The one-hour romantic dramedy, created and written by Calderón Kellett, had been quick tracked for the reason that pitch stage with the aim to launch it in the course of the 2021 vacation season.
Additionally, Calderón Kellett has arrange three different collection tasks for growth at Amazon Studios by means of her GloNation as a part of her take care of the streamer. The wide-ranging slate consists of Shakespeare-themed high-school drama Verona, co-created by Calderón Kellett; Glowing Up, a half-hour grownup animation musical collection based mostly on the graphic novel Mismatched, a modern-day adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma; and Dating the Lopez Ladies, a half-hour animated comedy created by Calderón Kellett.
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Glowing Up and Dating the Lopez Ladies observe Calderón Kellett’s foray into animation with the effectively acquired particular (and ultimate) episode of One Day At a Time, which was produced in the course of the pandemic final 12 months. Meanwhile, With Love and Verona mark a return to the hourlong aspect for Calderón Kellett who beforehand labored on Devious Maids and iZombie.
With Love follows the Diaz siblings, Lily and Jorge, who’re on a mission to seek out love and function. The Diaz siblings cross paths with seemingly unrelated residents throughout a number of the most heightened days of the 12 months –the vacations.
“I started writing as a way to create characters and stories that represented myself and the community I love,” Calderón Kellett stated. “After such a heavy year, there was nothing I wanted more than to see a happy, warm, loving family that looked like mine, celebrating trauma-free and falling in love. So, to be bringing that family to life as my first project with Amazon Studios feels especially personal and is incredibly exciting. I cannot wait to share With Love this holiday season!”
The vacation collection is at the moment in prep, with manufacturing set to start in June. Its pilot episode might be directed and government produced by Meera Menon.
“With Love is a special project and Gloria at her best, creating a world with a vibrant family at its center, hysterical circumstances, and so much heart and soul. We’re so proud of what’s to come of this series and can’t wait for the world to fall in love with it,” stated Marc Resteghini, US and Global Head of Development for Amazon Studios.
Here are particulars concerning the three different tasks from Calderón Kellett’s GloNation Studios within the works at Amazon:
As Shakespeare so famously wrote, all of the world’s a stage… and by no means is that more true than as an adolescent, if you find yourself performing for your self, your friends, your mother and father, and social media. Verona is an hour-long drama collection which takes the traditional Shakespearean tales you realize and love out of the renaissance and into present-day highschool. The highs are nonetheless excessive, the lows are nonetheless low, however one factor is definite… highschool drama is about to get much more poetic. We observe the Del Castillo sisters Nico, Delilah, and Inez as they play out acquainted tales interweaved collectively in truthful Verona the place we lay our scene.
o Created By: Roja Gashtili & Julia Lerman, Kelly Younger and Gloria Calderón Kellett.
o Writers / Executive Producers: Roja Gashtili, Julia Lerman
o EPs: Kelly Younger, Gloria Calderón Kellett
Based on the graphic novel Mismatched (a modern-day adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma), Glowing Up is a half-hour grownup animation musical collection centered on Evan Horowitz, an out and proud Latino/Jew beginner matchmaker and wannabe make-up influencer. Evan is an old-school romantic who dedicates himself to getting true like to pattern at his highschool in Queens — by means of singing, dancing, and contoured cheekbones. A giant homosexual musical comedy that focuses on love and celebrates LGBTQIA+ youth.
Writers / Executive Producers: Debby Wolfe & Marcos Luevanos
EPs: Gloria Calderón Kellett and Will Graham (for Field Trip)
DATING THE LOPEZ LADIES
A half-hour animated comedy collection following plus-sized powerhouse Ilana Lopez. She’s a 25-year-old artist who runs a wildly profitable cartoon about relationship referred to as Sharp Curves following the misadventures of her alter-ego Gabby. Gabby turns into all too actual and is the satan on Ilana’s shoulder in life in addition to on the web page. When Ilana’s mom, the 49-year-old glamorous divorcee, Sofia visits, she factors out that fictional Gabby has extra enjoyable than real-life Ilana. It makes Ilana and her mates energized to start out a date membership and take their romantic conquests severely. Inspired by the younger individuals, Sofia decides to affix her daughter and mates in date membership! Adventures and hilarity ensue.
o Creator/Writer/EP: Gloria Calderón Kellett
Calderón Kellett, a number one voice in Latinx storytelling on tv, was government producer/co-showrunner, director and actress on Netflix/Pop’s One Day At A Time, which was universally praised for its genuine and nuanced portrayal of the the Latinx expertise.
She started her TV writing profession as a workers author on the CBS comedy collection How I Met Your Mother, rising to co-producer and incomes an ALMA Award for certainly one of her scripts in 2008. She then labored as a writer-producer on such collection as CBS/Sony TV’s Rules of Engagement, Lifetime’s Devious Maids and the CW’s iZombie earlier than taking up One Day at a Time.
Calderón Kellett, who began her profession as a playwright, is repped by UTA, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment and Felker Toczek.