Company Wide Shut lent its design skills to the main titles of Norman Lear's new show for Netflix, One Day at a Time. The uptempo main title sequence - animated to the beat of Gloria Estefan's version of the original theme song - had to cover a lot of ground in its fifty seconds.
Set in Los Angeles, the sitcom focuses on a multi-generational Cuban-american family living under one roof. That Cuban-american heritage became the foundation of the title sequence, weaving familial and political histories (matriarch Rita Moreno's character having fled Castro's Cuba as a child during the Operation Pedro Pan campaign of the early 1960's).
The Echo Park neighborhood and Cuban-american culture were other key ingredients, as was an emphasis on Justina Machado's single mom character being both a nurse and a veteran.