Mr. Iglesias

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Mr. Iglesias
Mr. Iglesias Title Card.jpg
Genre
Created byKevin Hench
Starring
Theme music composerOzomatli
Composer(s)Joseph LoDuca
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)Chris Arrington
CinematographyPeter Smokler
Editor(s)Scott Hill
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time26–31 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Hench in the Trench Productions
  • Fluffy Shop Studios
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format4K; HDR
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21) –
present (present)
External links
Official website

Mr. Iglesias is an American comedy web television series that premiered on Netflix on June 21, 2019.[1] The series stars Gabriel Iglesias who executive produces alongside Kevin Hench, Joe Meloche, and Ron DeBlasio. In August 2019, the series was renewed for a second season.[2]

Premise[edit]

Mr. Iglesias follows "a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater. He takes on teaching gifted but misfit kids to not only save them from being "counseled out" by a bully bureaucrat Assistant Principal, but also to help them unlock their full potential."[3]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias as Gabriel "Gabe" Iglesias, a fun-loving and good-natured history teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, California. He recently quit alcohol and regularly attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
  • Sherri Shepherd as Paula Madison, the principal at Woodrow Wilson High. She was formerly a teacher and holds an impressive teaching record and has had three divorces.
  • Jacob Vargas as Tony Ochoa, a fellow history teacher at Woodrow Wilson High and Gabe's best friend. He has a gambling problem and is attracted to Abby.
  • Maggie Geha as Abigail "Abby" Spencer, the overly-pure and naïve rookie history teacher at Woodrow Wilson High.
  • Richard Gant as Ray Hayward, Gabe and Tony's old teacher who still works at Woodrow Wilson High.
  • Cree Cicchino as Marisol Fuentes, Gabe's favorite student who is smart. She also works three jobs.
  • Fabrizio Guido as Mikey Gutierrez, one of Gabe's not so bright students who has a crush on Marisol.
  • Tucker Albrizzi as Walt (season 2; recurring season 1)[4], one of Gabe's less than bright students and best friend of Lorenzo.

Recurring[edit]

  • Oscar Nunez as Carlos, the assistant principal at Woodrow Wilson High. The students and teachers have a low opinion of him and he frequently butts heads with Mr. Iglesias.
  • Coy Stewart as Lorenzo, one of Gabe's students who often sits next to Walt. He is a conspiracy theorist who constantly worries about government surveillance.
  • Gloria Aung as Grace, one of Gabriel's smart students who uses her computer to talk because she is uncomfortable speaking in public. She later overcomes her social anxiety and becomes one of Gabriel's more vocal students. Her parents force her to take violin lessons.
  • Bentley Green as Rakeem Rozier, the star running back who recently transferred from Abby's class to Gabe's class at Woodrow Wilson High.
  • Kathryn Feeney as Katie, a waitress at the DeBlasio's Restaurant where the teachers hang out.
  • Christopher McDonald as Coach Dixon, the football coach at Woodrow Wilson High. He values athletics over academics.

Guest stars[edit]

  • Brooke Sorenson as Whitney, a less than humble honors student.
  • Megyn Price as Jessica Dobbs, a member of an Alcoholics Anonymous meetings group that Gabe goes to and Walt's mom. She and her husband are divorced.
  • Chris Garcia as Mr. Gomez
  • Jesus Trejo as Mr. Trujillo, a science teacher.
  • Ron Pearson as Jim, the school janitor who can juggle and balance objects on his chin.
  • Joel McHale as Danny, Abby's fiancé. It's revealed that he is cheating on her and Abby breaks up with him. In "Oh Boy, Danny", he comes to Long Beach to win back Abby, but she inevitably rejects him. He ends up moving to Long Beach permanently to work for Abby's trust again.
  • Maria Quezada as Rita Perez, a tough student who has priors and a crush on Lorenzo.
  • Carol Lyn Black as Ruth, an elderly substitute Spanish teacher.

