*By Conor White* The new Starz series "Vida" is a rarity on English -language television: A show about Latinos, created by a Latino. "It's very easy, I think, a lot of times, to paint cultures with very broad strokes," the show's star Mishel Prada said Wednesday in an interview with Cheddar's Kristen Scholer and Tim Stenovec. "What was amazing was having all different types of Latino people in the writers' room, you really start to carve out different nuances in the identities of Latino people." Prada and Melissa Barrera play estranged sisters who must confront their feelings about one another to hold their family together after the death of their mother. "It's basically a show about coming home and facing your roots and facing who you really are," said Barrera. "Which is what a lot of people run away from." "Vida" was scheduled to have its premiere on May 6 on Starz. For the full interview, [click here](https://cheddar.com/videos/starz-series-vida-proves-blood-is-thicker-than-water).

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