Sandoval Lands Recurring Role on FX’s “Fargo”

Olivia Sandoval is North Dakota bound…

The Latina actress has landed a key recurring role on the upcoming third season of FX’s series Fargo.

Olivia Sandoval

The new installment is set in 2010 and features Ewan McGregor (in dual roles), Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and David Thewlis.

In Season 3, Emmit Stussy (McGregor), the Parking Lot King of Minnesota, sees himself as an American success story, whereas his slightly younger brother Ray (also McGregor) is more of a cautionary tale. Forever living in his brother’s shadow, Ray is a balding and pot-bellied parole officer with a huge chip on his shoulder about the hand he’s been dealt – and he blames his brother. Their sibling rivalry follows a twisted path that begins with petty theft but soon leads to murder, mobsters and cutthroat competitive bridge.

Sandoval will play St. Cloud police officer Winnie Lopez in a season-long arc. Blessed with the gift of gab, Winnie is not shy about sharing her feelings on everything from family planning to being a female on the force.

Sandoval, the daughter of actor Miguel Sandoval, recurred on Medium and guest-starred most recently on The Real O’Neals.

Murciano to Star Opposite Anna Paquin in ABC’s Drama Pilot “Broken”

Enrique Murciano is reporting for medical duty… 

The 42-year-old Cuban American actor will star opposite Anna Paquin in ABC’s drama pilot Broken.

Enrique Murciano

Written by Meaghan Oppenheimer, the project follows the personal and professional life of Gemma (Paquin), a ruthless divorce attorney in Dallas whose life begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister (Charity Wakefield) resurfaces, triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets.

Murciano, who most starred as Marco Diaz on Netflix’s Bloodline, will play Peter, Gemma’s (Paquin) childhood friend-turned-nemesis after she represented his ex-wife in his divorce. Peter comes from a similarly rough upbringing as Gemma, but through hard work has become a successful doctor.

Murciano, best known for starring on CBS’ mystery drama Without a Trace, has also appeared on Power, 666 Park Avenue, NCIS and Medium.

Gonzalez Lands Series Regular Role on ABC Family’s Comedy Pilot “Tough Cookie”

Rick Gonzalez has a sweet new role…

The 35-year-old Dominican and Puerto Rican actor has landed a series regular role on ABC Family’s comedy pilot Tough Cookie. 

Rick Gonzalez

From Awkward creator Lauren Iungerich and David Janollari, it centers on a young mother who isn’t ready to parent and her daughter who doesn’t want to be parented. It takes a village to raise a child — or, rather, a child to raise a village.

Gonzalez will portray Seth Whitfield, who works for the San Francisco Department of Children’s Services.

Gonzalez was a series regular on Rush, as well as Reaper. His other credits include appearances on Medium, Castle, Lie to Me, The Protector and The Closer.

His film credits include Coach Carter, The Guilt Trip and War of the Worlds.

Sandoval Upped to Series Regular on NBC’s “Bad Judge”

Expect more bad judgment from Miguel Sandoval.

The 62-year-old Latino actor has been upped to series regular on NBC’s single-camera comedy Bad Judge. 

Miguel Sandoval

The seriescenters on a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman (portrayed by Kate Walsh) whose life on the edge is constantly in balance as she also happens to be a judge in the criminal court system.

Sandoval, who guest starred in the pilot, plays Judge Connors, her boss on the San Bernardino County bench, who gives her extra work because he believes in her as a judge.

Sandoval previously starred in the NBC/CBS series Medium, and has appeared on TNT’s Dallas, HBO’s Entourage and TNT’s The Closer.

Echevarria Signs Premium Two-Script Deal with Legendary Television

René Echevarria has landed a legendary contract…

The Cuban American screenwriter and film producer has signed a premium two-script deal with Legendary Television.

René Echevarria

No concepts have been set yet, but Deadline.com reports that Echevarria may explore titles from Legendary’s movie library.

The Primetime Emmy-nominated veteran showrunner has a background in leading big properties to the small screen, including Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Echevarria also served as the executive producer/showrunner on Fox’s Terra Nova and executive produced MTV’s Teen Wolf.

Additionally, he co-created USA Network’s The 4400 and worked on Medium and Castle.

Murciano Lands Recurring Role on New Netflix Psychological Thriller

Enrique Murciano is heading to Netflix

The 40-year-old Cuban-American actor has landed a recurring role on Netflix‘s untitled psychological thriller from Sony Pictures Television.

Enrique Murciano

Written and executive produced by Damages creators Todd A. Kessler, Daniel Zelman and Glenn Kessler, the 13-episode series centers on a close-knit family of four adult siblings (Kyle Chandler, Ben Mendelsohn, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz) whose secrets and scars are revealed when their black sheep brother (Mendelsohn) returns home.

