Ruby Cruz to Star in the CW’s “The Lost Boys” Pilot

Ruby Cruz is a Lostcause…

The Latina actress has been cast opposite Branden Cook and Lincoln Younes in The Lost Boys, the CW’s retooled pilot from Heather Mitchell and Rob Thomas based on the 1987 Warner Bros. movie.

Ruby Cruz

In The Lost Boys, written by Mitchell and Thomas and directed by Marcos Siega, a mother and her Gen Zsons, one played by Cook, move to the seaside town where she grew up, they discover there’s a sinister reason the local cool kids sleep all day, party all night, never grow up and never get old. Family bonds are tested as the brothers find themselves on opposite sides of a mythological struggle. Based on the 1987 cult classic that revolutionized how we think about vampires.

Cook plays Garrett, the older of the two brothers who have moved with their mom to the North Carolina seaside community. He’s a version of the Michael character in the movie, which was played by Jason Patric.

Younes plays Benjamin, the charismatic leader of the gang of vampires in the town. It is a version of the David character played in the movie by Kiefer Sutherland.

Cruz plays Elsie, a version of Jami Gertz’s character Star in the movie, who sparks a little romance with the new guy in town, Garrett.

Cruz is best known for playing a young Lizzy Kaplan on the second season of Hulu’s Castle Rock. She’s in production on HBO Max’s Mare of Easttown with Kate Winslet

Netflix to Stream Seasons 1 & 2 of Adan Canto’s “Designated Survivor”

Adan Canto is headed to Netflix

After being resurrected from its cancellation at ABC, the 36-year-old Mexican actor’s series Designated Survivor is officially moving seasons 1 and 2 to Netflix from its home at Hulu. The move comes after it was announced the political drama would get a third season at the streaming giant.

Adan Canto

The news comes ahead of the release of season 3.

Originally, Hulu had U.S. SVOD rights to the first two seasons of Designated Survivor, which was originally on ABC. With the new Netflix deal, seasons 1 and 2 are now exclusively available on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada. Netflix originally had the series internationally, which made it a suitable home.

The first two seasons of Designated Survivor on ABC were co-produced by eOne and ABC Studios. Going forward, the series will be solely produced by eOne, with ABC Studios no longer involved.

The third season of the series, which stars Kiefer Sutherland, will have a new showrunner Neal Baer (Law & Order: SVU). The core cast of the series, including Sutherland, Canto, Kal Penn and Italia Ricci, are set to return, with Maggie Q in talks to join them.

Production on Season 3 is set to begin later this year for a 2019 premiere. Baer and Sutherland executive produce the series with series creator David Guggenheim.

In season 3, President Kirkman (Sutherland) will face a political reality… campaigning. What does it take to make a leader? What price will he be willing to pay? This season will explore today’s world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance and “fake news.” Democracy, as we know it, will hang in the balance.

The Netflix deal included a 10-episode season 3 order.

Canto to Star Opposite Kiefer Sutherland in ABC’s Conspiracy Thriller Drama “Designated Survivor”

Adan Canto is a survivor…

The 34-year-old Mexican actor will co-star opposite Kiefer Sutherland in ABC’s straight-to-series conspiracy thriller drama Designated Survivor.

Adan Canto

Canto, who emerged as one of the most sought after actors this pilot season, had been pursued for talent holding deals and received seven pilot offers since December until settling on Designated Survivor, signing a deal with the project’s leading studio, the Mark Gordon Company.

Designated Survivor, from ABC Studios, is building a formidable cast, with Canto joining previously cast Sutherland, Maggie Q, Kal PennNatascha McElhone and Italia Ricci.  Paul McGuigan is directing.

Designated Survivor, written by David Guggenheim and executive produced by Simon Kinberg, centers on Tom Kirkman (Sutherland), a lower level United States Cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession. Canto will play the aggressive deputy Chief of Staff Aaron who advises Kirkman after the attack and guns for a promotion.

