Christian Ochoa is coming home…
The Cuban-American actor has landed a recurring role on TLC’s first scripted drama series, Too Close to Home, written, directed and produced by Tyler Perry.
The eight-part drama follows Anna (Danielle Savre), a young woman who escaped her working-class upbringing in Alabama to start fresh in Washington, D.C. After making national headlines in a major political scandal involving one of the nation’s most powerful players, she is forced to return to her roots and face a past she thought she’d left behind. Seeking help and forgiveness from the same people she abandoned for a “better” life, Anna finds herself right back where she worked so hard to escape.
Production began this week at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, and the premiere is slated for later this summer.
Heather Locklear and Matt Battaglia join as guest stars. Cast in other leading roles are Brock O’Hurn, Kelly Sullivan, Brad Benedict and Brooke Anne Smith. Series regulars include Alpha Trivette, Trisha Rae Stahl, Robert Craighead, Annie Thrash and Curran Walters.
In addition to Ochoa, others set for recurring roles include Ashley Love-Mills, Nick Ballard, Charles Justo and Justin Gabriel.
“We are thrilled with this dynamic cast for our first-ever scripted project on TLC,” said Nancy Daniels, the cable net’s president and GM. “Tyler Perry has proven time and time again that his characters are at the crux of great storytelling. Too Close to Home is yet another example of that, and we know our viewers will be enthralled with how this story unfolds.”