It’s Summer-time for Froy Gutierrez…
The 21-year-old Latino actor has been cast in Freeform’s Last Summer, a thriller pilot from Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple.
Gutierrez will appear as a series regular in the project, alongside Michael Landes, Brooklyn Sudano, Harley Quinn Smith, Chiara Aurelia, Mika Abdalla, Allius Barnes, Blake Lee and Nathaniel Ashton.
Written by Bert V. Royaland directed by Max Winkler, Last Summer is an unconventional thriller that takes place over three summers — 1993-95 — in a small Texas town when a beautiful popular teen, Kate (Abdalla), is abducted and, seemingly unrelated, a girl, Jeanette (Aurelia), goes from being a sweet, awkward outlier to the most popular girl in town and, by ’95, the most despised person in America. Each episode is told from the POV of one of the two main girls (Jeanette and Kate), which will have the viewers’ loyalties constantly shifting as more information is revealed.
Gutierrez has been cast as Jamie, the kind of guy everyone loves. He starts as Jeannette’s secret crush, who ends up as her boyfriend the following year.
The pilot comes from eOneand will be executive produced by Royal and Winkler alongside Iron Ocean Productions’ Biel and Purple.
Production recently kicked off in Texas.Gutierrez’s previous credits include appearances on television in Bella and the Bulldogs, The Goldbergs, One Day at a TimeandTeen Wolf.