Due to its absurdist humor, parodying of well-known horror clichés, and love of all things strange, “Los Espookys” Season 1 was acclaimed as a “delightful freak show” (via Entertainment Weekly) when it made its HBO debut in 2019.
Each episode of the series, which was created by “Saturday Night Live” veteran Fred Armisen and featured him as well as co-stars/co-showrunners Julio Torres and Ana Fabrega, followed a group of friends as they struggled to get their customized horror movie business off the ground in Mexico City. The program effectively explored the satirical comedy in the horror genre in a manner akin to “What We Do in the Shadows” in tone.
The almost three-year wait is set to end with just six half-hour episodes in the first season and a protracted production schedule for Season 2 because of delays brought on by the COVID-19 epidemic.
Is “Los Espookys: Season 2” based on a true story?
“Los Espookys: Season 2” is a fictional story. The hilarious, absurdist dark comedy Los Espookys, with a largely Latino ensemble, is back for season 2 on HBO and HBO Max after a three-year hiatus.
After a protracted pandemic delay, the critically acclaimed half-hour bilingual series about a group of crazy friends who turn their love of horror into an eerie business venture by creating distinctive otherworldly experiences to spook clients, returns. Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live, Portlandia), Ana Fábrega, and Julio Torres created and starred in the series.
There are several notable guests joining the reunited original cast. Like the previous season, the second will only have six episodes.
Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco), the leader of Los Espookys and a die-hard fan of gore, is plagued by the spirit of a slain beauty pageant queen in the new season. And in a teaser trailer released by HBO ahead of the start of the show’s second season, his Uncle Tico (Armisen) is ready to give him advise on how to manage it.
The group’s other participants are resolving their individual issues. While her well-intentioned sister, Tati (Fábrega), is adjusting to life as a bride and juggling a new job, rsula (Cassandra Ciangherotti) enlists an old acquaintance to disrupt the political status quo.
After actually appeasing his inner demons, Andrés (Torres), Renaldo’s menacing best buddy, is now attempting to find his place in the world.
Uncle Tico’s ideal job as a valet was disrupted, and now he’s looking for a new calling.
José Pablo Minor as Juan Carlos, River L. Ramirez as Sonia, Giannina Fruttero as Beatriz, Carmen Gloria Bresky as Mayor Teresa Lobos, and Eudora Peterson as Krissy are among the cast members who will return. Martine Gutierrez as Karina joins the cast as a new regular, and Greta Titelman as Ambassador Melanie Gibbons, Spike Einbinder as Sombra Del Agua (Water’s Shadow), and Sam Taggart as JJ appear as guests.
Additional guest stars include Oscar-nominated Roma actress Yalitza Aparicio, German singer-songwriter Kim Petras, and actress Isabella Rosellini.
The first season of the original series has a 100% freshness rating and an 80% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. If the new episodes live up to reviewers’ and audiences’ expectations is yet to be seen.
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Sebastian Silva and Tucker Fábrega directed the episodes of the newest season. Along with Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer and Alice Mathias, Lorne Michaels, Armisen, Fábrega, and Torres once more serve as executive producers. Nate Young and Andy Garland co-executive produce it together with Sharon Lopez. Produced by the Oscar-winning Chilean production companies Fabula, Antigravico, and Broadway Video.
On Friday, September 16 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, Los Espookys makes its premiere.