The series brings to life a modern-day Mexican-American family.
Introducing La Familia In Gloria Calderon Kellett’s ‘With Love’
“With Love” is a romantic comedy that revolves around a brother and sister, Lily and Jorge Jr. This is the first project under Kellett’s GloNation Studios deal with the streamer.
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Mexican-Lebanese actress Emeraude Toubia (“Shadowhunters”) leads the cast. She plays Lily Diaz, a hopeless romantic with a tight-knit Mexican-American family, on a mission to find real love after breaking up with her perfect (on-paper) boyfriend.
Mark Indelicato (“Ugly Betty”) plays Jorge Jr. The pinnacle of style and the life of the party, Jorge Jr. is fiercely protective of his sister Lily and his family. After years of dating, he has finally found a man good enough to bring home, but he is nervous about his family’s reaction.
Together, Lily and Jorge are on a mission to find love and purpose during the holidays.
— Emeraude Toubia (@EmeraudeToubia) June 11, 2021
Constance Marie (“George Lopez”) and Benito Martinez (“The Shield”) play Lily and Jorge’s parents, Beatriz and Jorge Sr. The latter is a caring father and husband, despite having gotten a bit too relaxed in his marriage. Meanwhile, Beatriz is going through a midlife identity crisis with her kids getting older and her marriage being on auto-pilot.
Vincent Rodriguez (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) plays Jorge Jr.’s boyfriend, Henry, who is about to meet the whole Diaz family.
Recurring on the series are veteran actors Renee Victor (“Coco,” “Vida”) and Pepe Serna (“Man from Reno,” “Scarface”) as the grandparents. The Diaz family is a true modern-day Mexican-American ‘familia.’
— Benito Martinez (@BMartinez) June 14, 2021
“To be bringing that family to life as my first project with Amazon Studios feels especially personal and is incredibly exciting,” Calderon Kellett said.
Production is already underway. Calderon Kellet is the creator/executive producer. The Amazon Studios original will be executive produced and directed by Meera Menon (“For All Mankind,” “Ms. Marvel”).
Other series regulars include Isis King as Sol Perez, Lily and Jorge’s cousin. Todd Grinnell plays Dr. Miles; Murphy Rome Flynn (“How To Get Away With Murder”) brings Santiago Zayas to life; and Desmond Chiam is Jorge’s best friend and roommate, Nick Zhao. Amazon ordered five episodes.
(Edited by Gabriela Alejandra Olmos and Fern Siegel)