Netflix to Premiere Second Season of David Castañeda’s “The Umbrella Academy in July

David Castañeda is headed back to the Academy in July…

Netflix has announced that the second season of The Umbrella Academy, starring the 30-year-old Mexican-Americn actor, will premiere on Friday, July 31. 

David Castañeda The Umbrella Academy

Based on the Dark Horse Comics created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel BáThe Umbrella Academy stars Castañeda, who portrays Diego Hargreeves, aka The Kraken, Ellen PageTom HopperEmmy Raver-LampmanRobert SheehanAidan Gallagher, and Justin H. Min as  the titular group of unlikely heroes. 

In The Umbrella Academy, on the same day in 1989, 43 infants inexplicably are born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. In the first season, we saw the six surviving members reunite when they learned of the passing of their father. Together, they worked to solve the mystery surrounding his death but the estranged family began to unravel due to their divergent personalities, abilities and a global apocalypse.

Ritu AryaMarin Ireland and Yusuf Gatewood have joined the 10-episode sophomore season.

The Umbrella Academy is produced by UCP (Universal Content Productions) for Netflix.

The first season of The Umbrella Academy dropped on February 15, 2019 and was ranked third on the list of Netflix’s most popular series releases of 2019. It was one of only three series to crack Netflix’s overall Top 10 list of its most popular 2019 releases.

Netflix Releases Trailer for Josiah Victoria Garcia’s Limited Series “Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City”

Josiah Victoria Garciahas a tale to tell…

Netflix has released the first trailer for Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City, the limited series that stars the non-binary Hispanic trans actor alongside Laura LinneyEllen PagePaul Gross and Olympia Dukakis.

Josiah Victoria Garcia

“When I first got off the bus years ago,” Linney’s character says of San Francisco, “I had the strangest feeling that I’d come home.”

Those are the first words spoken in the trailer for the new chapter of the popular story. It will premiere June 7.

Linney, Gross and Dukakis are reprising the roles they played in three previous miniseries based on Armistead Maupin’s books: Tales of the City(1993), More Tales of the City(1998) and Further Tales of the City(2001). The new 10-episode limited series — in the parlance of our times, you know — adds Ellen Page as the daughter of Linney’s character.

Here’s the logline: Mary Ann (Linney) returns to present-day San Francisco and is reunited with her daughter Shawna (Page) and ex-husband Brian (Gross), 20 years after leaving them behind to pursue her career. Fleeing the midlife crisis that her picture-perfect Connecticut life created, Mary Ann quickly is drawn back into the orbit of Anna Madrigal (Dukakis), her chosen family and a new generation of queer young residents living at 28 Barbary Lane.

Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City is produced by Working Title Televisionand NBCUniversal International Studios.

Garcia portrays Jake Rodriguez, a character first introduced in Maupin’s 2007 novel Michael Tolliver Lives. Jake is a transgender man and a caregiver for Anna Madrigal. 

Netflix Renews David Castañeda’s “The Umbrella Academy” for a Second Season

David Castañedais singing in the rain…

Netflix has ordered a 10-episode second season of The Umbrella Academy, its live-action superhero series starring the 29-year-old Mexican American actor.

David Castañeda, The Umbrella Academy,

Production on the series, based on the Dark Horse Comicscreated and written by Gerard Wayand illustrated by Gabriel Bá, will begin this summer in Toronto.

Castañeda, Ellen PageTom HopperEmmy Raver-LampmanRobert SheehanAidan Gallagherand Justin H. Minare set to reprise their roles in Season 2. Additional casting will be announced later.

In The Umbrella Academy, on the same day in 1989, 43 infants inexplicably are born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by a billionaire who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. Now, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of their father’s passing and must work together to solve a mystery surrounding his death. But the estranged family begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities — not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

Netflix Releases Trailer for David Castañeda’s “The Umbrella Academy”

David Castañeda is at the Academy…

Netflix has released a trailer for The Umbrella Academy, starring the Latino actor.

David Castañeda, The Umbrella Academy,

Based on the Dark Horsecomic book series created and written by Gerard Wayand illustrated by Gabriel Bá, The Umbrella Academy follows a group of “gifted” children adopted by a billionaire who come back home to solve the mystery of their father’s death. Also, the end of the world is imminent.

Known only by numbers, the new teaser trailer gives us the first look at the six surviving “gifted” children and a sneak peek at their powers — and dancing — as they to investigate their father’s death and attempt to save the world from destruction as they try to reconcile their estranged relationship with each other.

“The world ends in 8 days…I don’t know how to stop it,” says a concerned Number 5 (Aidan Gallagher)

“I’ll put on a pot of coffee,” responds Number 7 (Ellen Page) with a stoic look.

The series also stars Mary J. BligeCameron Britton, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Colm Feore, Adam Godley, John Magaro,Ashley Madekwe, and Kate Walsh.

Netflix to Launch its Live-Action Superhero Series “The Umbrella Academy” with David Castañeda in February

David Castañeda is ready for the rain…

David Castañeda

Netflix has announced plans to launch its live-action superhero series The Umbrella Academy, starring the Latino actor, on Friday, February 15.

Additionally, Netflix released the first batch of character posters, including Castañeda’s character Diego, as well as new images from the series.

David Castañeda

Here’s the detailed logline: On the same day in 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his “children” to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now, the six surviving thirty-something members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves’ passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father’s death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

The series is based on Dark Horse Comics’ comics and graphic novels created and written by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá.

In addition to Castañeda, The Umbrella Academy also stars Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan, Aidan Gallagher, Cameron Britton, and Mary J. Blige.

