Neon synopsis: What is the Netflix series about?

NEON. (L to R) Emma Ferreira as Ness, Tyler Dean Flores as Santi and Jordan Mendoza as Felix in NEON. Cr. Francisco Roman/Netflix © 2023
NEON. (L to R) Emma Ferreira as Ness, Tyler Dean Flores as Santi and Jordan Mendoza as Felix in NEON. Cr. Francisco Roman/Netflix © 2023 /
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There’s been a lot of new releases of reality shows and dramas on Netflix lately, and I, for one, am in the mood for a comedy. If you’re like me, then we’re both in luck! That’s because a new comedy is headed our way on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023. Get ready for the debut of Neon on Netflix!

The series is all about a trio of friends determined to make it in the music industry. Specifically in the “world of reggaeton,” per the synopsis. But as many know, it’s not easy to make it big. They’re going to face challenges, as well as mishaps along their journey to success. Check out the official description and trailer from the streamer below:

"From small-town Florida to the bustling beaches and bright lights of Miami, Neon follows three friends as they hustle their way to making it big in the world of reggaeton. The eight-episode comedy captures not only the three besties’ larger-than-life dreams, but also the harsh realities and funny mishaps of surviving the music industry. Tyler Dean Flores plays Santi, a rising reggaeton artist who, with the help of his friends Ness (Emma Ferreira), Felix (Jordan Mendoza), and A&R rep Mia (Courtney Taylor), hopes to become the biggest star in reggaeton. Or at least pay his rent."

What you need to know about Neon on Netflix

Neon is an eight-episode comedy filmed in Puerto Rico set to debut in full on Netflix this Thursday, Oct. 19. The show is executive produced by Puerto Rican rapper and singer Daddy Yankee. We shared the episode titles provided by Netflix below:

  • Episode 1  – “The Dream”
  • Episode 2  – “Opening Up”
  • Episode 3 – “Forbidden Fruta”
  • Episode 4 – “Art Basel”
  • Episode 5  – “Corillo”
  • Episode 6 – “Isanti”
  • Episode 7 – “New Management”
  • Episode 8 – “The Reality”
NEON. (L to R) Jordan Mendoza as Felix, Tyler Dean Flores as Santi and Emma Ferreira as Ness in NEON. Cr. Francisco Roman/Netflix © 2023
NEON. (L to R) Jordan Mendoza as Felix, Tyler Dean Flores as Santi and Emma Ferreira as Ness in NEON. Cr. Francisco Roman/Netflix © 2023 /

The series is mostly centered around the character of Santi, played by actor Tyler Dean Flores. Santi comes from the small-town of Fort Myers, Florida. But his dreams are anything but small! With good looks, charisma, and raw talent, he believes he can make it big in the music industry after his song “Exagerao” goes viral, per Netflix. Friendship is key, especially when it comes to his besties, Ness and Felix, who plan to help him out on his musical journey

Ness is a “hustler with a chip on her shoulder” and Santi’s manager. She always tries to stay two steps ahead to help her succeed in the industry even though she’s not that experienced in it yet. The third friend who makes up this terrific trio is Felix. Being introverted, socially awkward, and the only one not Latinx in his friend group causes him to sometimes feel  like an outsider. But being Santi’s creative director is what he does best.

We shared the full cast list below:

  • Tyler Dean Flores as Santi
  • Emma Ferriera as Ness
  • Jordan Mendoza as Felix
  • Courtney Taylor as Mia
  • Santiago Cabera as Oscar
  • Jordana Brewster as Gina
  • Genesis Rodriguez as Isa
  • Alycia Pascual-Pena as Celeste

I love the story about three close friends who are all ready to make it with their big dreams! I think this is going to be a lovely show, and think you should add it to your watch-list. With original music, a story about friendship, and everything else in between, why wouldn’t we check it out?

Neon drops all eight episodes Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023 on Netflix.

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