Victor Gonzalez to Direct the Netflix Comedy Pilot “OK Boomer”

Victor Gonzalez’s Hollywood career is boomin’

The Latino director is set to helm OK Boomer, a multi-camera comedy pilot set to star Patti LuPone and Erinn Hayes as the adult leads.

VICTOR GONZALEZ

From creator Todd Linden, the late Jamie TarsesFanfare and Sony Pictures Television where the company continues to be based.

Written by Linden, OK Boomer centers on Barbara (LuPone), a self-centered boomer who shows up at her estranged daughter Sarah’s (Hayes) house hoping to live off the family’s money, but forms an unexpected bond with her progressive granddaughter who’s quick to challenge her on their differing views — of which there are plenty.

Gonzalez, the primary series director of Last Man Standing, has a development deal with Kapital Entertainment. He’s repped by Paradigm.

CBS All Access Releases Season 2 Trailer for Odette Annable’s Anthology Drama Series “Tell Me a Story”

Odette Annable is ready for story time

The official trailer for the second season of CBS All Access’ anthology drama Tell Me a Story, starring the 34-year-old Colombian and Cuban American actress, has been released.

Odette Annable

“I know you are in living hell right now. I know you think that things can’t get any worse.  But it can. Believe me,” says the trailer. 

Created and written by executive  Kevin WilliamsonTell Me a Storytakes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. 

The 10-episode second season will feature the stories of three legendary princesses – from Beauty and the Beast,Sleeping Beautyand Cinderella– like they’ve never been seen before. It will follow the Pruitt family as they navigate love, loss, romance and terror against the iconic backdrop of Nashville.

Filmed on location in Music City, the sophomore run of the anthology from Kapital Entertainment stars Paul WesleyCarrie-Anne Moss, Annable—who portrays Maddie, Eka DarvilleMatt Lauria, Natalie Alyn Lind and Ashley MadekweDanielle Campbell returns to the series, recurring along with Garcelle BeauvaisCaleb Castille and Christopher Meyer.

Season 2 of Tell Me a Story starts streaming December 5 at CBS All Access, with new episodes debuting every Thursday.

CBS All Access Renews Dania Ramirez’s “Tell Me a Story” for a Second Season

There’s more Story time for Dania Ramirez

CBS All Access has ordered a second season of its psychological thriller drama series Tell Me a Story, starring the 39-year-old Dominican actress and former Devious Maids star.

Dania Ramirez

From Kevin Williamson and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, the Williamson-helmed series is based on a Spanish format. It takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller.

Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of the serialized drama co-stars Billy Magnussen and James Wolk and interweaves “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel” into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder.

The Season 1 cast also includes Danielle Campbell, Dorian Missick, Michael Raymond-James, Davi Santos, Sam Jaeger, Zabryna Guevara with Paul Wesley and Kim Catrall.

It’s unclear which of the actors will return for the second installment of the anthology series.

“The first season of Tell Me a Story turned conventional fairy tales on their heads, interweaving and modernizing three classic stories into a compelling thriller for today’s audiences, in a way only Kevin Williamson can,” said Julie McNamara, EVP Original Content at CBS All Access. “We can’t wait to surprise and entertain viewers with a whole new set of tales next season.”

The first seven episodes of Tell Me a Story’s rookie season are available for streaming on CBS All Access. New episodes are available on demand weekly on Thursdays, exclusively for CBS All Access subscribers. The Season 1 finale will be available on January 3.

CBS All Access Releases Trailer for Dania Ramirez Thriller Series “Tell Me A Story”

It’s Story time for Dania Ramirez

The official trailer for CBS All Access’ original thriller Tell Me A Story, starring the 38-year-old Dominican actress, has been released.

 Dania Ramirez

Tell Me A Story takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller.

Set in modern-day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves The Three Little Pigs, Little Red Riding Hood and Hansel andGretel into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder.

In addition to Ramirez, who starred in the final season of ABC’s fairy tale series Once Upon a Time, the cast also includes James Wolk, Billy Magnussen,Danielle Campbell, Dorian Missick, Michael Raymond-James, Davi Santos, Sam Jaeger, Zabryna Guevara with Paul Wesley and Kim Cattrall.

Produced by Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment, the series is written and executive produced by Kevin Williamson alongside Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Liz Friedlander, who directs and executive produces the first two episodes.

Davi Santos to Star in CBS All Access’ Psychological Thriller Series “Tell Me a Story”

It’s Storytime for Davi Santos

The 28-year-old Brazilian actor has landed a major role in CBS All Access’ straight-to-series psychological thriller Tell Me a Story, from Kevin Williamson and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.

Davi Santos

Written by Williamson, Tell Me a Story, which co-stars Billy Magnussen and Kim Catrall, is based on a Spanish format. It takes the world’s most beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller.

Set in modern day New York City, the first season of this serialized drama interweaves “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” and “Hansel and Gretel” into an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder.

Santos will play Gabe, a damaged and vulnerable young man with abandonment issues. When his sister Hannah (Dania Ramirez), his only family, enlisted in the Army, Gabe found himself lost in a lifestyle filled with sex and drugs in an attempt to shut out his reality. But when he finds himself in an irrevocable situation, he turns to his sister for help and they both embark on a deadly chase for survival.

He joins a cast that also includes James WolkDanielle Campbell and Paul Wesley.

Liz Friedlander directs and executive produces the first two episodes.

Santos, who played Ivan in Power Rangers Dino Charge, most recently recurred on Law & Order: True Crime and guest-starred on Will & Grace.

