The production of a new situation comedy series for Cuban television constitutes one of the most recent projects promoted by the Cuban filmmaker Rolando Peña Lorenzo (Roly), director of television programs, whose premiere is expected for the next summer stage in Cuba.
The well-known television director explained that it is a 27-minute show, in which a situation comedy will be developed, where the characters have to live together in a specific context and face the various problems that arise according to their interests.
The protagonists will be the members of Etcétera comedy group, professionals of humor, who in their works combine theatrical art with that of humor, where they take care of every detail in the dramaturgy of the characters and the staging.
Besides, the filmmaker stated that other Cuban comedians and actors will intervene, according to the script and their performance on stage, where a certain stereotype is not established in the selection process.
A chapter zero has already been produced, known as pilot, that facilitated the approval process of the series by Cuban Television and included the participation of guest artists such as Jorge Martínez, Rigoberto Ferrer, Carlo Gonzalvo and Jorge Díaz, he stressed.
This pilot episode was presented to the public for the first time at the end of 2020 at the Comandante Eddy Suñol theater, in the city of Holguín, as part of the celebrations for the 15th anniversary of the comedy group Etcétera; a theatre that has witnessed its emergence and professional development, where it was possible to measure the acceptance of this material, whose premiere is scheduled for the next summer.
To date, a name has not been defined, he specified, and for the moment it is identified as Etcétera Etcétera, named after this comedy group that stars the show. Also, it was conceptualized the realization of two seasons of around 12 or 13 episodes each, including the one that will take place in the winter.
Roly Peña is a director of television programs known for spaces such as the youth series “Enigma de un verano” and “Coco verde”, so as his most recent production “LCB: La otra guerra 2”, who considers that the approval of the new comedy proposal by Cuban Television represents a way of presenting various options to the audience, according to their tastes in the field of humor.