Manuel Garcia-Rulfo to Star in Netflix’s Drama Series “The Lincoln Lawyer”

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is ready to represent…

Netflix has given a series order to The Lincoln Lawyer, a drama based on Michael Connelly’s series of bestselling novels, starring the 39-year-old Mexican actor.

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo

Hailing from David E. Kelley and A+E Studios, this is a new incarnation of the project, which originally was set up at CBS with a series production commitment last season.

Garcia-Rulfo has been tapped to play the titular character in the Netflix series as it honors the story’s Latinx origins.

“I’m excited to announce that after a bit of a journey, Mickey Haller will come to life once again on screen — this time in the TV series adaptation of The Lincoln Lawyer coming to Netflix and starring the wonderful and talented Manuel Garcia-Rulfo,” Connelly said in blog post tied to the pickup.

With the casting of Garcia-Rulfo, Mickey Haller will stay true to the character as depicted in Connelly’s books. (In the CBS version, the role was to be played by Logan Marshall-Green; in the 2011 movie, the character was portrayed by Matthew McConaughey.)

“Manuel is the ideal Mickey Haller, who is following in the footsteps of his attorney father with the showmanship of his Mexican movie star mother,” Connelly wrote. “He brings a powerful dynamic and dimension to the role — one that aligns with the books and brings authenticity to the Latinx heritage and roots of this Los Angeles-based story.”

The 10-episode first season is based on the second book in The Lincoln Lawyer series, The Brass Verdict.

Written and executive produced by Kelley and showrunner Ted HumphreyThe Lincoln Lawyer revolves around Mickey Haller (Garcia-Rulfo), an iconoclastic idealist, who runs his law practice out of the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car, as he takes on cases big and small across the expansive city of Los Angeles.

The Lincoln Lawyer series will be adapted to serve up the complex and mysterious arcs fans know and love with a mix of light-hearted humor and a dose of family dynamics,” Connelly said.

The creative team of the project remains the same as it was for the CBS version, with Kelley and Humphrey executive producing alongside Connelly and Ross Fineman (Goliath, Big Sky).

On-screen, two roles are being recast: Mickey and Lorna, his second ex-wife and constant confidante, who was to be played by Kiele Sanchez on CBS. A search is underway for a director.

At CBS, The Lincoln Lawyer was picked up to pilot, which was days away from starting production when the coronavirus pandemic shut down all filming in March. After CBS’ surprise May decision not to go forward with the high-profile project, A+E Studios immediately took it it out to streamers. (The show’s serialized storytelling was considered better suited for a digital platform than a traditional network.)

While different suitors were rumored, including Amazon Prime Video, which has the long-running series Bosch, centered on Mickey’s half-brother, serious conversation with Netflix started over the summer.

The Lincoln Lawyer reunites Garcia-Rulfo with Kelley and Fineman after he had a major recurring role on Prime Video’s Goliath, co-created/exec produced by Kelley and exec produced by Fineman. The Lincoln Lawyer and Goliath are two of the many legal series Kelley, an attorney by trade, has created/co-created. The list also includes the Emmy-winning The Practice and Ally McBeal

Garcia-Rulfo is best known for his role as Vasquez in The Magnificent Seven remake and Gallo in Sicario: Day of the Soldado. He recently was seen in features Greyhound and 6 Undergroundand his television credits also include From Dusk to Dawn: The Series.

The Lincoln Lawyer book series launched in 2009. The latest, sixth installment, The Law of Innocence, was published in November, seven years after the fifth novel.

Carlos Miranda to Appear on the Seventh & Final Season of Amazon’s Drama Series “Bosch”

Carlos Miranda is joining the force…

The Latino actor and former Vida star has landed a recurring role in the upcoming seventh and final season of Amazon‘s hit drama series Bosch, starring Titus Welliver and based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling books.

Carlos Miranda

 

Miranda joins fellow Latino cast newcomer Gino Vento on the series.

Drawing from the novels The Concrete Blonde and The Burning Room, the seventh and final season of Bosch will have Harry Bosch (Welliver) and Jerry Edgar (Jamie Hector) pursuing two separate but perilous murder investigations that will take them to the highest levels of white-collar crime and the deadly depths of the street-level drug trade.

and Miranda will portray Det. Chris Collins; Vento will play Mickey.

Amy Aquino, Madison Lintz, and Lance Reddick also star.

Miranda also will be seen in heavily recurring role in the upcoming season of ABC’s Station 19. He was most recently seen in the Starz series Vida and Comedy Central’s Ana.

Vento stars as Nestor Oceteva in FX’s Sons of Anarchy spin-off Mayans M.C., has also recurred on The Last O.G. and The Deuce.

Jacqueline Obradors to Recur on Amazon’s Series “Bosch”

Jacqueline Obradors is joining the force…

The 51-year-old Argentine American actress has been cast in a key recurring role on the upcoming fifth season of Amazon’s Bosch.

Jacqueline Obradors

Based on Michael Connelly’s best-selling novels, Bosch stars Titus Welliver as homicide Detective Harry Bosch, Jamie Hector as Jerry Edgar, Amy Aquino as Lt. Grace Billets, Madison Lintz as Maddie Bosch and Lance Reddick as Deputy Chief Irvin Irving.

Obradors will play the fast learning and good at hiding her nerves, Detective Christina Vega, who’s been brought up to work in homicide. She feels the promotion has been a long time coming and is determined to prove her worth as quickly as possible.

Bosch is produced by Fabrik Entertainment, a Red Arrow Studios company. The series was developed for television by Eric Overmyer.

Obradors is known for her lead role as Detective Rita Ortiz on the ABC crime drama series NYPD Blue. Other credits include major roles in Franklin and BashLopez, Six Days and Seven Nights, Atlantis: The Lost Empire and A Man Apart.

Gomez to Star in Joel Novoa’s “Day of Reckoning” from Epic Pictures Group

Nick Gomez’s Day of Reckoning has arrived…

The Latino actor is set to star in Epic Pictures Group’s action fantasy film Day of Reckoning.

Nick Gomez

Directed by Venezuelan- American director Joel Novoa, the story is set in Los Angeles 15 years after the world suffered a horrendous disaster when demon-like-creatures invaded Earth and nearly destroyed mankind.

Jackson Hurst will portray mediocre husband and father David Shepperd, who tries to save his family when the demon creatures return to wreak havoc.

In addition to Gomez and Hurst, the film also stars Heather McComb, Hana Hayes, Jay Jay Warren, Raymond Barry and Randy Vasquez. 

Filming is set to begin this week in Los Angeles.

Gregory Gieras, who penned Epic’s sci-fi film Big Ass Spider, write the script.

Filming is set to begin this week in Los Angeles.

Gomez’s credits include television appearances on Bosch, Dexter and The Walking Dead.

Gonzalez to Star in Fox’s Untitled Music-Themed Pilot from “Empire” Co-Creator Lee Daniels

Nicholas Gonzalez us ready to make a little music…

The 39-year-old Mexican American actor has been cast opposite Queen Latifah and Benjamin Bratt in Fox’s untitled pilot from Empire co-creator Lee Daniels (aka Star).

Nicholas Gonzalez

Co-written by Daniels and Tom Donaghy and directed by Daniels, the pilot follows three young women (Jude Demorest, Ryan Destiny, Brittany O’Grady) who form a girl group with the hope of making waves in the music industry, and the choices they face along the way.

Gonzalez will play the abusive foster father of Simone (O’Grady), the younger sister of Star (Demorest).

Gonzalez recently wrapped work on the indie film Praying For Rain and had recurring roles on The CW’s Jane The Virgin and Amazon’s Bosch.