“High School is the foundation for the rest of your life. There’s only one chance at a first impression, so work hard. Put your heart out there. And don’t go in to high school without back-up.”
So begins the official trailer for On My Block, Netflix’s upcoming coming of age comedy series, co-created by Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich and All Eyez On Me writers Eddie Gonzalez & Jeremy Haft. Netflix also announced a premiere date of March 16.
On My Block, which has assembled a young cast of mostly up-and-coming actors, is about four bright and street-savvy friends navigating their way through the triumph, pain and the newness of high school set in the rough inner city. It’s set in a predominantly Hispanic and African American part of South Central LA, and follows a fearless foursome as they enter high school and confront the challenges of adolescence and their neighborhood.
The series stars Diego Tinoco (Teen Wolf) as Cesar, Jason Genao (Netflix’s The Get Down) as Ruby, Sierra Capri as Monse, Brett Gray as Jamal, Ronni Hawk as Olivia, and Jessica Marie Garcia (Disney’s Liv and Maddie) as Jasmin.
Check out the trailer above.