Murciano will portray Meg’s (Cardellini) boyfriend Marco, a member of the county sheriff’s department.

He’ll next be seen in Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, Water & Power and a recurring role on the Starz drama Power.

His previous television credits include 666 Park Avenue, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, NCIS, Medium and Without a Trace.

Sandoval to Star in NBC’s Comedy Pilot “Bad Judge”

Miguel Sandoval is getting benched

The 62-year-old Latino actor, best known for portraying District Attorney Manuel Devalos on the long-running NBC/CBS series Medium, will star in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Bad Judge.

Miguel Sandoval

Starring Private Practice alum Kate Walsh, the series centers on a hard-living, sexually unapologetic woman whose life on the edge is constantly in balance as she also happens to be a judge in the criminal court system.

Sandoval will portray Judge Connors, her boss on the San Bernardino County bench, who gives her extra work because he believes in her as a judge.

Sandoval’s television credits include appearances on HBO’s Entourage and TNT’s The Closer.

He’ll next appear in an arc on TNT’s Dallas.

Sandoval to Star in CBS’ “The Surgeon General” Drama Pilot

Miguel Sandoval is getting political in his next role…

The 61-year-old Latino actor has signed on to star in CBS’ drama pilot The Surgeon General.

Miguel Sandoval

The project centers on Dr. John Sherman (portrayed by Jason Isaacs), the most powerful doctor in the nation, the Surgeon General, who has 315 million patients.

Sandoval, best known for portraying D.A. Manuel Devalos on Medium, will portray Senator Nortega in the pilot.

Sandoval’s other television credits include appearances on Entourage, The Closer and Alias. His film credits include Get Shorty, Tortilla Heaven and Do the Right Thing.

Echevarria to Executive-Produce CBS’ “Intelligence” Pilot

René Echevarria will be putting his magic touch on a new CBS project…

The Cuban American producer/writer has joined CBS’ drama pilot Intelligence as an executive producer/showrunner.

Rene Echevarria

Echevarria will be joining forces with creator/executive producer Michael Seitzman in running the series for ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios.

Based on John Dixon’s unpublished book Dissident, Intelligence, which stars Josh Holloway, is centered at U.S. Cyber Command and focuses on a unit that has been created around one agent with a very special gift — a microchip has been implanted in his brain allowing him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum.

In addition to Holloway, the pilot will feature James Martinez as a “muscular federal investigator.”

The Emmy-nominated Echevarria’s credits include serving as executive producer/showrunner on Fox’s Terra Nova. He also co-created USA’s The 4400 and worked on the Jessica Alba-starrer Dark Angel, Teen Wolf, Medium and Castle.

Barerra to Guest Star on Grimm’s La Llorona-Themed Episode

This upcoming pre-Halloween weekend is looking pretty grimm for David Barerra

The Mexican American actor is set to guest star on a NBC’s supernatural crime drama Grimm, which takes place in a world where characters inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales exist.

David Barrera

Barrera will appear on the show’s Halloween-themed episode, which will feature an appearance by telenovela star Kate del Castillo as a mysterious detective from Albuquerque searching for a child abductor.

The episode, titled “La Llorona,” is loosely based on the Latin American legend of a woman who drowned her children. According to legend, a beautiful woman named Maria kills her children by drowning them; in order to be with the man she loves. When he rejects her, she kills herself. Challenged at the gates of heaven as to the whereabouts of her children, she isn’t permitted to enter the afterlife until she finds them. So Maria is forced to wander the earth for all eternity, searching in vain for her drowned offspring, with her constant weeping giving her the name La Llorona.

Barrera will portray a resident named Luis Alvarez, whose son is taken by La Llorona.

“The detectives and I spend the rest of the episode searching for him and trying to catch La Llorona,” says Barrera of his guest role. “It’s a really creepy episode, especially if you grew up with the legend of La Llorona.”

The deeper Grimm’s main character Nick (David Giuntoli) digs into the case, the more he realizes the pattern of the kidnapping matches those in the famed “La Llorona” legend, a story with its roots intertwined with his own family’s Grimm history.

Barrera – whose television credits include appearances on Heroes, CSI: Miami, Boston Legal, Medium, Nip/Tuck and 24 – enjoyed sharing screen time with his fellow guest star del Castillo.

“Kate was a really nice and approachable person,” says Barrera. “I had met her once before on the set of the PBS series American Family. She was really easy to talk to and is a very talented lady.”

The spooktacular episode featuring Barrera and del Castillo will air 9:00 pm on NBC. Friday, October 26 at 9:00 pm on NBC.