Luis Guzmán to Appear on Season 2 of Starz’s Crime Drama Series “Hightown”

Luis Guzmán is coming to (High)town

The 64-year-old Puerto Rican actor has been cast for a season-long arc on the second season of Starz’s crime drama series Hightown, starring Monica Raymund, from Jerry Bruckheimer and Lionsgate Television.

Luis Guzman

Production is currently underway on the 10-episode second season of the series created by Rebecca Cutter, who will make her television directorial debut this season. Oscar–nominated filmmaker Rachel Morrison will return to direct two episodes. Raymund, Dawn WilkinsonRadium Cheung and Eagle Egilsson are also tapped to direct this season.

Guzmán will play Jorge Cuevas, Frankie’s (Amaury Nolasco) cousin. A charming and hilarious yet dangerous sociopath. Also joining the recurring cast are Jona Xiao as Daisy, a stripper at Xavier’s. Bubbly and working class with a hard edge. She’s got swag and can handle herself. Charline St. Charles as Henriette, first generation Haitian-American, wife of Sgt. Saintille (Dohn Norwood) and Dominic L. Santana as Chuleta, Jorge (Guzman) & Frankie’s (Nolasco) muscle.

They join returning cast members Raymund, James Badge Dale, Riley Voelkel, Nolasco, Atkins Estimond and Dohn Norwood. Tonya Glanz also returns in a heavily recurring role as Leslie Babcock, Jackie’s (Raymund) partner in the Narcotics Unit.

“I’m so in love with this cast and the way they brought my vision to life in Season One,” said Cutter, who recently entered an overall deal with Lionsgate Television. “Now I feel inspired to create in a whole new way, through directing. I will be learning from some of the best in the business – Rachel Morrison and Monica Raymund — and I can’t wait to showcase Cape Cod in a new light as we focus on the off-season. We are thrilled to be back in production and bringing you the next chapter in this story.”

Nolasco to Star in ABC’s FBI Crime Drama Pilot “Deception”

Amaury Nolasco is practicing to deceive…

The 46-year-old Puerto Rican and Dominican American actor has been cast as a series regular opposite Lenora Crichlow and Jack Cutmore-Scott in ABC pilot Deception, an FBI crime drama procedural.

Amaury Nolasco

In Deception, when his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black (Cutmore-Scott) has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, illusion, and influence — the FBI. He’ll become the world’s first consulting illusionist, helping the government solve crimes that defy explanation, and trap criminals and spies by using deception.

Nolasco will play Mike Alvarez, a classic FBI agent and, secretly, a huge fan of magic.

Deception hails from Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak and the Blindspot team of creator Martin Gero and magician David Kwong, Warner Bros. Television and Greg Berlanti’s studio-based Berlanti Productions. The pilot was written by Chris Fedak and will be directed by David Nutter.

Nolasco is currently reprising his role of Fernando Sucre in Fox’s Prison Break event series. His other television credits include appearances on George Lopez, Mind of Mencia, CSI: Miami, Gang Related and Telenovela.

Nolasco to Reprise His Role on Fox’s “Prison Break” Event Series

Amaury Nolasco is heading back behind bars…

The 45-year-old Puerto Rican actor has confirmed via Instagram that he’ll reprise his role of Fernando Sucre opposite fellow returning stars Sarah Wayne Callies, Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell in Fox’s Prison Break event series.

Amaury Nolasco

Production is set to begin next month in Vancouver on the nine-episode follow-up to the cult 2005 Fox action series.

The original Prison Break, which ran for four seasons, centered on Michael (Miller), who went to prison to try and save his convicted brother Lincoln (Purcell) by hatching an elaborate escape plan.

In the drama’s new chapter, which picks up after Michael’s apparent death, Sara (Callies) has moved on with her life, raising her and Michael’s child with her new husband (Mark Feuerstein). When clues surface suggesting that Michael may be alive, Sara teams with Lincoln to engineer the series’ biggest escape ever.

Deals are pending for the other returning original players, Robert Knepper, Paul Adelstein and Rockmond Dunbar.

Nolasco co-stars on the NBC comedy series Telenovela

Rodriguez Cast in Cinemax‘s Drama Pilot “Blanco,” Starring Shiloh Fernandez

Everything’s comin’ up Blanco-hot for Elizabeth Rodriguez…

The Latina actress, best known for her role as Carmen Morales on All My Children, has joined the cast of Cinemax‘s drama pilot Blanco, starring Shiloh Fernandez.

Elizabeth Rodriguez

Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo from a script by Mark Rosner, the pilot from Fox Television Studios and Lakeshore Entertainment centers on Ruben (Fernandez), an uptown gangster — nicknamed Blanco for being a light-skinned Dominican — who uses his status as a confidential informant to turn the tables on law enforcement and build his criminal empire.

Rodriguez, currently appearing on the Netflix Original Series Orange Is The New Black, will play New York Police Department detective Stephanie Gomez.

Along with Rodriguez and Fernandez, the cast includes Amaury Nolasco, Franka Potente, Sebastian Arcelus, Audrey Esparza, Erik LaRay Harvey, and Alex Hernandez.

Nolasco to Guest-Star on Fox’s “Gang Related”

Amaury Nolasco is joining the gang of Fox’s new midseason drama…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actor will guest star in at least one episode of the network’s gritty drama Gang Related, which stars Ramon Rodriguez.

Amaury Nolasco

Gang Related centers on Ryan Lopez (Charlie’s Angels’ Rodriguez), a rising star in an elite Gang Task Force who once belonged to a powerful Latino gang.

Nolasco, who rose to acclaim on Fox’s Prison Break, joins the thriller as Mariano, a quiet, ruthless, terrifying sociopath who heads up a cartel.

Nolasco’s most recent TV credits include ABC’s short-lived Work It and TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles.

Saundra Santiago, Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Jay Hernandez (Nashville), RZA (Californication), Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill), Lela Loren, Cliff Curtis (Trauma), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious), Inbar Lavi (Underemployed) and Reynaldo Gallegos (Sons of Anarchy) round out the cast.

Gang Related bows in 2014.

Nolasco Ready to “Work It” in Heels on ABC…

He’s best known for playing an escaped felon on the run. But that doesn’t mean Amaury Nolasco isn’t afraid to show his feminine side… even in a restroom.

The 40-year-old Puerto Rican actor is starring as Angel Ortiz in ABC’s new cross-dressing comedy Work It, which centers on two unemployed car salesmen who realize that they’re living in a woman’s world.

Amaury Nolasco

In order to find new work, the bosom buddies decide to dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps, which leads them to become better men, husbands and fathers.

ABC recently released the provocative promotional poster for the show, which features Nolasco and his co-star Ben Koldyke standing in a bathroom… at the urinals.

Amaury Nolasco ABC Work It

Along with starring as Fernando Sucre on Fox’s Prison Break, Nolasco starred in the second season of Southland, as well as appeared in the movies Transformers and Max Payne

Work It premieres on Tuesday, January 3 at 8:30pm EST on ABC.