Gloria Estefan to Star on ‘Red Table Talk: The Estefans’ for Facebook Watch
Facebook Watch announced Wednesday (Jan. 22) a spin-off of their original series Red Table Talk that will feature Latin music icon Gloria Estefan in Red Table Talk: The Estefans.
The original series, executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith and Westbrook Studios — her company with husband Will Smith — will launch a second series set in Miami featuring Latin music icon Estefan, her daughter and up-and-coming musician Emily Estefan and television host and niece Lili Estefan.
“I’m incredibly excited to carry the Red Table Talk torch with my family in Miami,” Estefan said in a press release. “Jada and I have spoken about this a lot and feel my daughter, niece and I can tackle issues important to us and our fans with a new and fresh voice. Jada has done this incredibly and continues to do with her family in their candid, intimate, and groundbreaking conversations at the iconic Red Table.”
On the talk show, the women, who are of three different generations, will have candid conversations on topics such as social and personal issues and will occasionally have special celebrity guests and experts to join the converstion.
Furthermore, Facebook Watch also signed a three-year deal with Pinkett Smith and Westbrook Studios streaming new episodes of the Daytime Emmy-nominated original series through 2022 featuring Pinkett Smith, her daughter Willow Smith and her mother Adrienne Banfield Norris.
"I’m incredibly proud of Red Table Talk, and thrilled to build upon this franchise with my family and with Gloria, Emily and Lili,” Pinkett Smith said in a statement. “Red Table Talk has created a space to have open, honest and healing conversations around social and topical issues, and what’s most powerful for me is hearing people’s stories and engaging with our fans in such a tangible way on the Facebook Watch platform. I’m excited to see the Estefans put their spin on the franchise and take it to new places.”
Both Estefan and Pinkett Smith will serve as executive producers on Red Table Talk: The Estefans.