Laz Alonso to Take Part in “The Boys” Panel as Part of Amazon’s First-Ever Amazon Virtual-Con

Laz Alonso is bringing his Boys over…

The 46-year-old Afro-Cuban American actor and his The Boys cast mates will take part in Amazon Prime Video’s first-ever Amazon Virtual-Con, which will include virtual experiences and activations that you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. The Amazon Virtual-Con is part of Comic-Con@Home.

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The virtual event will kick off on the San Diego Comic Con’s official YouTube channel and on the Amazon Virtual-Con portal starting at 12:00 pm PST on Thursday, July 23.

Alonso’s The Boys panel, moderated by Aisha Tyler, will take place onThursday, July 23at 3:00 pm PST, with participation by executive producer Eric Kripke, along with series stars Alonso, Karl UrbanJack QuaidAntony StarrErin Moriarty, Jessie T. UsherChace CrawfordTomer CaponKaren Fukuhara and Aya Cash

The virtual panel will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming second season of The Boys. Executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will also make a special appearance. 

Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick RobertsonThe Boysis a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. The even more intense, more insane Season Two finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought.

Other Amazon series joining this year’s virtual edition Comic-Con include Upload, Truth Seekers and UtopiaLike every Comic-Con, the panels will include cast, creators and crew of the series and will feature fan Q&As, behind-the-scene-stories, breaking news from the aforementioned series.

Virtual-Con will be available free of charge to all fans in front of the Prime Video paywall from July 23-26.

Here are the full details for the panels and Amazon Virtual-Con:

COMIC-CON@HOMEPANELS

Truth Seekers
Thursday, July 23 at 12:00 p.m. PST
A new original supernatural horror-comedy by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz), James Serafinowicz (Sick Note) and Nat Saunders (Sick Note). Join as they discuss the making of the hilarious eight-episode series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators, who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the UK, sharing their adventures on an online channel for all to see. Discussion and Q&A moderated by Empire Magazine’s Chris Hewitt.

Utopia
Thursday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m. PST
A twisted, eight-episode thriller about a group of young comic fans who discover the conspiracy in a graphic novel is real, and embark on a high-stakes adventure to save humanity from the end of the world. Join writer and executive producer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and series stars John Cusack (High Fidelity), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Sasha Lane (American Honey), Ashleigh LaThrop (Fifty Shades Freed), Dan Byrd (Cougar Town), Desmin Borges (You’re The Worst), Javon “Wanna” Walton (Euphoria), and Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day) for a Q&A moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Christian Holub.

Upload
Thursday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. PST
Join creator, executive producer and director Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) and stars Robbie Amell (Code 8), Andy Allo (Pitch Perfect 3), Kevin Bigley (Undone), Allegra Edwards (New Girl), and Zainab Johnson (American Koko) as they discuss how they brought this futuristic comedy to life, share behind-the-scenes details from Season One, and tease what fans can expect in Season Two. The panel will be moderated by Engadget’s Cherlynn Low. Upload Season One is a ten-episode, half-hour, sci-fi comedy that takes place in the near future, where people can be “Uploaded” into a virtual afterlife of their choice.

The Boys
Thursday, July 23 at 3:00 p.m. PST
Join executive producer Eric Kripke, along with series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara and Aya Cash, with moderator Aisha Tyler, for a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming second season of The Boys. Executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will also make a special appearance. Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boysis a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. The even more intense, more insane Season Two finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought.

AMAZON VIRTUAL-CON PROGRAMMING

ComiXology’s Comic-Con@Home Panel, Plus Live Artist Drawing Sessions, Creator Interview Series, and Comic Book Movie Trivia NightSaturday, July 25 at 3:00pm PST (Comic-Con@Home panel)
Are you currently reading digital comics? Are you familiar with comiXology’s exclusive digital content program – comiXology Originals? Join comiXology’s Head of Content, Chip Mosher and a cast of beloved comic creators and rising-stars including, writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Jason Loo (Afterlift), artist Claudia Aguirre (Lost on Planet Earth), writer Curt Pires (YOUTH), along with some surprise guests, to get the scoop on the latest comiXology Originals series direct from the creators making them! They’ll intrigue you with behind-the-scenes stories about the process of bringing comics from concept to the page and what it’s like pushing the envelope with digital comics, and beyond.

For the superfan seeking even more comic book content, comiXology’s own Kiwi will host live drawing sessions on comiXology’s Twitch channel with some of the industry’s most renowned illustrators, including GLAAD Media Award-winning illustrator Tula Lotay and three-time New York Times best-selling British artist Jock. In addition to drawing sessions, Kiwi will also host an interview series with creators from comiXology’s Originals line of exclusive digital content, including Curt Pires & Dee Cunniffe (YOUTH) and the creators behind two yet to be announced original graphic novels. And if all that isn’t enough, comiXology and Eisner Award winner Chip Zdarsky will host Comic Book Movie Trivia Night on Friday, July 24 at 5:00p.m. PST on their Twitch channel.

