Adan Rocha is livin’ the Dream(er)…
The Latino actor has been cast as a new series regular on CBS’ new Murphy Brown, hailing from original creator Diane English and Warner Bros. Television.
As an inherently political comedy, the Murphy Brown revival has been expected to take on the Donald Trump presidency, and now the series will include his controversial immigration policies.
First appearing in the show’s second episode, Rocha will play Miguel, a Mexican Dreamer who came to the United States at the age of one. Now he’s a college student working at Phil’s Bar alongside Phyllis (Tyne Daly) for extra money to put toward tuition. Quick with a quip, he’s always making cracks about “The Wall” and ICE.
English previously had said that the revival would address Trump’s attacks on mainstream media and its coverage, which he brands “fake news.”
Candice Bergen is back as intrepid investigative journalist and news anchor Murphy Brown. Faith Ford, Joe Regalbuto and Grant Shaud reprise their roles from the original series. Charles Kimbrough, who was the newscast anchor in the original, is set to do three episodes of the remake as a guest star. New series regulars include Daly, Jake McDormanas Murphy’s grown-up son Avery, and Nik Dodani as Pat Patel.
Rocha previously appeared on IFC’s Brockmire and Freeform’s The Fosters.