One Day at a Time, the Latinx reboot of the classic Norman Lear series, made a little bit of streaming history in June when the acclaimed multicamera comedy was canceled by Netflix in March picked up by Pop TV, the first time a series canceled by the streaming giant was able to find a new home.
During Vulture Festival, it was revealed that the 13-episode fourth season would premiere on Pop a year after its Netflix cancellation in March 2020. The news was met with thunderous applause.
Today’s Sunday dinner-themed ODAAT panel included EPs Lear and Brent Miller, showrunners Gloria Calderón Kellett and Mike Royce; as well as cast members Rita Moreno, Justina Machado, Isabella Gomez, Marcel Ruiz, Stephen Tobolowsky, and Todd Grinnell.
When asked to tease the show’s first season on Pop, Royce did not reveal details because he said the team would be meeting with Pop and Sony late next week so “they don’t really know yet.” But given the Sony connection, Royce joked: “I will say we are adding Spider-Man to the cast.”
As the reigning senior citizens on the panel, Lear and Moreno seized every opportunity to crack ribald jokes, with Moreno calling Lear “a dirty old man” and 96-year-old Lear in mock-distress overtaking such abuse from “the woman who is carrying my child.”
But like the other panelists, they soon switched to discussing the show’s importance in the Latinx community as well as its often issue-oriented storylines.
One issue facing the series will be the 2020 presidential election Off a snarky comment from Moreno about Trump, Vulture moderator Maria Elena Fernandez asked: “Now that Moreno’s character Lydia is a U.S. citizen, who would she vote for?”
“Not him,” Moreno said.
And who would Moreno vote for?
“Definitely not him,” Moreno said.
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