*Netflix has landed the long-rumored Latino remake of Norman Lear’s 70s sitcom “One Day At A Time” with Rita Moreno in the lead role, reports Deadline.com.
The streaming service ordered 13 episodes from Sony Pictures TV, which owns rights to Lear’s library.
The update revolves around a Cuban-American family, centering on a recently separated former military mom who is navigating a new single life while raising her radical teenaged daughter and socially adept tween son, with the “help” of her old school Cuban-born mom and a friends-without-benefits building manager named Schneider. Moreno will play the grandmother.
The multi-camera update of the 1975 series was penned by “How I Met Your Mother” alumna Gloria Calderon Kellett and sitcom veteran Mike Royce (“Everybody Loves Raymond”).
“One Day At A Time” developed by Lear and created by Whitney Blake and Allan Manings, ran on CBS for nine seasons. It starred Bonnie Franklin as the divorced mother and co-starring Valerie Bartinelli and Pat Harrington, who died last week.