Frankie Loyal Upped to Series Regular on FX’s “Mayans M.C.”

There are more rides in Frankie Loyal’s future…

The 51-year-old Latino actor/producer has been upped to series regular on FX’s biker drama Mayans M.C. alongside Joseph Lucero and Vincent Vargas for season 4, which is scheduled to return in early 2022.

Frankie Loyal

Loyal, Lucero and Vargas took on larger roles in season 3, which saw their characters Hank Loza, Neron “Creeper” Vargas, and Gilly Lopez, respectively, flourish and develop into fully rounded characters with storylines fans embraced fully.

The trio have been a part of the series throughout its three-season run.

Mayans M.C., a spin-off series of the network’s hit Sons of Anarchy, follows a motley crew of Latino men who found a family in the motorcycle club charter Santo Padre on the California and Mexico border. While the story is about the M.C., it also features powerful female characters that are bold and powerful in their own right.

The character of E.Z. Reyes (JD Pardo) is at the center of the story as he finds his place in the gray area of a world that is mostly black and white.

It’s helmed by co-creator and executive producer Elgin James; and co-stars Clayton Cardenas, Danny Pino, Richard Cabral, Michael Irby, Carla Baratta, Sarah Bolger, Emilio Rivera, Edward James Olmos, Raoul Trujillo, Emily Tosta, and Sulem Calderon.

Loyal, whose character Hank serves as Sergeant-of-Arms to the M.C., guest-starred on FX’s Better Things opposite Pamela Adlon. On the big screen, he starred in The Deep End alongside Tilda Swinton and Goran Visnjic. He will next be seen in the drama feature Die Like A Man.

Lucero made his debut in the 2006 drama Gridiron Gang alongside Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, Moe McCrae, and Jurnee Smollett. He was also featured in Father G and the Homeboys, an award-winning documentary chronicling Father Greg Boyle’s work with Los Angeles’ toughest gang members. Lucero’s television credits include Dirt, ERThe ShieldCold Case, Criminal MindsThe CloserShameless, S.W.A.T., and FBI.

Vargas is a veteran of the U.S. Army that served three combat deployments who continues to serve his country today for the Army Reserve. In 2009, he became a Federal Agent with the Department of Homeland Security and was a Medic with the Special Operations Group.

He has starred and produced several films including Lucy Shimmers and the Prince of Peace (co-executive producer), Not a War Story (executive producer), and Dads in Parks (writer). Vargas pulled double duty since season 2 on Mayans M.C. as recurring star and technical advisor.

Emily Tosta to Star in the Faith Based Indie Film “Tito: Peace of Heaven”

Emily Tosta is keepin’ the peace

The 22-year-old Dominican actress has been cast in the faith based indie feature Tito: Peace Of Heaven.

Emily Tosta

Andreina P. Aristeiguieta will direct and also penned the script.

Based on true events, the film is a moving film about friendship, forgiveness, a lesson of letting go and second chances. In the film Emily plays the lead role of ‘Amy’ who after a failed suicide attempt; the rebellious teenage girl from a broken home meets Tito, a 3-year-old boy who fell into a coma after nearly drowning in a pool in the ICU of the hospital. Through a series of dreams and surreal interactions, Tito will become Amy’s inspiration to get her life back together and understand the true meaning of Life.”

Tosta will also take on the hat of first-time producer along with Emilia Tosta and Joel Seidl. Aristeiguieta will also produce the drama for Bad Nose Film Co and Galactica Producciones. The film will shoot on location in Mexico City.

Best known for her work as the female lead of the Freeform series Party of Five and a breakout star of FX’s hit series, Mayans M.C., Tosta can next be seen starring opposite Nicolas Cage in the independent feature Willy’s Wonderland, a horror film written by G.O. Parsons and directed by Kevin Lewis.

Emily Tosta to Star Opposite Nicolas Cage in the Thriller “Wally’s Wonderland”

Emily Tosta is rebelling…

The 21-year-old Dominican & Venezuelan actress is set to star opposite Nicolas Cage in the genre thriller Wally’s Wonderland, currently shooting in Atlanta.

Emily Tosta

Tosta, who currently stars on Freeform’s Party of Fivereboot, will portray the rebellious teena lead in the film from director Kevin Lewis

Tosta’s character Liv joins Cage’s character The Janitor in their bid to survive a hellish night trapped inside an abandoned family entertainment center populated by possessed animatronics.

The film also stars Beth GrantRic ReitzandChris Warner. The screenplay is written by G.O. Parsons.

“I’m so excited to be working with Nicolas Cage, who has always been one of my favorite actors, in this totally fun and unique feature film,” said Tosta.

“When I first saw Emily in Mayans M.C., I was struck by her unique combination of toughness and sensitivity and knew immediately we found our perfect Liv,” added Lewis.

In addition to her roles on Party of Fiveand Mayans M.C., Tosta’s other credits include The ResidentRosewoodand The Last Ship.

Freeform to Extend the Season Finale of Brandon Larracuente’s “Party of Five” to 90-Minutes

Brandon Larracuente’s partyis being extended…

Freeform has announced that the first season of its Party of Five reboot, starring the 25-year-old Latino actor, will wrap with a 90-minute season finale, to air March 4.

Party of Five

Hailing from original series’ creators Chris Keyserand Amy Lippman, the immigration-themed update centers on the five Acosta children as they navigate daily life struggles to survive as a family unit after their parents are suddenly deported back to Mexico.

In addition to Larracuente, the series also stars Emily TostaNiko Guardadoand Elle Paris Legaspi.

Each character in the reboot is intentionally similar to their character in the original, which was intentional. 

“What’s the same is that we took the characters of the original and translated them to this. If you knew the original you’ll come to it and you’ll feel like ‘I kind of know who these kids are.’ We put them in a different situation. That said, there are easter eggs .” 

She teased that this season “all the kids have love interests and some of them will have echoes to the original.”

“This show you have an opportunity to look at these kids as kids who are growing up and learning things about themselves but in an extraordinary situation. I wish it was more extraordinary.”

Party of Fiveairs Wednesdays on Freeform.