The multi-generational rom-com series With Love is set to return for season 2 on Friday, June 2, on Prime Video. Let’s take a first exclusive look!
Created and executive produced by Gloria Calderón Kellett, With Love centers around siblings Lily (Emeraude Toubia) and Jorge Diaz (Mark Indelicato) as they navigate big life changes and rely on their equally big family to get them through. The five-episode first season premiered on December 17, 2021, and currently has a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Season 2 picks up after Lily’s whirlwind romance with Santiago (Rome Flynn) as she decides to focus all her energy on a personal journey of self-love by growing her makeup styling business and looking into homeownership. But when both Santiago and Nick (Desmond Chiam) profess their feelings for her, Lily wrestles with what is best for her future.
Meanwhile, Jorge begins to question whether he and Henry (Vincent Rodriguez III) are truly compatible. And when he meets Henry’s proud Texan parents, he can’t decide whether the relationship is a fairy tale or a nightmare.
With Love also stars Isis King as Sol Perez, Todd Grinnell as Dr. Miles Murphy, Constance Marie as Beatriz Diaz, and Benito Martinez as Jorge Diaz Sr.
The six-episode second season will be available exclusively on Prime Video globally.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about the upcoming season, Calderón Kellett said she chose to focus on the major life milestones that Latinos, the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized people were often excluded from.
“We’re still making up for [lack of representation] and all of those romantic comedies where we have never seen ourselves centered,” she explained. “There’s always homages paid to big life events that have happened that we’ve never gotten to see ourselves in. And so, this is supposed to be righting that wrong of never seeing ourselves centered.”
Emeraude Toubia Previews Season 2 Rollercoaster Romances
Wedding bells will ring in Season 2 of With Love, a heartfelt family dramedy about Portland, Oregon’s close-knit Diaz family. But before they toll, it’ll be another roller-coaster ride!
Season 1 ended with a cliffhanger at the clan’s Nochebuena — Christmas Eve — celebration, when Abuela Marta (Renée Victor) found an engagement ring on the floor. This season picks up 12 hours earlier, and by the first episode’s end, we’ll find out who’ll get hitched.
Will it be fun-loving eldest child Lily (Emeraude Toubia) and her cerebral love Santiago (Rome Flynn)? Her wisecracking brother Jorge Jr. (Mark Indelicato) and his dreamy beau Henry (Vincent Rodriguez III)? Or caring oncologist Sol (Isis King) and fellow doc Miles (Todd Grinnell)?
Toubia warns, “There’s one couple that’s going to be crazy in love and happy, and [another will] be shattered and going separate ways.”
Jorge and Henry’s bond, she says, “could get complicated,” especially when Henry’s proud Texas parents pay a visit. Girls5eva’s Busy Philipps pops up as Miles’ ex and the mom of nonbinary teen Charlie (Birdie Silverstein, Philipps’ child).
New episodes will revolve around “key life events” like Lily turning 30 and an eventful wedding that will bring “another huge cliffhanger,” Toubia notes. Drama is ever-present for the Diaz clan, but so is their true, abiding love for one another.
Source: TV Insider