Netflix picks up Latino remake of ‘One Day At A Time’ with Rita Moreno

Proving that she will never, ever stop working, EGOT club member Rita Moreno is set to star in Netflix’s Latino remake of Norman Lear’s classic One Day At A Time.

The show has received a 13-episode order, Deadline reports. Sony Pictures TV, which owns the rights to Lear’s shows, will be the studio behind the project.

The new version of the series was written by Gloria Calderon Kellett (How I Met Your Mother) and Mike Royce (Everybody Loves Raymond). It will be about a Cuban-American family, centering on a former military mother who is now single, but still has to raise her teen daughter and son. Her Cuban-born mom (Moreno) will try to help, along with the building manager.

Lear is among the executive producers. His original series ran from 1975 to 1984 and starred Valerie Bertinelli and the late Pat Harrington. It was created by Whitney Blake.

The other executive producers are Michael Garcia, Brent Miller, Kellett and Royce.

Netflix is clearly trying to make inroads with comedy. They have Fuller House coming up next month and Ashton Kutcher’s The Ranch.

Moreno currently has a recurring role on The CW’s Jane The Virgin and also received a Kennedy Center Honor in December.

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