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [5]
1"Some Children Left Behind"Andy AckermanKevin HenchJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)
Gabe learns that many of his students are being "counseled out" in order to raise Woodrow Wilson High's school ranking. Gabe, Tony, and Abby compete for the honors class teaching position.
2"Summer School"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Luisa LeschinJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)
Gabe's summer class students have to present their final oral reports to continue on to the next school year, but Carlos requires them to be graded by a different teacher and hinders Mikey's chances of passing.
3"Full Hearts, Clear Backpacks"Phill LewisIsaac GonzalezJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)
Carlos enforces a clear plastic backpack policy at Woodrow Wilson High, causing the students to protest.
4"The Wagon"Phill LewisPeter MurrietaJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)
Rakeem, the school's star football player, moves into Gabe's class for an easy A. Gabe hits an accidental road bump in his sobriety.
5"Everybody Hates Gabe"Leonard R. Garner Jr.Sam SklaverJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)
Rakeem is allowed an extension on a grade-defining paper because of the big game against Poly, and Marisol questions Gabe's judgment.
6"Bullying"Victor GonzalezJacque Edmonds CoferJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)
Lorenzo keeps missing class, and Gabe tries to get to the bottom of it.
7"Talent Show"Trevor KirschnerJulia Ahumada GrobJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)

Gabe tries to get his kids to enter the school talent show. When Walt's dad flakes, Gabe has to convince him to go on with the show.

Guest: Ron Pearson as Janitor Jim
8"Teachers' Strike"Jody Margolin HahnAaron SernaJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)
The teachers go on strike, but Gabe finds a way to continue getting his class ready for the academic decathlon.
9"Oh Boy, Danny"Jody Margolin HahnChris GarciaJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)
Danny comes to California to win back Abby. Mr. Hayward tries to get Marisol to consider Stanford.
10"Academic Decathlon"Gloria Calderón KellettD.J. RyanJune 21, 2019 (2019-06-21)
Gabe convinces Marisol to transfer to the honors class before the academic decathlon.

Production[edit]

Development[edit]

On April 26, 2018, Netflix announced that it had given the production a series order for a first season consisting of ten episodes. Executive producers were set to include Gabriel Iglesias and Kevin Hench.[3][6][7] On August 17, 2018, it was announced that Joe Meloche and Ron DeBlasio were joining the series as executive producers and that Peter Murietta, Luisa Leschin, and Sam Sklavar would serve as co-executive producers.[8]On April 24, 2019, it was announced the series will premiere on June 21, 2019.[1] On August 8, 2019, Netflix renewed the series for a second season of 12 episodes.[2][9]

Casting[edit]

Alongside the initial series order announcement, it was confirmed that Gabriel Iglesias would star in the series.[3] On August 17, 2018, it was announced that Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha, and Cree Cicchino had been cast as series regulars.[8] In September 2018, it was reported that Richard Gant and Sherri Shepherd had been cast in main roles and that Tucker Albrizzi would appear in a recurring capacity.[10][11] In October 2018, it was announced that Fabrizio Guido had joined the cast in a series regular role and that Megyn Price and Coy Stewart had been cast as recurring characters.[12][13] On September 6, 2019, Tucker Albrizzi was promoted to be a series regular for the second season.[4]

Reception[edit]

The review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes provides a 88% approval from 8 reviews and an average rating of 8/10.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias Is Headlining the Classroom in "Mr. Iglesias" - June 21 on Netflix". The Futon Critic. April 24, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Petski, Denise (August 8, 2019). "'Mr. Iglesias' Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Andreeva, Nellie (April 26, 2018). "Netflix Orders Gabriel Iglesias Multi-Camera Comedy Series, Standup Specials". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Petski, Denise (September 6, 2019). "'Mr. Iglesias': Tucker Albrizzi Upped To Series Regular For Season 2 Of Netflix Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  5. ^ "Mr. Iglesias – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved June 20, 2019.
  6. ^ Otterson, Joe (April 26, 2018). "Netflix Orders Gabriel Iglesias Multi-Cam Series, Two Comedy Specials". Variety. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (April 26, 2018). "Gabriel Iglesias Inks Netflix Deal for Scripted Comedy Series, Pair of Stand-Up Specials". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  8. ^ a b Petski, Denise (August 17, 2018). "'Mr. Iglesias': Jacob Vargas, Maggie Geha & Cree Cicchino Cast In Netflix Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  9. ^ G a b r i e l - I g l e s i a s [@fluffyguy] (October 15, 2019). "Season 2 of #MrIglesias will have 12 episodes. Season 1 was 10" (Tweet). Retrieved November 8, 2019 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (September 4, 2018). "'Mr. Iglesias': Richard Gant Cast As Regular, Tucker Albrizzi To Recur In Netflix Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (September 17, 2018). "'Mr. Iglesias': Sherri Shepherd To Co-Star In Netflix Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (October 4, 2018). "'Dead To Me' Casts Sam McCarthy; Fabrizio Guido Joins 'Mr. Iglesias'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 4, 2018.
  13. ^ Petski, Denise (October 30, 2018). "'Mr. Iglesias': Megyn Price & Coy Stewart To Recur In Netflix Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  14. ^ "Mr. Iglesias: Season 1 (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved July 8, 2019.

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