Gloria Estefan Cast As Rita Moreno’s Sister on ‘One Day At A Time’
Legendary singer Gloria Estefan will guest star in the upcoming third season of One Day at a Time.
Estefan will play Mirtha, Lydia’s (Rita Moreno) younger sister and arch-nemesis. This is not Estefan‘s first collaboration with the show; she is also the voice behind the shows opening theme song.
One Day at a Time is a reimagining of Norman Lear’s sitcom from the late 1970’s to early 1980’s. Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce are the co-showrunners and executive producers of the show. Lear also executive produces.
The show follows three generations of a Cuban-American family as they navigate the various gifts and troubles life offers us. Justina Machado leads the show as the family matriarch, Penelope. Penelope is a retired vet, and nurse. Lydia is her mother and Elena (Isabella Gomez) and Alex (Marcel Ruiz) are her teenaged kids. The show tackles various issues ranging from Penelope‘s PTSD, Elena coming out as a lesbian, Lydia’s immigration status, and Alex facing racial discrimination.
The show garnered praise from critics and viewers. After a fervent fan campaign, the show was renewed for a third season by Netflix.
Seasons 1 and 2 are available now on Netflix.