She’s already earning rave reviews for her starring role in Filly Brown, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival… And now Gina Rodriguez is preparing for the next chapter of her red-hot career.
Rodriguez, who received an Imagen Award nomination earlier this year for her work in the film Go For It!, has signed a talent holding deal with ABC and ABC Studios to star in a pilot targeted for next season.
She isn’t attached to a specific project yet, but Rodriguez could end up working on Marc Cherry’s Devious Maids, which revolves around four Latina maids in Beverly Hills.
Rodriguez, who has appeared on Army Wives, first gained the attention of network executives last year when she guest starred on ABC’s comedy Happy Endings.
The deal comes just shy of the world premiere of Filly Brown at the Sundance Film Festival this Friday.
The film, which centers on a young hip-hop artist from Los Angeles (Rodriguez) whose budding career comes to a crossroads when she’s offered a crack at stardom by a shady producer, has already been designated a must-see by film buyers.