Which On My Block characters are in Freeridge?

Freeridge. (L to R) Paula Garces as Geny, Eric Neil Gutierrez as Ruben Sr. in episode 104 of Freeridge. Cr. Kevin Estrada © 2022
Freeridge. (L to R) Paula Garces as Geny, Eric Neil Gutierrez as Ruben Sr. in episode 104 of Freeridge. Cr. Kevin Estrada © 2022 /

Freeridge is now streaming on Netflix, and we’re seeing a lot of questions swirling around the internet about the new teen series. Specifically, people are wondering which On My Block characters appear in the spinoff. Luckily, you’ve arrived at the right place if you’re looking for the answer.

Earlier on, Netflix announced that some cast members from On My Block would be reprising their roles in Freeridge. However, there’s one particular original cast member who returns in the spinoff but plays a new character. The cast member is Peggy Blow, who played Abuelita/Marisol in On My Block.

But the streaming giant didn’t reveal the names of every cast member from On My Block who would appear in Freeridge. In fact, there are two On My Block characters we were shocked to see make an appearance in the spinoff. So, what familiar faces can On My Block fans expect to see in Freeridge? Find out below!

Spoilers from Freeridge ahead!

Which On My Block characters are in Freeridge?

There are six characters from the original series who appears in Freeridge. We shared them below.

Is Abuelita in Freeridge?

No. As we mentioned earlier, Peggy Blow portrays a new character in the spinoff. However, her new character is related to Abuelita in some way. Truthfully, the only way Abuelita would’ve been able to return is if she appeared as a ghost or in flashbacks because she died in the final season of On My Block. However, she doesn’t appear at all.

Is Geny Martinez in Freeridge?

Yes, Geny is in the spinoff series. If you recall, she is the caring mother of Ruby Martinez from the original series. She appears in several episodes of the spinoff, and you’ll enjoy every scene she’s in. In addition, Geny is played by Paula Garcés. Paula was one of the original cast members announced to be reprising her role in the spinoff.

Is Ruben Martinez in Freeridge?

Yes, Ruben also returns in the spinoff. He’s Geny’s husband and Ruby’s father. Actually, Ruben and Geny appear together in all the same scenes in the new teen series. He’s played by Eric Gutierrez, who was also one of the original cast members announced to be coming back for the spinoff.

Is Jamal in Freeridge?

Unfortunately, Jamal (Brett Gray) does not physically appear in the spinoff. However, there’s a scene where some of the new characters talk to him through a gadget. But we don’t actually hear Jamal’s voice. A robot voice is used instead.

Is Ruby in Freeridge?

Sadly, Ruby (Jason Genao) does not make an appearance in the teen series either. However, he is mentioned once by his parents in the final episode of the season.

Is Dwayne Turner in Freeridge?

Yes, Dwayne Turner (Eme Ikwuakor) appears in the spinoff. He is Jamal’s father, and he appears in one episode of the first season. Viewers get to see him when the new characters go to his restaurant to try to get in contact with Jamal.

Is Francine Turner (Mrs. Turner) in Freeridge?

Yes, Mrs. Turner (Raushanah Simmons) appears in the same episode as Dwayne. However, the scene she’s in is very short. Mrs. Turner is Dwayne’s wife and Jamal’s mother.

Is Joker in Freeridge?

Yes! Joker (Joshua Armando Ticas) appears in a couple of episodes in the spinoff. Remember, he’s a Santos gang member. However, we find out that he’s dating Demi’s older sister in the spinoff.

Is Sad Eyes in Freeridge?

Yes, Sad Eyes (Steve Louis Villegas) appears briefly in the spinoff. He makes his appearance close to the end of the final episode. Like Joker, he’s also a Santos gang member.

Freeridge is streaming now only on Netflix.

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