Eva Longoria: Searching For Mexico - Info We Know So Far

During his search for Italy, Stanley Tucci pulled many of us out of our homes and into fascinating Italian cities such as Naples and Rome. The seasoned actor, who you may recognize from "The Hunger Games" movies or the TV series "ER," has helped viewers fall in love with Italian food all over again with his six-part docuseries "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy." This series was such a massive success, that CNN is not only giving us another season, but we get Eva Longoria, too.

The former desperate housewife can be found "Searching for Mexico" with a new six-part docuseries streaming on CNN's new streaming service, CNN+. Longoria wants to find what she calls the "hidden gems" of Mexico, and share them with the world. And we're guessing if you enjoyed Tucci's jaunt around il Bel Paese, you're probably going to love watching Longoria eat, drink, and dance her way through the dreamy cities and villages of Mexico.

Here's what we know about "Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico."

When does Eva Longoria Searching for Mexico debut

When Variety broke the news about Eva Longoria's six-part documentary, "Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico," they were coy about a release date. Perhaps this is because the network airing the series, CNN, is itself dancing around a debut date on its new streaming service, CNN+. The network announced its new streaming service in July of 2021, reporting that it would launch in the first quarter of 2022.

While the CNN Press Room continues to post news about the exciting lineup that its streaming service is prepared to offer — anticipated shows like Longoria's are still without a concrete air date other than "Spring 2022." That said, it did slip that season two of "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy" will be among the first of the CNN Original Series programs to hit the streaming service when it comes out of course. But Mexico-seekers will have to wait until "later in 2022" for Longoria's series. Looks like Mexico's hidden gems will stay hidden a little while longer.

What will Searching for Mexico look like

CNN is calling Longoria's series "an entirely new and exciting iteration of the critically acclaimed CNN Original Series, 'Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy,'" and says that it's even produced by the same, Emmy-winning company. But while "Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico" already has a blueprint, its adventures will require an entirely new map. "Mexican food can be found in every corner of the world," CNN explains, "but its origins tell the story of culture and people deeply connected to the land and spirit of their country."

As a Mexican-American woman, Longoria knows a little something about the land, and she "can't wait for everyone to fall in love with the magic of Mexico." Her expertise extends to the "spirit" category as well, especially after this year's launch of Casa del Sol, an ultra-premium tequila brand that Longoria founded with fellow Mexican women, Mariana Padilla and Alejandra Pelayo (per Travel + Leisure). Since CNN states that part of Longoria's new series will include harvesting blue agave, Aztec-style, to make tequila, it sounds like they have the perfect host.

What kind of foods will we see in Searching for Mexico

Even if you came for the tequila, you should stay for the tacos. "Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico" is a food show, or, perhaps, a "culinary travelogue documentary," as The New York Times puts it. 

While CNN doesn't give away much in terms of culinary specifics for "Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico," it does mention mole, a classic Mexican dish, and hints that Longoria might get a chance to explore the traditional, slow cooking methods of the Oaxacan people on her travels. And, while she does live in Mexico City part-time, Travel + Leisure points out that Longoria's tequila distillery is located in Arandas, near Guadalajara. This region, she says has "an electric and eclectic vibe" and describes its many eateries as "iconic places." Perhaps Longoria will be taste testing a few local dishes in Guadalajara and Mexico City, too.

Additional information on Searching for Mexico

It's no secret that "Eva Longoria: Searching for Mexico" will have major Tucci-in-Tuscany vibes. The production company, RAW, which won an Emmy for "Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy," will be producing Longoria's series and Tucci himself is set to executive produce the program alongside Longoria and Ben Spector (per Variety). 

"Eva's passion for Mexico and its culture and cuisine are a natural follow up to Stanley's trip through Italy," an executive with CNN said. And since Tucci will be busy finding more for us to adore in Italy for season two of his own show, it makes sense for Longoria to start her search for hidden gems in Mexico sooner rather than later.

Per CNN, Longoria states, "I am a huge fan of Stanley's journey throughout Italy; he set the bar high, and I can't wait for everyone to fall in love with the magic of Mexico." The new series will only be available on CNN+, which the network claims will launch in early 2022. How early, we can't be sure as we await further information from CNN+.