Netflix’s ‘On My Block’ Shines the Light on Black & Brown Teens Growing Up In Inner-City LA (Video)

Set in inner-city Los Angeles, Netflix’s new original series On My Block explores the lives of “four smart, funny and streetwise teens find their lifelong friendship tested as they begin high school.”

Debuting at a time when teens are being forced to navigate through more than the traditional teen ills of puberty, preparing for college and who likes who, On My Block tells the stories most of the world doesn’t get to see like having sex, escaping from impoverished neighborhoods, the reality of living among gang violence and living life in black and brown skin with a twist of comedy.

Coinciding with National Walkout Day for High School Students across the nation, cast and crew members Diego Tinoco, Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Jessica Marie Garcia, Ronni Hawk, Julio Macias, Peggy Blow, Paula Garces, Jahking Guillory, and Danny Ramirez; Show Creators Lauren Iungerich, Eddie Gonzalez, and Jeremy Haft, Producer Jamie Dooner, and many more discussed their own high school moments of awkwardness, growth, and experiences they wish they could get a redo on.

BSO had the chance to talk chat with the series stars on Wednesday night’s red carpet premiere about the show, their own coming of age stories and moments they wish they could get a “do-over.”

Culminating in 10 half-hour episodes, On My Block looks to establish it’s place in the growing genre of exploring teens and their multi-layered stories.

On My Block premieres on Friday, March 16 on Netflix.

 

 

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