If you are an “On My Block” fan and thought the present’s fourth and closing season was the final you’d see of the California city that the coming-of-age sequence is about in, we’ve got excellent news: Netflix’s straight-to-series spinoff “Freeridge,” primarily based on “On My Block,” is lastly on its method — and we’ve got all the small print.
“Through the lens of this new group of mates, we’ll see Freeridge as we all know it and likewise discover a Freeridge we’ve not seen earlier than.”
On Dec. 16, the streamer revealed that the forthcoming dramedy will formally premiere in February 2023, that includes a forged filled with recent faces to fill the void “On My Block” quartet Monse (Sierra Capri), Ruby (Jason Genao), Jamal (Brett Gray), and Cesar (Diego Tinoco) left behind. Although the spinoff is called after the fictional city “On My Block” happened in, “Freeridge” explores an unseen facet of the inner-city neighborhood with our new core 4 — Gloria (Keyla Monterroso Mejia), Ines (Bryana Salaz), Cam (Tenzing Norgay Trainor), and Demi (Ciara Riley Wilson). The present’s story will focus on a brand new group of mates who, based on the present’s description, have “unleashed a curse bringing darkish misfortune into their lives.”
On Jan. 6, Netflix launched the primary trailer for the sequence. in it, the gang are satisfied that they’ve unleashed a curse on themselves and should work collectively to finish it — which is far, a lot tougher than any of them anticipate.
“Fans ought to know that the brand new core 4 of Freeridge do not step into the footwear of our authentic crew,” “Freeridge” cocreator and showrunner Lauren Iungerich advised Netflix’s Tudum. “They step into their very own footwear, proper alongside the legacy of the children who got here earlier than them. Through the lens of this new group of mates, we’ll see Freeridge as we all know it and likewise discover a Freeridge we’ve not seen earlier than. Where ‘On My Block’ was pushed by the boys, ‘Freeridge’ is being pushed by the ladies.”
Coming over from the unique “On My Block” staff are cocreators Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft. Alongside that staff are “On My Block” writers Jamie Uyeshiro and Jamie Dooner. Iungerich serves as showrunner of the brand new sequence whereas Gonzalez, Haft, Uyeshiro, and Dooner are all government producers.
“On My Block” adopted Monse, Jamal, Ruby, and Cesar as they navigated friendship and teenage rising pains of their South Central Los Angeles neighborhood and highschool. The single-cam present touched on deeper themes like race dynamics, dying, violence, and PTSD all through its 4 seasons.
Although it hasn’t been confirmed, “Freeridge” can also deal with related matters and storylines ought to the spinoff observe in its predecessor’s footsteps. With a superb portion of the unique minds behind “On My Block” on the helm of this new present, it is evident that the tone and comedy will stay the identical in “Freeridge.” But one factor’s for certain: Netflix guarantees that the spinoff will observe one more “unforgettable journey available.”
Read forward for every part we learn about “Freeridge” up to now and to look at the trailer.
— Additional reporting by Njera Perkins
“Freeridge” Season 1 Cast
In addition to Mejia, Salaz, Trainor, and Wilson, “Freeridge” additionally stars “On My Block” alums Paula Garcés, Eric Gutierrez, Eme Ikwuakor, and Raushanah Simmons, who’re reprising their respective roles. Peggy Blow, finest recognized for enjoying Abuelita in “On My Block” (who died in season 4), additionally joins the spinoff in a brand new sequence common position, although it is unclear what it entails. Though “Freeridge” takes place within the “On My Block” universe, it is unclear if any of the unique core 4 will make an look on the present in some unspecified time in the future.
“Freeridge” Season 1 Release Date
The spinoff premieres on Netflix on Feb. 2.
“Freeridge” Season 1 First-Look Photos