Netflix’s One Day at a Time adds Indie de Beaufort, Alex Quijano
Following the reveal in March that the award-winning series One Day at a Time had been renewed for a third season, Deadline reports that India de Beaufort (Veep, NCIS: LA) and Alex Quijano (Fresh Off The Boat, 13 Reasons Why) have been added to Netfix’s family sitcom.
De Beaufort is set to play the role of Avery, Schneider’s new love interest while Quijano will be portraying Mateo who is a dad friend of Penelope’s from school, who turns into something more. Schneider is played by Todd Grinnell who is de Beaufort’s real-life husband. The third season of One Day at a Time will be the first time that Grinnell and de Beaufort will be playing as an on-screen couple.
A reimagining of the iconic Norman Lear sitcom, One Day at a Time is a hilarious and heartfelt comedy that follows three generations of a Cuban-American family sometimes-reluctantly cohabitating and navigating the ups and downs of life. A newly-single mom and military veteran journeys through the triumphs and tribulations that come with raising two strong-willed, mega-millennial children, all the while enlisting the “help” of her old-school mother and her building manager-turned-invaluable confidante. Through a contemporary lens, One Day at a Time offers a glimpse at what life looks like, in good times and bad — and how those around you somehow make it all worthwhile.
The returning cast includes Justina Machado as Penelope, Isabelle Gomez as Elena, Rita Moreno (Singin’ in the Rain, West Side Story) as Lydia, Todd Grinnell as Dwayne Schneider, Stephen Toblowsky as Dr. Leslie Berkowitz and Marcel Ruiz as Alex . Season 3 of One Day at a Time will have 13 episodes running 30 minutes each.
The Executive Producers include Norman Lear, co-creators/co-showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, Michael Garcia and Brent Miller. The show will be produced by Sony Pictures Television for Netflix.