Promised Land
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GenreDrama
Created byMatt Lopez
Starring
Music byGustavo Santaolalla and Kevin Kiner
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Production
Executive producers
Producers
  • John LaBrucherie
  • Joe DeOliveira
  • P. Todd Coe
Cinematography
  • John Peters
  • Anthony Vietro
  • James Sterba
Editors
  • Kane Platt
  • Joe Mitacek
  • Sandra Torres Granovsky
  • Luis Colina
  • Justin Chinn
  • Jennifer Hatton
Running time42–56 minutes
Production companies
  • Neptune Way
  • Lit Entertainment
  • Little Mountain Films
  • ABC Signature
Release
Original network
Original releaseJanuary 24 (2022-01-24) –
March 29, 2022 (2022-03-29)

Promised Land is an American family drama television series that premiered on January 24, 2022 on ABC. The story focuses on Joe Sandoval, patriarch of two blended Latino families who runs a successful Sonoma County, California vineyard and is preparing to hand the vineyard's management to one of his children. Two sub-plots involve the challenges of undocumented immigrants from Mexico who come to work at the vineyard, and conflicts with a hotel owner who blames Sandoval (who bought the vineyard from her father) for her father's death. The final five episodes of the series premiered on Hulu. In May 2022, the series was officially canceled after one season.

Cast and characters

Main

Recurring

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air/release date [1]U.S. viewers
(millions)
ABC
1"A Place Called Heritage"Michael CuestaMatt LopezJanuary 24, 2022 (2022-01-24)1.89[2]
2"La Madrugada"
"Day Break"
Edward OrnelasMatt LopezJanuary 31, 2022 (2022-01-31)[a]1.77[5]
3"La Lucha"
"The Struggle"
Nick CopusEmilia SerranoFebruary 7, 2022 (2022-02-07)1.68[6]
4"El Regalo"
"The Gift"
Felix Enriquez AlcaláMichael Jones-MoralesFebruary 14, 2022 (2022-02-14)1.54[7]
5"Los Rivales"
"Rivals"
Clara AranovichTalia GonzalezFebruary 21, 2022 (2022-02-21)1.60[8]
Hulu
6"El Cuchicheo"
"The Whispering"
Nick GomezChristopher Oscar PeñaMarch 1, 2022 (2022-03-01)N/A
7"El Mejor de los Tiempos"
"The Best of Times"
Ryan ZaragozaTara TomicevicMarch 8, 2022 (2022-03-08)N/A
8"La Verdad Te Hara Libre"
"The Truth Shall Set You Free"
Chi-Yoon ChungJamie ConwayMarch 15, 2022 (2022-03-15)N/A
9"La Cosecha"
"The Harvest"
Lily MariyeMark WildingMarch 22, 2022 (2022-03-22)N/A
10"La Tierra Prometida"
"The Promised Land"
Edward OrnelasMatt LopezMarch 29, 2022 (2022-03-29)N/A

Production

Development

In February 2021, ABC ordered a pilot for a family drama titled Promised Land, originally titled American Heritage, from writer and executive producer Matt Lopez.[9][10] In April 2021, it was announced that Michael Cuesta would direct the pilot episode and be an executive producer.[11] On August 11, 2021, Promised Land was given a series order.[12] On May 6, 2022, ABC officially canceled the series after one season.[13]

Casting

In March 2021, Christina Ochoa was cast to play the role of Veronica Sandoval.[14] The following day, Mariel Molino landed the role of Carmen Sandoval.[15] In April, it was announced that Andres Velez would portray Carlos Rincón.[16] The following week, John Ortiz was cast in the role as Joe Sandoval.[17] Three days later, Cecilia Suárez & Augusto Aguilera were cast as Lettie Sandoval and Mateo Flores respectively.[18] The following week, Tonatiuh Elizarraraz was cast as Antonio Sandoval, and the day after that, Katya Martín was cast as Juana Sánchez.[19][20] In May 2021, Rolando Chusan was cast as Billy Rincón.[21] In October 2021, Bellamy Young was cast as Margaret Honeycroft.[22] In January 2022, Yul Vazquez, Julio Macias, Ariana Guerra, Kerri Medders, Tom Amandes, Natalia del Riego, and Miguel Angel Garcia joined the cast in recurring roles.[23]

Release

The series premiered on January 24, 2022, on ABC.[24] Due to low ratings, ABC pulled Promised Land from the schedule, effective after the fifth episode on February 21, 2022. The last five episodes are set to stream exclusively on Hulu, starting from the sixth episode on March 1, 2022.[25] Previously, episodes had been posted to Hulu next-day after premiere as is custom with ABC shows.[26]

Reception

Critical response

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating with an average rating of 7.4/10, based on 7 critic reviews.[27] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 72 out of 100 based on 5 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[28]

Ratings

Viewership and ratings per episode of Promised Land
No. Title Air date Rating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "A Place Called Heritage" January 24, 2022 0.2 1.89[2] 0.1 0.96 0.3 2.85[29][b]
2 "La Madrugada (Day Break)" January 31, 2022 0.2 1.77[5] N/A N/A N/A N/A
3 "La Lucha (The Struggle)" February 7, 2022 0.2 1.68[6] N/A N/A N/A N/A
4 "El Regalo (The Gift)" February 14, 2022 0.2 1.54[7] N/A N/A N/A N/A
5 "Los Rivales (Rivals)" February 21, 2022 0.2 1.60[8] 0.1 0.62 0.3 2.21[30][b]

Notes

  1. ^ This episode was released early on Hulu on January 25, 2022.[3][4]
  2. ^ a b Live+7 ratings were unavailable, so Live+3 ratings have been used instead.

References

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