Prime Video’s The Horror of Dolores Roach celebrated the series premiere on Thursday with an empanada delivery to the LA River Center La Mujeres de la Tierra, for local community and Latina economic empowerment organization members.
Mujeres de la Tierra Administration and Human Resource Manager Wendy Sotelo, Founder President and CEO Irma Munoz, Treasurer Samantha Martinez and Volunteer Coordinator Briseida Pineda were on hand to welcome bags of both chicken and guava and cheese empanadas that were distributed to members of the Latina-founded and led environmental organization and local families.
Based on the Spotify podcast series of the same name, The Horror of Dolores Roach, is a contemporary Sweeney Todd-inspired urban legend of love, betrayal, weed, cannibalism and survival of the fittest. Dolores Roach (Justina Machado) is released from prison after 16 years and returns to a gentrified Washington Heights. She reunites with an old stoner friend, Luis (Alejandro Hernandez), who lets her live and work as a masseuse in the basement under his empanada shop. When the promise of her newfound stability is quickly threatened, “Magic Hands” Dolores is driven to shocking culinary extremes to survive.
Originally created by Aaron Mark as a one-woman play, Empanada Loca, Mark created, wrote and directed the original podcast, and penned the pilot script. The new series comes from Aaron Mark, who also serves as co-showrunner and executive producer with Dara Resnik, alongside executive producers Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jason Blum, Chris McCumber; Jeremy Gold and Chris Dickie for Blumhouse Television; Dawn Ostroff, Mimi O’Donnell and Justin McGoldrick for Spotify; Gloria Calderón Kellett for GloNation Studios; and Roxann Dawson, who also directed the pilot.
The Horror of Dolores Roach series stars include Justina Machado, Alejandro Hernandez, Kita Updike and K. Todd Freeman. All eight episodes are available now on Prime Video.
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