Jeff Cooke, STARZ: Señorita 89 pulled back the curtain on some of the truths and challenges women faced in the ’80s

LIONSGATE+ greenlit the second season of Señorita 89
12 de octubre de 2022

LIONSGATE+ announced that it has greenlit a second season of the LIONSGATE+ original series Señorita 89, with production set to start on Monday, October 17 in Mexico City.

Set against the glamour of 1980s Mexico, the first season of 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 Fábula with Lucía 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.

“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. 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," said Lucía Puenzo, showrunner, and screenwriter of the series.

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.

"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 Fábula and executive producer.

This eight-episode second season is executive produced by Pablo Larraín, Juan de Dios Larraín, Ángela Poblete and Mariane Hartard from Fábula and Christian Vesper at Fremantle; written by Lucía Puenzo, who is also a director, Mariìa Reneìe Prudencio and Tatiana MerenÞuk; and directed by Nicolás Puenzo, Siìlvia Quer and Jimena Montemayor. Fremantle will handle the international distribution of the series.