Netflix cancels Gentefied, starring America Ferrera

Netflix cancels Gentefied, starring America Ferrera

Netflix has canceled Gentefied, a half-hour Latino comedy-drama by Marvin Lemus and Linda Yvette Chvez, produced by America Ferrera.

The season 2 of Gentefied, starring JJ Soria, Carlos Santos and Joaquin Cosio, was released on the streamer this past November.

Gentefied followed the lives of three Mexican American cousins in Boyle Heights who had to deal with gentrification, borders, babies and family separation while trying to save their grandpa's taco shop. Karrie Martin, Annie Gonzalez and Julissa Calderon played a character on the show, and even Ferrera played a character on the show.

Critics overwhelmingly liked the series when it debuts in 2020. The review aggregation site Rotten Tomatoes gave Gentefied a score of 96% on the Tomatometer and an average audience score of 76%. The last highly rated Latino-focused sitcom Netflix slashed from its programming slate was Gloria Calder n Kellett's reboot of One Day at a Time. Season 2 of Gentefied did not appear in Netflix's Top 10 and most of Netflix's cancellations and renewals are driven by viewing and not cost. America Ferrera will be leading I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, adapted by Ch vez and produced by Macro, both from the Gentefied team. In 2021, the platform signed overall deals with Jennifer Lopez, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Robert Patino and Kalinda Vazquez and greenlit projects with Sofia Vergara Griselda and Vanessa Ramos Blockbuster. In addition, last year, Jenna Ortega, Edgar Ramirez, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Melissa Barrera were all cast as major leads — for Wednesday, Florida Man, Lincoln Lawyer and Breathe.

Ch vez will continue producing through her deal with 20th Television, and Lemus is currently directing and executive producing Hipster Death Rattle at the CW.

Deadline first reported the cancellation of the show.