Award-winning writer/producer/director Dennis Leoni (Resurrection Blvd.) joined forces with executive producer Robert Townsend and Rey Ramsey of One Economy Corporation on this new U.S. Latino dramatic web series, which brings together a stellar cast that includes Esai Morales (Caprica, Jericho), Lupe Ontiveros (Southland, Family Guy) and Raymond Cruz (The Closer, Breaking Bad).
Los Americans is the story of a modern, affluent, suburban Mexican-American family living in the United States. The Valenzuela family is totally assimilated in U.S. American culture, and that's the way the patriarch, Leandro Valenzuela, or "Lee" as Leandro prefers to be called, likes it. He's moved on from speaking Spanish and the ways of the old country. As he proudly says, "We're not Mexicans. Mexicans live in Mexico. We're Americans."
Lee is right in that he and his family will face many of the problems and challenges all Americans face, that all human beings face ÔÇô unemployment, homelessness, alcoholism, teenage pregnancy, abortion, immigration, childhood obesity and others. But Lee will also face another problem in that he has forgotten his native language and moved away from his culture, ultimately losing part of who he is and where he comes from, and he will learn that maybe this is not such a good thing. Welcome to a story about real AmericansÔÇª Los Americans.