Sebastián Zurita has been experiencing a roller coaster of emotions lately.
Surely, some of it is pandemic-related.
For the most part, the sleepless nighs are due to the coming premiere of his series “Cómo Sobrevivir Soltero (How to Survive Being Single).”
The series premieres Friday, June 26, on Amazon Prime Video.
It is the latest of the streaming giant’s original series and is available in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.
The series is a production of Campanario Entertainment and Addiction House and is distributed by Sony Pictures Television.
It follows a fictionalized version of Mexican actor Sebastián Zurita, who discovers in an embarrassingly public fashion that his girlfriend of 10 years has cheated on him.
The series also stars Fabrizio Santini, Tato Alexander, Roberto Flores, Lucía Gómez-Robledo, Octavio Hinojosa and Pamela Almanza.
Zurita and his brother, Emiliano, created the series over the course of two years.
“It’s crazy, while I was writing, it’s loosely based on my friends and my life,” Zurita says. “When I was writing, I was using my friends’ names and my name. I forgot to change them. Once I was in the writer’s room, everyone noticed that the stories were mine. I was making fun of myself and the experiences that I was going through trying to date in today’s world.”
Zurita says the show touches on plenty of subjects, while remaining politically aware.
He made sure the series would have a universal theme, despite the dialogue being in Spanish.
“In Mexico City, I’ve worked for a long time to get noticed as more than just an actor,” he says. “The whole process has been intense from the start. We’ve all been on the same page at bringing an audience a series that they can escape to. It’s important, especially in the world today. We need that break and have to remember to laugh.”
The years of work has paid off for Zurita, as the show is gaining a lot of buzz.
He’s looking forward to the world being able to see it and is thankful he was given an opportunity to try to make people smile.
“Even if there’s a pandemic, making art is a good way to reflect on society,’ he says. “My mom says, ‘Don’t take life so seriously. You don’t get out of it alive.’ Being able to push myself in both developing and starring in the series was scary. But I had to jump in.”