For the schedule of live drawing sessions and creator interviews, please continue to check amazon.com/virtualcon for updates.

Amazon to Premiere Season Two of Laz Alonso’s Superhero Satire Series “The Boys” in September

Laz Alonso’s Boysare back in town in September…

Amazon Prime Video’s superhero satire The Boys, starring the 46-year-old Afro-Cuban American actor, will premiere the first three episodes of its second season on Friday, September 4.

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New episodes will then be made available each Friday until the season finale on October 9.

Season 2 will be “crazier, stranger, more intense, more emotional,” according to the show’s creator and executive producer Eric Kripke, who  joked that “the Surgeon General has insisted we air the first three episodes on September 4, then air the remaining five episodes weekly after that. We wanted to give you time to freak out, digest, discuss, come down from the high, before we give you another dose. We only have your wellbeing in mind. Hope you love the season as much as we do.”

The new season will find The Boyson the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and trying to regroup and fight back against Vought. 

In hiding, Hughie (Jack Quaid), Mother’s Milk (Alonso), Frenchie (Tomer Capon) and Kimiko (Karen Fukuhara) try to adjust to a new normal, with Butcher (Karl Urban) nowhere to be found. 

Meanwhile, Starlight (Erin Moriarty) must navigate her place in The Seven as Homelander (Antony Starr) sets his sights on taking complete control. His power is threatened with the addition of Stormfront (Aya Cash), a social media-savvy new Supe, who has an agenda of her own. On top of that, the Supervillain threat takes center stage and makes waves as Vought seeks to capitalize on the nation’s paranoia.

The Supes of The Seven also include Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligott), A-Train (Jessie T. Usher), The Deep (Chace Crawford) and Black Noir (Nathan Mitchell).

Recurring stars in the upcoming season include Claudia DoumitGoran VisnijcMalcolm BarrettColby MinifieShantel VanSantenCameron CrovettiPJ Byrne, Laila Robbins and Giancarlo Esposito returning as Vought boss Stan Edgar, among others.

The eight-episode Amazon Original series will be available on Prime Video in more than 200 territories around the world, and is produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television Studios with Point Grey PicturesKripke Enterprises and Original Film.

Laz Alonso to Star in BET’s “The Bobby Brown Story” Miniseries

Laz Alonso is reliving some music history…

The 43-year-old Afro-Cuban American actor  will star in BET’s The Bobby Brown Story, a two-part miniseries starring Woody McClain as the veteran R&B singer.

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In addition to Alonso and McClain, the miniseries will also star Mekhi PhiferLil Rel HoweryT.K. Carter, Lance GrossAlyssa Goss and Sandi McCree.

The New Edition Story broke BET ratings records when it aired in January 2017, and The Bobby Brown Story picks up where it left off following Brown’s successful solo run.

McClain is reprising his role as Brown, one of the genre’s original “bad boys” whose life epitomizes the meaning of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. His hits may have kept him at the top of the charts, but his antics kept him on the front page.

Alonso (The Mysteries of Laura) is Louil Silas Jr, an MCA producer-executive who helps make Bobby a solo star.

Phifer plays Tommy Brown, Bobby’s brother. Howery is Brian Irvine, Bobby’s business manager. Carter plays Herbert “Pops” Brown, Bobby’s father. Gross is set as Steven Sealy, a childhood friend of Bobby’s who is killed in a gunfight after hanging with him at a hometown bar. Goss plays Bobby’s current wife, Alicia Etheridge, and McCree will reprise her New Edition Story as Bobby’s mother Carole Brown.

The Bobby Brown Story is directed by Spike Lee protégé Kiel Adrian Scott.

Production is currently underway in Atlanta.

BET plans a two-night September premiere for The Bobby Brown Story.

Laz Alonso to Star in Amazon’s Drama Series “The Boys”

Laz Alonso is just one of The Boys

The 43-year-old Afro-Cuban American actor has landed a role in Amazon’s straight-to-series drama The Boys.

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The project comes from from Supernatural creator and Timeless co-creator Eric KripkePreacher‘s Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen and Sony Pictures Television.

Written by Kripke based on the comic book by Garth Ennis & Darick Robertson and directed by Goldberg & Rogen, The Boys is set in a world where superheroes embrace the darker side of their massive celebrity and fame. It revolves around a group of vigilantes known informally as “the boys,” who set out to take down corrupt superheroes with no more than blue-collar grit and a willingness to fight dirty.

Alonso will play Mother’s Milk. Second in command of the Boys, he’s a great detective, highly intelligent and observant and an intuitive investigator.

