Ariela Barer to Star in ABC’s Erin Brockovich-Inspired Drama Pilot “Rebel”

Ariela Barer is ready to rebel

The Mexican American actress will star in ABC’s drama pilot Rebel, inspired by the life of activist Erin Brockovich.

Ariela Barer

Barer will star as a series regular opposite Katey Sagaland Tamala Jonesin the project.

Executive produced by Brockovich, Rebel hails from Grey’s Anatomy and Station 19 showrunner Krista VernoffDavis EntertainmentSony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.

Written by Vernoff, Rebel centers on Annie “Rebel” Bello (Sagal), a blue-collar legal advocate without a law degree. A funny, messy, brilliant and fearless woman who cares desperately about the causes she fights for and the people she loves.

Barer will play Ziggie. The rebellious adopted daughter of Aiden and Rebel, Ziggie is going through a bad patch. She got hooked on pain medication after an injury, but has been drug-free for the last 72 days. A teenager who needs to attend Narcotics Anonymous meetings on a very regular basis, Ziggie is vulnerable as hell and needs her mother — only her mother is busy-busy-busy with her latest cluster of tormented clients.

Barer most recently played the role of Gert Yorkes in Marvel’s Runaways,and she recurred on Atypical and One Day At A Time

In film, she portrayed Olivia in feature Lady Worldand will next be seen as a lead in upcoming Disfluencyand in a supporting role in The Ultimate Playlist of Noise.

HBO Max Developing Claudia Forestieri’s “The Gordita Chronicles”

Claudia Forestieri is getting personal on her next project…

HBO Max has put in development The Gordita Chroniclesa coming-of-age kids and family comedy from the half-Dominican writer, Josh Berman’s Osprey ProductionsZoe Saldana’s Cinestar Pictures and Sony Pictures Television, where Osprey is under a deal.

Claudia Forestieri

Written by Forestieri, The Gordita Chronicles, loosely inspired by Forestieri’s life, centers around a Latina reporter looking back on her childhood as a chubby, willful and reluctant Dominican immigrant growing up with her eccentric family in 1980s Miami.

Berman and Chris Kingexecutive produce for Osprey Productions. Zoe Saldana, Mariel Saldanaand Cisely Saldanaexecutive produce for Cinestar Pictures. Forestieri is co-executive producer. Sony Pictures Television is the studio.

Forestieri was a producer for Telemundo’s L.A. affiliate where she earned five local Emmys and a GLAAD Media award for her work covering the Latino community. She is an alumnus of HBO’s Access Writing FellowshipNALIP’s Latino Writers Lab and NBC’s Writers on the Vergeprogram. Forestieri is a writer on the upcoming Selena: The Seriesfor Netflix and previously wrote on Freeform’s Good Trouble.

Saldana is next set to star and executive produce From Scratch, a limited series from Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshinefor Netflix.

Roberta Colindrez to Star in Amazon’s Comedy Pilot “A League of Their Own”

Roberta Colindrez is in a league of her own

The 33-year-old Mexican actress has been cast as a series regular in Amazon’s comedy pilot A League of Their Own.

Roberta Colindrez

She joins a cast that includes Chanté AdamsKelly McCormackPriscilla DelgadoGbemisola Ikumelo and D’Arcy Carden, along with writer-executive producer Abbi JacobsonMelanie Fieldis set to recur.

The hourlong pilot, a fresh approach to Penny Marshall’s 1992 feature film of the same name, hails from writers/executive producers Jacobson and Will Graham and Sony Pictures Television

The show will follow brand new characters who embody the spirit of a generation of incredible women who dared to play professional baseball. The show begins with the formation of the All American Girls Professional Baseball Leaguein 1943 and follows our heroes as they fight to keep the League alive through close games, injuries, sexual awakenings and road trips across a rapidly changing United States.

Colindrez will portray Mita, a cool, calm and collected pitcher from the Texas ranch country, Mita’s got a killer poker face, on and off the field. She won’t reveal her secrets easily.

