Ariana Guerra to Star in Marvel’s Hulu-Bound “Helstrom” Series

Ariana Guerra is ready to marvel

The Latina actress has been cast in Marvel’s upcoming horror fueled Helstrom.

Ariana Guerra

She’s one of the talents who’ve been added to the cast of the demonic live-action series from Hulu and the home of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.for the 10-episode first season. 

Set to debut next year on the Disney-controlled streamer, Helstromwill be led by Tom Austen and Sydney Lemmon as supposed serial-killer offspring Daimon Helstrom and Ana Helstrom, respectively. 

Plagued by their family background, Austen and Lemmon will pursue the world’s vilest of the vile – with some family drama of their own.

Guerra, who has appeared on Netflix’sInsatiablewill will portray Gabriella Rosetti, a woman balancing logic and faith.

No word yet on how or when thetelevision series will roll out on Hulu.

Here are the cast and characters descriptions unveiled:

Tom Austen(Grantchester, The Royals) as Daimon Helstrom – A professor of ethics who moonlights as an exorcist, Daimon has no illusions about saving a world he has no patience for; he just hopes he can help a few of the people closest to him. In his battle against a hidden world, Daimon is determined to root out demons as they arise, and will not stop until they’re vanquished.

Sydney Lemmon(Fear The Walking Dead, Succession) as Ana Helstrom – By day, Ana runs a successful auction house and suffers no fools, but her true interest lies in hunting down those who hurt others. Traumatized by her father as a child, Ana is driven to rid the world of those like him, even as she secretly worries her father will return.

Elizabeth Marvel(Homeland, The Meyerowitz Stories) as Victoria Helstrom – Plagued by demons both real and imagined, Victoria has been institutionalized for 20 years. While she struggles to be herself, she hopes to repair her relationship with her children.

Robert Wisdom(Ballers, Watchmen) as Caretaker – Caretaker is a guardian of knowledge of the occult. He uses his knowledge and his relationship with Ana to help keep demonic forces at bay.

June Carryl(Mindhunter, Dead Women Walking) as Dr. Louise Hastings – A psychologist with a strong faith but an open mind, Hastings is head of the psychiatric hospital where Victoria is being monitored. She has watched over the Helstrom family for years, caring for them as best she can.

Ariana Guerra(Raising Dion, Insatiable) as Gabriella Rosetti – A woman balancing logic and faith, Gabriella arrives from the Vatican to help Daimon and Hastings uncover cases of demonic possession. She wants to save everyone she can, including Daimon.

Alain Uy(The Passage, Paper Tigers) as Chris Yen – Yen is Ana’s business partner and her closest friend — some would say surrogate brother. He carries out the bulk of the auction house’s responsibilities and assists Ana with whatever she needs.

Camila Perez to Appear on FX’s Limited Series “Teacher”

Camila Perez is about to be schooled

The Colombian actress is set to appear on FX’s limited series Teacher.

Camila Perez

Kate Mara and Nick Robinson will star in the 10-episode series, which is based on Hannah Fidell’s buzzy 2013 Sundance Film Festival feature, starring and executive produced by Mara.

A Teacherexplores the story behind the mugshot of a female high school teacher (Mara) caught in an affair with her male student (Robinson), revealing the complexities and consequences of these illegal relationships. 

Perez will appear in a recurring role, alongside Rya KihlstedtCameron Moulène and Ciara Bravo. Series regulars include Ashley Zukerman, Marielle ScottShane Harper and Adam David Thompson

Fidell, who wrote, directed and produced the film, will pen the adaptation, direct and executive produce the limited series.

Perezportrays Alison, Eric’s socially conscious and well-meaning ex-girlfriend. Bravoportrays Mary.

Perez recently recurred on Starand Gotham.

Bravo played Emma on Red Band Society.She was most recently seen on YouTube’s Wayne, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.Dand NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Natalia Cordova-Buckley to Voice Frida Kahlo in Disney/Pixar’s “Coco”

Natalia Cordova-Buckley is getting her Frida on…

The 34-year-old Mexican actress makes a cameo appearance as the voice of legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in the English language-version of Disney/Pixar’s animated film Coco.

Natalia Cordova-Buckley

The film, which features Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Edward James Olmos, and Anthony Gonzalez, follows Miguel, who through a mysterious and otherworldly chain of events, meets charming trickster Héctor (Bernal), and, together, they set off on an adventure of music and mystery, resulting in the most unusual family reunion.

The pic is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina and produced by Darla K. Anderson.

It screened at the Morelia Film Festival in Mexico and will open in U.S. theaters November 22.

