Making It Big in Miami Reggae: New Comedy Series ‘Neon’


| LAST UPDATE 10/05/2023

By Evelyn Martinez
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The official trailer and key art for the new Daddy Yankee-produced comedy Neon has dropped, and it's set to be a reggaeton fiesta. The show follows three friends as they chase their dreams of making it big in the music industry, and it premieres on Netflix on October 19. Neon is co-created and executive-produced by Shea Serrano, author and journalist behind the New York Times bestsellers The Rap Year Book and Movies (and Other Things). Writer and producer Max Searle, who also executive-produced Lil Dicky's Dave and was co-showrunner on the sitcom Chad, serves as the primary showrunner of the show.

Santi, played by Tyler Dean Flores, and his two best friends, Emma Ferreira and Jordan Mendoza relocate to Miami to help their friend succeed as a Reggaeton singer. Upon arrival to the 'Magic City,' the hilarious trio experiences all the ups and downs of Miami as they navigate the city and create impossible luck out of nothing. The trio shares laughs and heartwarming moments, including when Santi tells his friends, "Reggaeton is not my destiny; you guys are."

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Not only is it a hilarious comedy series, but the music and soundtrack make Neon a certifiable bop. The show's cast includes Santiago Cabrera as Oscar, Jordana Brewster as Gina, Genesis Rodriguez as Isa, Zack Fox as Zale, Jhayco as Javier Luna, and Villana as herself. Kali Uchis, El Alfa, JT's Muñekita, and Myke Towers's LALA are featured in the trailer. Reggae artists Daddy Yankee, Jhayco, and Jowell appear in the series. 

Neon is an eight-episode comedy that pulls back the curtain on the music industry, revealing the hilarious and sometimes harrowing realities of chasing your dreams. Whether you're aiming to be the next reggaeton superstar, a music industry mogul, or a visionary music video director, Neon doesn't shy away from the challenges that lie ahead. The Netflix website for the show said, "The comedy captures not only the three besties' larger-than-life dreams but also the harsh realities and funny mishaps of surviving the music industry. Together, they hope to make the biggest star in reggaeton — or at least pay their rent." Be sure to catch it on Netflix on October 19th!

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