Camila Perez is headed south of the border…
Perez joins a list of cast newcomers that includes Enrique Arrizon, Damian Alcázar and Raphael Alejandro.
Richard Shepard will direct the pilot episode for Lionsgate Television.
Created by Austin Winsberg, Eduardo Cisneros and Jason Shuman, Acapulco is a half-hour Spanish- and English-language comedy that centers on Maximo (Arrizon), a young Mexican man whose dream comes true when he gets the job of a lifetime at the hottest resort in Acapulco. But soon he realizes that the gig is far more complicated than he ever imagined as all of his beliefs and morals start to be questioned.
The series takes place in 1984, with Derbez narrating and playing the present-day version of the main character.
Also reprising his role from the movie is Alejandro, who plays Hugo, Older Maximo’s nephew.
Alcázar joins the cast as Don Pablo, the head of operations at the Acapulco resort. Perez will play Julia, the resort’s front desk receptionist.
Perez’s credits include Gotham and A Teacher.
Arrizon’s credits also include An Unknown Enemy.
Alcázar has been seen in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and The Perfect Dictatorship.
Alejandro starred on Once Upon A Time.