When a show focuses on the characters' houses, high school, and neighborhood with frequent gang violence, it's only natural for viewers to wonder where these locations were filmed.
Netflix's popular teenage dramedy, On My Block, follows a group of young friends who grow up in a fictional but dangerous part of Los Angeles called Freeridge. The show drew attention for its diversity and unique storylines.
The first season of the series was shot in Los Angeles, and later, for seasons two and three, production members captured sequences around other parts of the city. Several of the scenes of a character indulging in criminal gang activities were also filmed on the outskirts of the city.
The show is set in a fictional neighborhood, and it follows four teen friends growing up in a dangerous neighborhood in LA. The show does a good job of portraying the harsh reality of teen life, and it is one of the most critically-acclaimed shows on the streaming service.
On My Block is a gritty coming-of-age dramedy that doesn't shy away from depicting gang violence, and it does a very good job of showing the harsh realities of the situation. It is a show that is tonally somewhere between 'Awkward' and 'Freaks and Geeks', and it is not afraid to tackle some really dark themes at times.
The first season of On My Block was a huge hit with the fans, and its creators were rewarded with a huge overall deal with Netflix last year. Lauren Lungerich, Jamie Uyeshiro, Jamie Dooner, and Eddie Gonzalez will bring a new On My Block spinoff to the platform, called Freeridge, in 2023.