David Zayas to Star in Paramount Players’ Drama “Body Cam”

David Zayas is joining the force…

The 56-year-old Puerto Rican actor has landed a role in Paramount Players’ Body Cam drama, which stars Mary J. Blige and Nat Wolff.

David Zayas

Malik Vittahl is at the helm, directing from a screenplay by Nic McCarthy and John Ridley, based on Richmon Riedel’s spec script.

The plot centers around several LAPD police officers who are haunted by a malevolent spirit that is tied to the murder of a black youth at the hands of two white cops. All of them are caught on a body cam video that was destroyed in a cover-up.

Zayas, a former New York Police officer, will play Sgt. Kesper.

Best known for his role as Angel Batista on Showtime’s Dexter, Zayas has appeared in films like The ExpendablesRide, Tallulah, starring Ellen Page and Allison Janney, and Sony’s Annie remake. He also stars in the upcoming indie Shine.

David Castañeda to Star in Netflix’s Live-Action Series “The Umbrella Academy”

David Castañeda is joining the Academy…

The Latino actor has been cast in Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, a live-action series based on the popular graphic novels by Gerard Way and illustrated by Gabriel Bá.

David Castañeda

Castañeda joins a cast that includes Ellen Page, Tom Hopper, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Robert Sheehan and Aidan Gallagher.

The story follows the estranged members of a dysfunctional family of superheroes known as the Umbrella Academy — Luther (Hopper), Diego (Castañeda), Allison (Raver-Lampman), Vanya (Page), Klaus (Sheehan) and Number Five (Gallagher) — as they work together to solve their father’s mysterious death while coming apart at the seams due to their divergent personalities and abilities.

Castañeda’s character, Diego, is described as a skilled, intense vigilante who has a real problem with authority. He isn’t as naturally strong or smart as his siblings, so he’s worked three times as hard for everything. Believing he should have been the leader of his family instead of his brother, he carries a massive chip on his shoulder that makes him hostile to just about everyone.

Castañeda is currently shooting the Billy Crystal/Ben Schwartz comedy, We are Unsatisfied. His recent work includes a lead role in indie feature El Chicano and he also stars in Lionsgate’s forthcoming Sicario sequel Soldado.

The Umbrella Academy will be produced by Universal Cable Productions. Steve Blackman will serve as executive producer and showrunner, with executive producers Bluegrass Television and Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg from Dark Horse Entertainment.

Camara Wins Best Actor Award at San Sebastian Film Festival

Javier Camara is having a Shell of an awards season…

The 48-year-old Spanish actor picked up the Silver Shell for Best Actor at the San Sebastian Film Festival, alongside co-winner Ricardo Darin.

Javier Camara

Camara and Darin won the double Silver Shell for their starring roles in Cesc Gay’s Truman, which was the most-applauded prize of the evening.

The film centers on Tomás (Camara), who returns to his hometown Madrid in order to convince his childhood friend Julian (Darin), whom he hasn’t spoken to in years, to continue his chemotherapy treatment.

Darin, a favorite at San Sebastian, quoted a tweet about the film that said, in Spanish: “at 23 I went to see a film about death and I think I learned everything about life.”

Meanwhile, Yordanka Ariosa took home the Silver Shell for Best Actress for her performance in The King of Havana, Agusti Villaronga‘s adaptation of the Pedro Juan Gutierrez novel.

It was a surprise win for the previously unknown Ariosa, who beat out Freeheld´s Oscar-tipped powerhouse Julianne Moore and Ellen Page.

In addition to the official awards, San Sebastian offered coveted cash prizes for competitions from many of the sidebars.

Argentinean filmmaker Santiago Mitre’s Paulina won the €35,000 cash prize that goes with the Horizontes Award for Latin American films.

Spanish filmmaker Asier Altuna’s Amama won the Irizar Basque Film Award with €20,000, given to a film with 20 percent financing from the local region. 

Brazilian director Eliane Caffe’s The Cambridge Squatter won the Films in Progress top prize, which awards post-production financing to a nearly finished film, in addition to a spot at the festival next year.

Zayas Cast in Sian Heder’s Film “Tallulah”

It’s Tallulah time for David Zayas

The 52-year-old Puerto Rican actor and former Dexter star has been cast in the film Tallulah, from writer-director Sian Heder.

David Zayas

Ellen Page stars as Tallulah, a free-spirited, urban adventurer who rescues a baby from the girl’s self-absorbed and reckless mom (Tammy Blanchard). But people think she kidnapped the child, so she passes the baby off as her own with her ex-boyfriend’s mother (Allison Janney).

Rounding out the cast is Evan Jonigkeit, Zachary Quinto, Uzo Aduba and John Benjamin Hickey.

No word on Zayas’ role yet.

Fox Releases Latest “X-Men: Days of Future Past” Trailer, Prominently Featuring Canto

There’s no denying Adan Canto’s Hollywood career is on fire… And now he’s literally all-aflame in the biggest project of his career.

Adan Canto in X-Men

20th Century Fox/Marvel Comics has released the latest trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past, featuring the 32-year-old Mexican actor who appeared on FOX’s serial killer drama series The Following.

Canto joins the cast of the latest superhero action flick, starring as the mutant Sunspot.

In addition to Canto, the cast includes Ellen Page’s Shadowcat, Daniel Cudmore’s Colossus and Shawn Ashmore’s Iceman, as well as Fan Bingbing’s Blink, Omar Sy’s Bishop and Booboo Stewart’s Warpath.