Alonso, whose television series credits include NBC’s The Mysteries of Laura IDeception, as well as A&E’s Breakout Kings, appeared in Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit and will next be seen opposite Paula Patton and Omar Epps in the Lionsgate feature Traffik.

Alonso Starring in Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit-Themed Crime Drama Project

Laz Alonso has a Motor City state of mind…

The 42-year-old Afro-Cuban American actor is starring in Kathryn Bigelow’s crime drama Untitled Detroit Project.

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The film is set against the backdrop of Detroit’s 1967 riots and explores systemic racism in urban Detroit.

In addition to Alonso, the film also stars Jeremy Strong, Chris Chalk, Austin Hébert, Ephraim Sykes, Nathan Davis Jr., Malcolm David Kelley, Peyton Alex Smith and Leon Thomas III.

The crime drama, now in production, was penned by Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty scribe Mark Boal.

Sanchez to Star in the Indie Film “Stranded”

Roselyn Sanchez has been left stranded

The 43-year-old Puerto Rican actress has joined the cast of Stranded.

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Sanchez, who most recently starred on Lifetime’s Devious Maids, will co-star alongside Paula Patton, Omar Epps and Laz Alonso.

From writer-director Deon Taylor, the indie film follows a journalist (Patton) who is kidnapped after she starts investigating the world of sex trafficking.

Sanchez will play Malia, Darren’s (Alonso) girlfriend who struggles with trust issues in their relationship before realizing she must do everything she can to save herself and her best friend.

Sanchez spent four seasons on the recently canceled  Devious Maids. But she is reteaming with the network on the television movie Death of a Vegas Showgirl, in which she stars and produces. It’s slated to air in October.

Her other credits include The Game PlanAct of Valor and Rush Hour 2.

Alonso to Star in NBC’s Drama Pilot “The Mysteries of Laura”

It’s a mysterious time for Laz Alonso

The 39-year-old Afro-Cuban American actor has signed on to co-star opposite Debra Messing in NBC’s drama pilot The Mysteries of Laura.

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Directed by McG, from a script written by Jeff Rake, the project is based on the popular Spanish series Los misterios de Laura.

The telelvision project centers on the life and relationships of Laura Diamond (Messing), a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her hell-raising twin children.

Alonso will portray Billy, Laura’s partner in crime.

Alonso’s casting stems from a talent holding deal the network inked with him following his stint on last season’s short-lived drama Deception.

The Mysteries of Laura is being produced by Warner Bros. Television, Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.

Alonso’s previous credits include Breakout Kings and Avatar.

Good Lands Bossy Role in “Anchorman” Sequel…

Meagan Good will be making news on the big screen later this year…

The 31-year-old part-Puerto Rican actress, who currently stars opposite Laz Alonso in NBC’s Deception, has been cast in Anchorman: The Legend Continues, starring opposite Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Christina Applegate.

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In the sequel to the 2004 comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Good will reportedly portray Ron Burgundy’s (Ferrell) boss. Other new cast members include Kristen Wiig and James Marsden.

Filming on the Paramount project is expected to begin soon in Atlanta, with Anchorman: The Legend Continues slated for release on December 20.

Good’s credits include Think Like a Man, Jumping the Broom and The Baytown Disco.

Alonso is About to Get “Notorious”…

Laz Alonso could be headed to the Peacock Network in the near future.

The 38-year-old Afro-Cuban American actor, who picked up his first NAACP Image Award last month, has been cast as the male lead opposite Meagan Good in NBC’s drama pilot Notorious.

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Notorious is described as an opulent soap in which detective Joanna Locasto (Good) returns undercover to the wealthy and troubled Lawson family she grew up in — as the housekeeper’s daughter — to solve the murder of celebutante Vivian Lawson, who was once her closest friend.

Alonzo will play NYPD detective Will Sacovitch, who recruits former flame Joanna to infiltrate the Lawson home, in hopes that she’ll find evidence that Vivian was murdered.

Alonso, who most recently starred in A&E’s Breakout Kings, has starred in the feature film Jumping the Broom and guest-starred on Southland.

Alonso Wins NAACP Image Award

Laz Alonso is jumping for joy after picking up his first NAACP Image Award

The 37-year-old Cuban-American actor picked up the award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his starring role in Jumping the Broom at the 43rd Annual NAACP Image Awards.

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Alonso beat out stiff competition for the award, including Eddie Murphy (Tower Heist), Laurence Fishburne (Contagion) and Vin Diesel (Fast Five).

Meanwhile, Tatyana Ali picked up the award for Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series. The 32-year-old part-Panamanian actress/singer—who was named one of BET’s Black Girls Rock last fall— picked up the award for her recurring role as Roxanne on CBSThe Young and the Restless.

The Image Awards are presented annually by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and the group’s members select the winners.

Click here for a complete look at the night’s winners.