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'Lovesong': Starz developing new series from 'Vida' creator

'Lovesong': Starz developing new series from 'Vida' creator
Tanya Saracho will create, write and executive produce the new Starz series "Lovesong." Photo courtesy of Starz

May 19 (UPI) -- Starz is developing a new series from Vida creator Tanya Saracho.

The network said in a press release Thursday that Saracho will create, write and executive produce the new drama Lovesong.

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Lovesong is a half-hour series following two Mexican American childhood friends living in London. The characters both become entangled in a torturous love triangle with the same captivating singer-songwriter.

"Steeped in the East London music scene, the series embarks on a cinematic contemplation of love, sex, identity, purpose and the price of happiness," an official description reads.

Starz announced the series Thursday at its inaugural #TakeTheLead Summit, a panel about the power of allyship in fighting for representation.

"We are beyond thrilled to partner with Tanya to bring her bold and tantalizing love story to life," Starz original programming president Kathryn Busby said. "Throughout her career and from Vida to Lovesong on Starz, her dedication to Latine representation embodies the spirit of #TakeTheLead."

Saracho said Lovesong is "very much a child of the pandemic, born from those times when we were yearning for love stories to soothe the soul and light the way through the dark times," and inspired by Johnny Flynn's music.

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"It's wonderful to be coming home to Starz to conceive my new story of love, a place that truly nurtured and supported me while I crafted the love story of the two Hernandez sisters in Vida, and I couldn't be happier to return to bring this new narrative to life," she added.

Saracho will executive produce the series with Flynn and Christine Dávila. Flynn will also serve as composer.

Vida had a three-season run on Starz from 2018 to 2020. The series starred Melissa Barrera and Mishel Prada as Lyn and Emma Hernandez, two Mexican American sisters who move back to Los Angeles following the death of their mother.

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