Viewers will find heaven on Netflix. The streaming juggernaut offers everything from nail-biting dramas to knee-slapping comedies. Of course, not every new show on the service becomes an instant sensation. Some people appear and go without being recognized or loved very much. Gentefied is a prime example. Season one premiered on Netflix in February 2020, while season two premiered in November 2021 after being renewed for a second season.
The comedy-drama, however, did not make an impression on viewers. As evidence, consider that when the first season premiered in February of 2020, it failed to crack the top 100 on IMDb. While Season 1 peaked at No. 118 on IMDb, Season 2 peaked at No. 349 following its first week of availability. This doesn’t make Gentefied an absolute failure, however. In the United States, it ranked in the top 10 for nine consecutive days. Unfortunately, it seems that nothing has worked in favor of Gentefied Season 3, thus this wasn’t enough to persuade the producers.
Gentefied Season 3 Renewal Status
The third season of “Gentefied” will not air. The news was verified by the Deadline on January 20th, 2022. All storyline threads were ultimately resolved by the conclusion of Season 2. Therefore, even if “Gentefied” will not be returning for a third season, at least the tale was resolved satisfactorily.
What is Gentefied all about?
The Morales family continues to fight with Pop in his grueling battle to remain in the United States in the new season of the Netflix drama Gentefied, which runs for half an hour. They also have to cope with falling in love and having children. In a world of borders, family separation, and the potential loss of Mama Fina’s taco store, they will struggle for survival while simultaneously questioning their place in the world. Without tacos, what is there to live for?
The web series Gentefied follows three cousins as they band together to prevent the closure of their grandfather’s taco store in Boyle Heights as the neighborhood gets gentrified. The cousins’ first season on the program deals with universal issues like gentrification and Latinx marginalization, as well as their own disagreements about their place in the city, their ancestry, and their dedication to the family business.
Gentefied Season 3 Cast and characters
- Joaquín Cosío as Casimiro “Pop” Morales, a widowed owner of “Mama Fina’s”. He and his wife Delfina (‘Mama Fina’) had three sons.
- J.J. Soria as Erik Morales, one of Pop’s grandsons with a baby on the way. He’s the son of one of Pop’s sons.
- Karrie Martin Lachney as Ana Morales, one of Pop’s granddaughters and an artist. She’s the daughter of another one of Pop’s sons.
- Carlos Santos as Chris Morales, one of Pop’s grandsons and a chef. He’s the son of another one of Pop’s sons.
- Julissa Calderon as Yessika Castillo, Ana’s girlfriend who is a local activist
- Jaime Alvarez as Javier, a local musician
- Greg Ellis as Chef Austin, Chris’ boss at “Mangia” who is also the executive chef
- Annie Gonzalez as Lidia Solis, Erik’s pregnant highly educated girlfriend
- Bianca Melgar as Nayeli Morales, Ana’s sister and another of Pop’s granddaughters
- Laura Patalano as Beatriz Morales, Ana and Nayeli’s mother who is a seamstress. Widow of one of Pop’s sons.
- Rafael Sigler as Pancho Solis, Lidia’s father
- Al Patiño as Chuey
- Brenda Banda as Norma, one of Pop’s employees
- Felipe Esparza as Crazy Dave
- Michelle Ortiz as Connie
- Manuel Uriza as Ernesto Morales, Pop’s estranged eldest son, and Chris’ father
- Melinna Bobadilla as Melinna Barragán, Pop’s immigration lawyer who works for a non-profit organization
- Ivana Rojas as Saraí Damian, a chef and Chris’ love interest
- Clarissa Thibeaux as Bree Solano, a queer advertising executive who is recruiting Ana to work for Nike
Gentefied Season 2 Recap
Season 2 of ‘Gentefied’ concludes with a strong ending. The main focus of the season was on Casimiro’s court case, with these three teenagers’ personal issues serving as subplots. Casimiro finally had his green card authorized at the conclusion of season 2. In the closing scene, he visits his father’s grave in Mexico to pay his respects. His hard work as an immigrant has paid off, and he may now legally live and work in the United States.
The stories of the other characters were wrapped up well, too. Erik proposes to Lidia, Chris moves to Mexico for work, and Ana and Yessika leave the door open for a future romance. If the show is renewed for a third season, we want to see it continue to follow these people as they go about their lives. Season 2 ended with the family’s major problems being handled, therefore season 3 was supposed to offer new problems for the Morales family to deal with.
Gentefied Season 3 Plot
We regret to tell you that the concert will not be going on. In case you missed seasons 1 and 2, here’s a quick rundown. Pop, who came to the United States from Mexico, is Morales’ father. He lacks the necessary paperwork. They take place in Boyle Heights, which is undergoing rapid gentrification. They risked being deported if they didn’t make an attempt to hold on to their traditions while still making ends meet so they could pursue the American dream.
The program also explores queer relationships. The family’s closeness and willingness to sacrifice for one another’s pleasure are on full display.
Gentefied Season 3 Release Date
The third season of “Gentefied” has been canceled. ‘Gentefied’ launched on Netflix on February 21, 2020, and the second season followed on November 10, 2021.
Gentefied Season 2 Review
All of these stories are connected in some way by the theme of gentrification. However, unlike the previous year, this year’s episode focuses mostly on the interpersonal conflicts of the main characters rather than the society at large. Don’t get me wrong, that’s still there, it’s just less explicit than it once was. After last year’s successful try at becoming a dramedy, this year’s Gentefied settles comfortably into the soapy melodrama it portrays so well. Netflix’s drama succeeds in this area, and its likable protagonists and antagonists make it worthwhile to watch. There are funny parts here as well, but they’re more like interesting asides than actual belly laughs.
But that’s not to imply Gentefied is devoid of tension. Episode 6 features a very dramatic Thanksgiving feast, complete with a flying turkey and heightened tensions. The climax of this play is a gratifying, all-around conclusion that ties things up well. If you enjoyed the first season, you’ll probably like this one as well.