Martha Higareda is preparing for double-duty on Televisa USA’s new project.
The 30-year-old Mexican actress will executive produce and star in Televisa USA’s scripted action drama series Coma.
Described as an hourlong action drama with sci-fi elements, Coma focuses on 10,000 comatose patients around the world who in the course of three days suddenly wake up fighting for their lives. Inexplicably, they all have the same message: Stop Ian Wallace, the man they say will be responsible for starting World War III.
Higareda will portray Dr. Victoria Neves in the pilot.
The division of Televisa, a subsidiary of Spanish-language producer-distributor Grupo Televisa, acquired the spec series written by Francesco Papini and Noé Santillán López.
Televisa USA will shop the series to broadcast, cable and digital outlets including Netflix and Amazon.
The deal comes as Televisa USA continues its push into original scripted fare. The banner co-produces ABC Family‘s Chasing Lifeas well as Lifetime‘s Devious Maids.