Zoe Saldanã’s Gordita Chronicles premieres

11/29/21 Carolina, PR–Gordita Chronicles Season 1, Ep 109, directed by Randall Winston. (Photo: Laura Magruder)

The Max Original comedy series, Gordita Chronicles, from Sony Pictures Television, debuted on Thursday, June 23 on HBO Max. All ten episodes were released. It comes from Guardians of the Galaxy’s and Star Trek’s, Zoe Saldanã and Desperate Housewives’ Eva Longoria.

The year is 1985 and Cucu “Gordita” Castelli (Olivia Goncalves) has just said goodbye to all of her friends and family in Santo Domingo and moved to Miami with her marketing executive father Víctor (Juan Javier Cardenas), bold and vivacious mother Adela (Diana Maria Riva), and status-obsessed older sister Emilia (Savannah Nicole Ruiz).

While life in America is far from what they imagined, the Castellis are determined to take charge of their strange new world. A uniquely funny coming-of-age series, Gordita Chronicles is about family, opportunity, love, resilience, and boldly defying the status quo in pursuit of the “American Dream.” Watch the trailer below:

REELated: Netflix drops Squid Game 2 announcement

And there’s a nifty poster:

Claudia Forestieri wrote the pilot and serves as executive producer of Gordita Chronicles. Executive Producer Eva Longoria directed the pilot.


  • Olivia Goncalves
  • Diana Maria Riva
  • Juan Javier Cardenas
  • Savannah Nicole Ruiz
  • Noah Rico
  • Cosette Hauer
  • Dascha Polanco

Guest Stars: 

  • Patrick Fabian
  • Loni Love


  • Josh Berman – executive producer
  • Jennifer Robinson – executive producer
  • Chris King – executive producer
  • Brigitte Munoz-Liebowitz – showrunner, executive producer
  • Eva Longoria – director, executive producer
  • Zoe Saldana – executive producer
  • Mariel Saldana – executive producer
  • Cisely Saldana – executive producer

Follow us on our new Instagram Page!