LIONSGATE+, the premium international streaming service from STARZ, announced today that it has greenlit a second season of Señorita 89, with production set to start on Monday 17 October in Mexico City.
Set against the glamour of 1980s Mexico, the first season of the LIONSGATE+ Original Series Señorita 89 became the top performing series ever on the service in Mexico – with viewership increasing more than 243% from the premiere episode to the finale. Señorita 89 is co-produced by Fremantle and Fabula with Lucia Puenzo returning as showrunner, this Mexican-produced series will be available on LIONSGATE+ in Latin America and Spain.
Joining the cast for season two are Dolores Heredia (El Galán) as La Madrina, mother of the cartels, who sees power and influence in Jocelyn (Leidi Gutiérrez), and Yoshira Escárrega (Toda La Sangre) as Maribel Montaño, who is known as La Santa because the night they found her with her victim’s eyes in her hands, they say the dead man could still see.
In the first season of Señorita 89, Isabel (Natasha Dupeyrón) was crowned; Dolores died (Bárbara López); Elena (Ximena Romo) went into exile and Concepción’s (Ilse Salas) La Encantada empire fell apart. In the second season, the ‘90s are in full swing and the two main television networks in Mexico, lend themselves to the bursting tune in a war to impose the next Queen. While Miss Yucatan (Dupeyrón) tries to keep the crown on her head, they don’t realize that in the depths of the country, a revolution is brewing for a darker-skinned Queen willing to shake everything in order to change the rules of the game.
In addition to Salas, Romo, Dupeyrón and Gutiérrez, returning cast members include Juan Manuel Bernal (Monarca), Luis Ernesto Franco (False Identity), Edwarda Gurrola (Soy Tu Fan: La Película), Coty Camacho (Desenfrenadas), Juan Carlos Vives (Sr. Ávila) and Aida López (Monarca).
“After the incredible reception of the first season, both in Mexico and the rest of the world, it was an immense joy to receive the confirmation that there would be a second season,” said Lucia Puenzo, showrunner and screenwriter of the series. “In the second season, our protagonists have understood that nothing is achieved by asking for forgiveness or permission. They are ready to set fire to all limits, borders, privileges… and break once and for, all the stereotypes that say that only princesses have the right to exist.”
“Señorita 89 pulled back the curtain on some of the truths and challenges women faced in the ’80s, and we saw viewers wanting more week-over-week,” said Jeff Cooke, Senior Vice President, Programming, International Digital Networks for STARZ. “We are thrilled to team up again with Lucia Puenzo and Fabula, to continue the impactful storytelling and its relevancy in today’s modern world that reinforces our commitment to co-producing local and culturally relevant content.”
“Having the opportunity to do a second season of Señorita 89 is a privilege, which reflects the success of the first installment,” said Ángela Poblete, Regional Director of TV at Fabula and Executive Producer. “This new season reunites us with our beloved misses in even more extreme circumstances. Her fight is no longer to be the most beautiful woman in Mexico, but to preserve her life.”
This eight-episode second season is executive produced by Pablo Larraín, Juan de Dios Larraín, Ángela Poblete and Mariane Hartard from Fabula and Christian Vesper at Fremantle; written by Lucía Puenzo, who is also a director, María Renée Prudencio and Tatiana Mereñuk; and directed by Nicolás Puenzo, Sílvia Quer and Jimena Montemayor.