Cordova-Buckley is best known in the U.S. for her role on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Olmos to Star in FX’s “Sons of Anarchy” Spinoff Drama Pilot “Mayans MC”

Edward James Olmos is ready to ride…

The 69-year-old Mexican American actor has been cast in Kurt Sutter’s FX drama pilot Mayans MC (working title), a spinoff of his hit series Sons of Anarchy.

Edward James Olmos

Co-created by Sutter and Elgin James, Mayans MC is set in the aftermath of Jax Teller’s death at the end of SOAs seven-season run in 2014. The offshoot will focus on the struggles of EZ Reyes, a prospect in the Mayan MC charter on the California/Mexico border.

Olmos, an Oscar nominee for his work in Stand and Deliver, will co-star as EZ’s father, Felipe Reyes, the once strong Mexican patriarch, crushed by bullets and hard labor, who struggles to keep his past buried and lead his sons down a lawful, righteous path.

Sutter is executive producing and directing the pilot, with James co-executive producing for Fox 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

Olmos, a Battlestar Galactica alum, recently recurred on ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. His other television credits include Dexter, CSI: NY, Eureka and Portlandia.

Andrade to Star in ABC’s Pilot “Marvel’s Most Wanted”

Fernanda Andrade has landed a Marvelous project…

The 32-year-old Brazilian actress has joined the cast of ABC’s pilot Marvel’s Most Wanted, the upcoming television pilot based on the character of Bobbi Morse.

Fernanda Andrade

Andrade will portray Christina Santos, the tough-as-nails niece of Dominic Fortune (Delroy Lindo). Fortune and Santos work side-by-side appearing to help Barbara “Bobbi” Morse, aka Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki), and Lance Hunter (Nick Blood) while also pursuing their own agenda.

Marvel’s Most Wanted originated as an Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. spinoff revolving around Palicki and Blood‘s characters.

It was created and written by S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Jeffrey Bell and Paul Zbyszewski, who executive produce with Jeph Loeb for Marvel Television and ABC Studios.

Andrade’s previous credits include the surprise hit film The Devil Inside and For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story.

Zovatto to Star in USA Network’s Pilot “Brooklyn Animal Control”

Daniel Zovatto is losin’ control

The 24-year-old Costa Rican actor has signed on to appear in the USA Network pilot Brooklyn Animal Control, based on the IDW Publishing comic created by JT Petty.

Daniel Zovatto

It follows the inner workings of a secret subdivision of the New York Police Department that functions as social services for some of the city’s most unique citizens: werewolves.

Zovatto will portray Donovan Crean, an unemployed drunk and car thief in debt to all the wrong people whose world turns upside down with the startling revelation that his father, Brooklyn Animal Control officer John Crean (Stephen Graham), manages werewolves for a living. Accustomed to threats of jail time and broken knees, Donovan suddenly has to deal with the bewildering prospect of ending up gristle in a pile of werewolf scat.

Zovatto’s credits include appearances on Revenge and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as roles in the films Laggies and It Follows.

The CW Renews Pineda’s “The Originals” for a Second Season

The CW is sticking with Daniella Pineda’s Originals plan…

The network has given an early renewal to its strongest series, including the freshmen drama The Originals, which stars the 26-year-old Mexican-American actress.

Daniella Pineda

After a somewhat discouraging start behind its mothership series The Vampire Diaries, The Originals has flourished in the Tuesday 8:00 pm slot despite gloom and doom predictions about its face-off with ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Its potent pairing with Supernatural has doubled the CW’s Tuesday night ratings year-to-year in adults 18-34 (+100%, 1.4 vs. 0.7), grown +150% in adults 18-49 (1.5 vs. 0.6), and gained +88% in total viewers (3.2 million vs. 1.7 million).

Pineda portrays witch Sophie Deveraux on The Originals.

Her previous credits include appearances on Showtime’s Homeland and TNT’s Men of a Certain Age.

Varela Starring in the Thriller “Captive”

Leonor Varela will be holding audiences captive with her latest performance soon…

The 40-year-old Chilean actress and model has signed on to star in Captive.

Leonor Varela

The Jerry Jameson-directed thriller, written by Brian Bird and Reinhard Denke, is based on a well-known true story.

While Ashley Smith, a single mom, struggles to overcome her drug addiction to regain custody of her daughter, she’s taken hostage by an escaped, quadruple murderer. Her only defenses: faith in God, a love for her daughter, and the book A Purpose Driven Life, parts of which she reads aloud to her captor during the harrowing ordeal. This leads to a surprising epiphany for both Ashley and the convict.

Varela, who appeared in the first season of TNT’s Dallas reboot, joins a cast that includes David Oyelowo, Kate Mara and Mimi Rogers.

Her other credits include television appearances on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Human Target and Arrested Development.