in 1921 and features nurse trainees from Madrid’s upper class at a hospital in Melilla, for Rif War soldiers. Watch these women fall in love and save lives while they’re at it.

22. “Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy”

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Mexican comedian Cristela Alonzo skewers Latino stereotypes in this standup and we’re here for every second of it. Especially the stories about her tough loving madre. #same

23. “Surviving Escobar”

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This is the story about Pablo Escobar’s No. 1 hitman and his quest to stay alive and gain respect in the prison hierarchy while the Medellín Cartel crumbles.

24. “The Fundamentals of Caring”

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Selena Gomez is in this film. ‘Nuff said. After Paul Rudd’s character decides to become a teen’s caregiver, they offer stranded teen (Selena Gomez) a ride and everything changes. You’ve got time for this.

Producers Finally Confirmed The Fate Of ‘Luis Miguel, La Serie’ But Will Hardcore Fans Be Happy

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Producers Finally Confirmed The Fate Of ‘Luis Miguel, La Serie’ But Will Hardcore Fans Be Happy

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Not only is ‘Luis Miguel’ the series hitting the airwaves across Latin America (meaning it’s no longer being restricted to Netflix), but producers of the hit show also confirmed a second season. According to Gato Grande Productions, the company behind ‘Luis Miguel’, the second season will return with new episodes at the start of 2020.

The second season has been confirmed and will hit Netflix in early 2020.

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Translation: The second season of ‘Luis Miguel, the series’ will return in 2020. Miguel Alemán Magnani said that LuisMiguel himself will review the scripts of each and every episode and in the coming months they’ll start filming. In the first quarter of 2020 there will be new episodes of ‘Luis Miguel’ in Netflix. 🇲🇽

Producers told Reforma that “Luis Miguel has just finished a very important tour of the United States. He is resting and soon he’ll begin to review all the episodes of season two very carefully. They’ll start filming at the end of the year … The first quarter of the year, we are going to start airing.”

This was huge news for fans who had been waiting for literally a year for news – any news – of a possible second season.

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The first season of ‘Luis Miguel’ came to and end on July 15, 2018 – so it’s been literally a year without any news. Fans have been waiting in absolute suspense.

And it was only just recently that US fans of the series were able to start watching on Netflix.

Meaning there’s going to be a whole other group of wildly obsessed, dedicated fans.

Like seriously, the series just became available on US Netflix fom yesterday (July 16).

Fans across Twitter were beyond excited for the hotly anticipated news.

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Definitely going to add this to my Netflix and Chill plans. Will you be watching it?

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‘Our Quinceañera’ Is A Documentary Featuring A Principal Who Has Been Throwing Quinces For Students Who Can’t Afford Them

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‘Our Quinceañera’ Is A Documentary Featuring A Principal Who Has Been Throwing Quinces For Students Who Can’t Afford Them

In the small Mexican-American town of San Benito in Texas, many girls dream of the day that they will make their debut as women to their family and community. But the tabs for orders of gowns, crowns, food, decorations, and DJs often run so high that for awhile such events for the girls in town were out of reach.

Then, Gilbert Galvan, the principal of San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy, came up with an idea that meant that not a single girl would be forced to miss out on the opportunity to take part in the tradition.

Since 2015, San Benito has hosted an annual quinceañera event for young girls and their families.

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Nearly five years ago, Gilbert Galvan Sr. found himself being invited to quinceañeras by the students at his school. Then one day, some of the answers from the young women at his school caught his attention. After a few of his female students opened up to him about the fact that they did not have enough money to afford a quinceañera, Galvan Sr. was inspired to do put on a party for them on his own.

In just a matter of months, the educator sought out donations from his community to put on one massive quinceañera. Donations and gifts came in all forms– from cakes and dresses to crowns and the volunteered time of makeup artists and mariachi singers. That was the first year.

In the years that have followed, Galvan Sr. has continued to put on the event where as many as 40 girls have attended at a time. Today, donations for the girls come in from across the country.

The community quinceañera has gained so much attention that it’s now becoming captured in a documentary.

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As reported by FIERCE by mitú last year, Galvan’s son, Gilbert Galvan Jr. —who has worked in the entertainment industry for ten years— was inspired by his father’s efforts and pitched the event as a documentary concept to Fanny Véliz, the award-winning filmmaker and CEO behind Avenida Productions. Now, having been directed by Véliz and given the name “Our Quinceañera” appears to be closer to its release. According to the documentary’s site, the film is in submission for festivals!

During an interview with FIERCE last year, Galvan Jr. said he hoped the documentary will inspire viewers to “embrace their heritage and celebrate the power of community… We want to document this historic event while empowering and inspiring Latina girls across the country to pursue and achieve their dreams.”

Check out the full trailer below!

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