Starz has tapped Mexican-born playwright and television writer Tanya Saracho (How To Get Away With Murder, Looking, Girl) as showrunner for Pour Vida, a series in development.

Inspired by a short story by Richard Villegas Jr., Pour Vida follows twin sisters, Brook and Lyn Hernandez, who inherit an East LA building from their recently deceased mother. They open Pour Vida, a new wine and tapas bar, in a building in Boyle Heights which houses a failing lesbian bar below and a village-like collection of Eastside denizens in three units above. Pour Vida is the sisters’ attempt to put the “gente” in the “gentefication” of the historic barrio.

Saracho has written episodes of How To Get Away With Murder, Looking and Devious Maids and also served as c0-producer on HTGWM and Looking.  She has had plays produced at New York City’s Primary Stages (upcoming) and 2nd Stage, as well as the Denver Theatre Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and The Goodman Theater, among others.  She is currently in development with South Coast Repertory Theatre and Two Rivers Theatre. Saracho is repped by UTA and Mark Orsini at Bret Adams Ltd.