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‘Promised Land’: ABC’s New Latinx Family Series Brings the Drama and the Wine with drama, backstabbing, sex, secrets and touching on the American dream, it has it all.
“Promised Land” is an epic, generation-spanning drama about a Latinx family vying for wealth and power in California’s Sonoma Valley.
The series marks ABC’s first network drama ever starring an all-Latinx cast.
- Series premiered on MONDAY JAN 24 10/9c on ABC and Stream on Hulu.
- Promised Land is written and executive produced by Matt Lopez and is inspired by his family.
Promised Land opened with the story of Juana (played by Katya Martín) and Rosa, two young women who illegally crossed the border from Mexico with the end goal of making it to Merced, Calif. for alfalfa-picking work.
When ambushed by border patrol trucks, the gals managed to hide with the help of Carlos (Andres Velez), a young man they met along the way. The three then set out for Bakersfield, where Juana heard of someone who might drive them to Sonoma County, where Carlos has a lead on vineyard work. That someone, alas, had ill intent for the girls, and his buddy secretly jumped Carlos while the girls were unwittingly being led to their abduction.
Carlos managed to stab his attacker, after which the girls clocked their own with a bottle. Rosa was shot by the latter goon before climbing with Juana into the bad guys’ pickup, and Carlos drove them away. Carlos and a tearful Juana dropped Rosa off at a California ER for proper care, before continuing their own journey.
Starring John Ortiz as patriarch Joe Sandoval, Cecilia Suárez as Joe’s second wife, Lettie Sandoval, and Bellamy Young as Joe’s first wife, Margaret Honeycroft.
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