Latin Sitcom ‘Retornados’ Highlights Life After the Mission


The YouTube series “Retornados,” or returnees in english, features four friends experiencing life after the mission.

The sketches cover the different challenges and triumphs that returned missionaries face upon returning home. Hugo Dantés, producer and director of “Retornados” told the affiliate that,

The creation of the series is in direct response to the many situations that return missionaries experience that isn’t addressed by the Church.

The cast is composed of Carlos Hernandez, Limnhi E. Lopez, Israel Cruz and Hugo Dantés all returned missionaries from Tijuana, Mexico.

The pilot episode is about Ernesto, a recently returned missionary who reunites with his best friends Alex, Mahonri and Carlos. Ernesto and his returned missionary friends try to readjust to normal life, experiencing trials and challenges along the way.

To watch more episodes of “Retornados,” go to YouTube.

Bridget is a newsroom writer at She graduated in April 2015 from Brigham Young University in communications with an emphasis of public relations. She served a Spanish speaking LDS mission in McAllen, Texas. She is a skilled pianist and an expert baker of chocolate chip cookies.