For decades comedian George Lopez, tattoo artist Mister Cartoon and photographer Estavan Oriol have properly represented the Latino culture in their respective fields to the point that they’ve become superstars in our barrios across the board.
Now the three chicanos from Los Angeles are embarking on a new joint venture as the chicanos fro. the City of Angels are linking up to bring Once Upon A Time In Aztlan to STXtv. According to Deadline, STXtv is close to locking down George Lopez to star and produce the series via his Travieso Productions with Mister Cartoon and Estavan Oriol serving as executive producers to the series.
“I’m thrilled to be teaming up with Cartoon, Estevan, Jada and Michael for this series and developing a show with STXtv,” Lopez said. “Cartoon and Estevan are the DaVincis of our community; they have been the street chroniclers of our uniquely Chicano story … our American story. I’m looking forward to working with them and the rest of the team to expand their canvas to capture the diverse stories and people that make our culture and community so amazing, colorful and vibrant.”
Javier Rodriguez is set to pen the pilot episode of the series which is based on a family in LA which goes the the struggles of the “falsehoods of the American dream and their ability to defy expectations.”
Mister Cartoon for his part is excited for the project and explained why he wanted to be a part of this new series.
“I want to create a vision of Los Angeles inspired by my tattoos and murals that enriches and showcases the culture, opening it up to new audiences,” Cartoon said. “Putting together the dream team of Latino street culture and a collection of creative minds headed up by George Lopez, who is born and raised in L.A. and is an icon of our community. George’s experience and sense of humor acts as a foundation for this team.”
As for Oriol, he appreciates that STXtv decided to take a chance on the chicano dream team saying, “STXtv truly gets what it takes to develop a real show that can only be made in LA. This is the dream team. Period. It doesn’t get more authentic than this and I’m proud and privileged to be invited on this ride.”
We can’t wait for this one.
The pilot for Once Upon A Time In Aztlan will be directed by Ricardo de Montreuil (Lowriders) but we may have to wait a while as a premier date has yet to be set.