Canto has been working continuously on American television over the past couple of years, including playing the male lead in the NBC pilot The Curse of the Fuentes Women last year. His series credits include NarcosSecond ChanceBlood & Oil and The Following.

Fox Releases Full-Length Trailer for “24: Live Another Day,” Featuring Bratt

The (real-time) clock is ticking for Benjamin Bratt

Fox has released the first full-length trailer for its upcoming limited series 24: Live Another Day, which sees the return of the notorious Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland).

Benjamin Bratt

The story centers on Bauer coming out of hiding in London to head off a massive terrorist attack while being hunted down by American forces dispatched by President James Heller (William Devane).

The action-packed trailer begins with the 50-year-old half-Peruvian American actor’s character, Steve Navarro, the head of CIA operations tracking Bauer in London, saying “Freeze it right there. It’s Bauer.”

24: Live Another Day will premiere on May 5.

First Teaser Trailer Released for “24: Live Another Day,” with Bratt Joining the Cast

He may not appear in the just-released first teaser trailer, but expect to see Benjamin Bratt bring extra heat to 24: Live Another Day.

During the Super Bowl, Fox unveiled the first trailer for the event series, which sees the return of Kiefer Sutherland’s beloved action hero Jack Bauer, with the 50-year-old half-Peruvian American actor joining the cast.

Benjamin Bratt

There’s still no word on what role Bratt will play, but we do know the next chapter in the 24 franchise picks up the story four years after the series finale, which left Jack Bauer as a fugitive from justice, this time in London.

Along with Bratt and Sutherland, the cast includes Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kim Raver, William Devane, Yvonne Strahovski, Judy Davis and Tate Donovan.

24: Live Another Day will premiere May 5.

Bratt to Star Opposite Kiefer Sutherland in Fox’s “24: Live Another Day”

Benjamin Bratt will live another day

The 50-year-old half-Peruvian American actor has joined the cast of Fox’s event series 24: Live Another Day, which sees the return of Kiefer Sutherland’s iconic character Jack Bauer and his terrorism-fighting crew to television.

Benjamin Bratt

Bratt will play Steve Harris, the head of CIA operations tracking down a now-fugitive Bauer in London.

Bratt’s ops team is now set: Yvonne Strahovski, Jordan Reed and Erik Ritter will play his fellow agents.

Bratt’s previous television credits include an Emmy-nominated turn on Law & Order and Private Practice. Most recently, he appeared in a recurring role as Sofia Vergara’s character’s ex-husband on Modern Family.

24: Live Another Day will have its two-hour premiere on May 5.

Brusso’s Heading to Fox’s “Touch”

Roxana Brusso has been touched by Fox…

The Peruvian-born actress has joined the cast of Fox’s new drama Touch, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Roxana Brusso

Brusso—best known for her role as hard-nosed Detective Alicia Fernandez on Southland—will play Sheri, a former biker with a heart of gold.

Her character is the director and physical therapist at a facility that cares for Jake, the mysteriously gifted son of Kiefer Sutherland’s single father character.

Brusso has previously appeared on ABC’s Dirty Sexy Money and Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place.

From Heroes creator Tim Kring, Touch is set to premiere on Fox sometime this spring.

“The Truth” About Longoria…

Desperate Housewives may be coming to an end this season… But that doesn’t mean an end to Eva Longoria acting career.

The 36-year-old Mexican-American actress has signed on to star in The Truth, an action thriller from writer/director Damian Lee. She’ll appear opposite 55-year-old Cuban-American actor Andy Garcia and Forest Whitaker.

Eva Longoria

Garcia will play a former CIA operative-turned-political talk show host hired by a corporate whistleblower, played by Longoria, to expose her company’s cover-up of a South American village massacre.

This isn’t Longoria’s first foray into action… She previously starred opposite Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland in The Sentinel, and opposite Christian Bale in Harsh Times.

The Truth is set to start shooting in Ontario, Canada and the Caribbean.