CBS Renews Angelique Cabral’s Comedy “Life in Pieces” for Fourth Season

There’s still plenty of pieces to Angelique Cabral’s story…

CBS has picked up its comedy Life in Pieces, starring the 39-year-old Latina actress, for a fourth season.

Angelique Cabral

The family comedy, which has delivered solid ratings in its third season, is well received and features a strong ensemble cast. It’s also the fourth highest-rated and most watched CBS comedy series behind The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon and Mom.

Created by Justin AdlerLife in Pieces, from 20th Century Fox Television and Kapital Entertainment, is a comedy about one big happy family and their sometimes awkward, often hilarious and ultimately beautiful milestone moments as told by its various members.

Along with Cabral, the series also stars Dianne Wiest, James Brolin, Zoe Lister-Jones, Colin Hanks, Thomas Sadoski, Betsy Brandt, Dan Bakkedahl, Niall Cunningham, Holly J. Barrett, Giselle Eisenberg and Hunter King.

Ortiz to Star in ABC’s Comedy Pilot “Charlie Foxtrot”

Ana Ortiz is all about that base

The 46-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress has been cast as the female lead in ABC’s comedy pilot Charlie Foxtrot.

Ana Ortiz

Hailing from writer Sam Sklaver, Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios, the project is set at Fort Bragg, an Army base in North Carolina.

It centers on Angelina Torres (Ortiz) and her two children, who live on the base. But, when Angelina loses her fiancé, Joe Taylor, killed in action in Iraq, it looks as though she’ll have to move. But Joe’s brother, Charlie Taylor (Jason Biggs), a dentist at the base, and usually a pushover, isn’t about to let that happen.

Torres’ Angelina is a well-meaning, fierce single mother-lion who believes in putting her kids first, even if that means crossing a few lines.

The casting of Ortiz, who starred in Devious Maids and Ugly Betty, stems from a talent deal ABC and ABC Studios signed with Ortiz immediately after Ortiz’s previous series, ABC Studios’ dramedy Devious Maids, ended its four-season run on Lifetime last summer. She decided on Charlie Foxtrot after being presented with several scripts.

This is Ortiz’s third consecutive pilot for ABC and ABC Studios, following the hourlong Ugly Betty and Devious Maids, both of which went to series, with the latter moving from ABC to Lifetime. Ortiz earned an ALMA Award and Imagen Award for her performance as Hilda on Ugly Betty.

Her television credits include appearances on How to Get Away with Murder, Revenge and Black-ish.

Lapira to Star in CBS’ Family Comedy Pilot “9J, 9K and 9L”

Liza Lapira has new neighbors…

The 35-year-old part-Spanish actress has been cast opposite Mark Feuerstein and David Walton in 9J, 9K and 9L, CBS’ multi-camera family comedy pilot from the husband-and-wife team of Feuerstein and Dana Klein, Kapital Entertainment and CBS Television Studios.

Liza Lapira

Written by Friends With Better Lives creator Klein and Feuerstein, 9J, 9K and 9L was inspired by a time in Feuerstein’s adult life when he lived in apartment 9K in the building he grew up in, sandwiched between his parents’ apartment, 9J, and his brother, sister-in-law and their baby’s apartment, 9L, and his attempts to set boundaries with his intrusive but well-meaning family.

Feuerstein plays Josh and Walton plays his successful, narcissistic and very competitive brother Andrew, while Lapira plays Eve, Andrew’s wife, a Harvard-educated pediatrician.

The project reunites Kaplan and Lapira, who co-starred in Kapital Entertainment’s 2015 ABC comedy pilot The Perfect Stanleys.

Lapira’s television credits include Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, Angel From Hell, Battle Creek, Super Fun Night and Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23.

Morales to Star in the Family Comedy “Losing It”

Natalie Morales is losing it

The 31-year-old Cuban American actress has landed a lead role in Losing It, a single-camera family comedy from Growing Up Fisher and Truth Be Told creator DJ Nash and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.

Natalie Morales

Written by Nash, Losing It centers on three misfit adult siblings and their parents who — between divorce, new parenthood, early-onset dementia and let’s just say life — are all losing it in different ways. And family is the only way they’re going to find it.

Morales will play one of the siblings, Charlie, the adopted sister who is a baker.

The casting comes on the heels of Morales’ arc on the new Netflix dark comedy series Santa Clarita Diet, which is produced by Kapital Entertainment. This marks Morales’ return to ABC where she co-starred on the underrated comedy series Trophy Wife.

Her other credits include The Grinder, Parks and Recreation and The Middleman.

Telefe’s Telenovela “Un Año Para Recordar” Getting an American Makeover for NBC

It looks like NBC could be the latest network to get into the telenovela remake business…

The network has given a script plus penalty commitment to A Year to Remember, a drama based on the Telefe telenovela Un Año Para Recordar, from Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment and Telefe USA.

Un Año Para Recordar

It marks the first network sale for Telefe USA since the LA-based outpost of Argentina’s largest broadcaster, Telefe, was launched in March.

The adaptation, written by Michael Folley, is a crime procedural that centers on a Boston homicide detective who’s confronted by her husband over an affair she’s having with her partner. In their ensuing fight, she accidentally kills him – only to wake the next day to find it’s a year earlier — her husband still alive, the affair not yet begun. Given a second chance, she somehow must find a way to keep the memory of that tragic night from becoming reality.

The original telenovela, which aired in Argentina in 2011, starred Carla Peterson and Gastón Pauls.

Kaplan has experience with Latin American formats. His company developed and produced the well-reviewed Freeform drama series Chasing Life, which was based on a Televisa telenovela.