- HBO premiered its new Spanish-language comedy Los Espookys on June 14.
- The show stars Fred Armisen, Ana Fabrega, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Julio Torres, and Bernardo Velasco.
- So far, fans have fallen in love with the six-episode season one run—and they're now pumped that season 2 is in the works.
Look, I get it: watching a show in a language that isn’t English can be challenging—and that’s coming from someone raised in a Spanish-only household. But if TV hits such as La Casa de Papel or Élite tell us anything, it’s that Hollywood has opened its doors a little wider to make sure authentically made Spanish-language shows do get made. The latest to captivate the internet’s attention? Los Espookys, which premiered on HBO in June and is receiving comparisons to Scooby-Doo and Stranger Things.
Before we dive into the plotline, trailer, and cast, just know that fans of this so-far cult hit are obsessed—with one OprahMag.com staffer telling me “I LOL at least once per episode.” And as Twitter buzzed about the first season, HBO renewed the show for season 2.
Will there be a season 2 of Los Espookys?
Yes! On July 24, Julio Torres took to Instagram to share the big news with fans, writing, "Los Espookys are coming back for a second season. Thank you for watching the first, all streaming now @hbo."
If, like us, you fell in love with the characters and the real-life actors and want more ASAP, there’s more where Los Espookys came from. Our recommendation? Stay tuned for Julio Torres’s upcoming HBO comedy special, My Favorite Shapes by Julio Torres, which premieres on August 10 at 10:30 p.m. ET.
When will season 2 premiere?
Details—other than the fact that the show has been renewed—are not available so far. But fans are freaking out over the news.
did I just almost cry in a Taco Bell Cantina? YES https://t.co/NbhbV1T2e5— Sean Doherty (@theruraljuror_) July 25, 2019
Yes! Los Espookys gets a season 2!!!— justine cogan gunn (@joose) July 25, 2019
cant wait for season 2 of los espookys <3— jos🌸 (@josxlynn_) July 25, 2019
If I've yet to watch it—what is Los Espookys about?
The brand-new Spanish-language comedy premiered on June 14 on HBO–and you can watch by streaming it on HBO Now, HBO Go, or HBO On Demand—all available here. (It’s also on Hulu). The story is the brain child of Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Saturday Night Live), and though there are creepy, odd, funny little nuances that set it apart from any other horror-comedy series, the gist of the plot goes as follows: four friends in an unconfirmed Latin American country (the show was filmed in Chile, so…) use their passion for all things ghoulish and horrific to create a business in which they help other people accomplish terrible feats for their own benefit. In the trailer, for instance, they help the American ambassador fake an abduction.
The squad consists of Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco), Úrsula (Cassandra Ciangherotti), Tati (Ana Fabrega), and Andrés (Julio Torres), who I've decided I have a crush on. Armisen makes guest appearances as Tico, Renaldo’s uncle. (The official synopsis can be found here).
Is there a trailer for Los Espookys?
Yep! For season one. At first watch, the minutes-long clip feels like a Spanish cross between Stranger Things, American Horror Story, The Queen of Versailles, and basically anything by Wes Anderson.
Is the entire show in Spanish?
Yup, but you don’t need to pay for a Rosetta Stone tutorial to get on board. Like most Spanish-language shows, HBO neatly set up English subtitles for your entertainment pleasure. However, what’s unique about Los Espookys—and what bilingual folks like myself will appreciate—is that the actors switch back and forth between both languages, so when their dialogue is delivered in English, the subtitles appear in Spanish.
Who’s in the cast?
Once again, it consists of Fred Armisen, Ana Fabrega, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Julio Torres, and Bernardo Velasco. Torres and Fabrega also created the show with Armisen, and Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Light) is among the executive producers.
How many episodes are there in season one?
There are only six—and each episode is a half-hour long. So make sure to keep that in mind as you binge away.
Where was Los Espookys filmed?
In Chile—so Fabrega and Torres poked fun at Armisen’s Spanish accent during an interview on Late Night with Seth Meyers. “I thought I was fluent…immediately they were like, ‘No, you have a thick American accent,” Armisen, whose mother is Venezuelen, said.
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