Delgado is Izzy. Straight from Havana, Izzy is the youngest, most enthusiastic Peach.

A League of Their Own is produced by Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television in association with Field Trip Productions

Colindrez has been a series regular on Starz’s Vida for the past two seasons and also recurred in seasons two and three of the HBO drama The Deuce. She was previously seen on Amazon comedy I Love Dick.Colindrez also recently starred alongside John Ortizand Judith Lightin Ms. White Light, which premiered at SXSWand won the audience award at the 2019 Torino Film Festival

Puerto Rican actress Delgado previously starred in Julieta, La chica de ayer and Paco’s Men. 

ABC Renews Nicholas Gonzalez’s “The Good Doctor” for a Fourth Season

Things are still goodfor Nicholas Gonzalez

ABC has given an early Season 4 renewal to its hit medical drama series The Good Doctor, starring the 44-year-old Mexican American actor.

Nicholas Gonzalez

The Good Doctor marks the first ABC scripted series renewal this season.

Produced by Sony Pictures Television and ABC Studios, The Good Doctoris ABC’s most-watched show this season after 35 days of delayed viewing across all linear and digital platforms, averaging 15.6 million total viewers with multi-platform playback. 

The Good Doctor,Monday’s No. 1 series in total viewers, is the season’s No. 1 gainer in TV playback in total viewers, jumping by 6.41 million viewers from its Live+Same Day average to its Live+35 Day average. In addition, the ABC drama nearly triples its Live+Same Day adults 18-49 rating after 35 days of playback, spiking by 175% to stand as the No. 1 broadcast gainer this season.

Developed by David Shore and based on a Korean format, The Good Doctor stars Freddie Highmore as Dr. Shaun Murphy, a young surgeon with autism and savant syndrome.

Gonzalez portrays Dr. Neil Melendez, an attending cardiothoracic surgeon in charge of surgical residents.

The Good Doctorhas been a cornerstone on Monday nights and is one of those special heartfelt series that fearlessly tackles inclusivity,” said ABC Entertainment president Karey Burke. “David Shore’s thoughtful storytelling, combined with an incredible cast led by Freddie Highmore’s nuanced performance as Dr. Shaun Murphy, are what have made this series a breakout hit over the past three seasons, and I’m excited to see where they take us next.”

In the current third season, Shaun continues to use his extraordinary medical gifts at St. Bonaventure Hospital’s surgical unit. As his friendships deepen, Shaun continues to tackle the world of dating and romantic relationships, and work harder than he ever has before, navigating his environment to prove to his colleagues that his talents as a surgeon will save lives.

Natalia Cordova-Buckley to Appear on Paramount Network’s Drama “Coyote”

Natalia Cordova-Buckley is headed to the U.S./Mexico border…

The 37-year-old Mexican actress has landed a recurring role opposite Michael Chiklis in CoyoteParamount Network’s one-hour scripted drama series from Emmy-winning executive producer and director Michelle MacLarenDark Horse Entertainmentand Sony Pictures Television.

Natalia Cordova-Buckley

Cordova-Buckley joins a roster of recurring actors that includes Mark FeuersteinKelli WilliamsDaniel MoraEmy Mena, George PullarAmy Forsyth, Ross PhillipsRomina D’UgoBobby Daniel RodriguezJose Pablo Cantilloand Drew Powell.

Written by David GrazianoMichael Carnes and Josh GilbertCoyoteis the story of Ben Clemens (Chiklis), who, after 32 years as a border patrol agent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black-and-white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties.

Cordova-Buckley will portray Paloma Zamora, a politically connected socialite connected to the cartel.

Mora will portray Mazo Zamora, older brother of cartel boss, in a power struggle for control over the family business.

Mena will play Maria Elena Flores, a pregnant teenager who finds herself in some trouble.

D’Ugo will play Esme Gallo, an artist in Mexico.

Rodriguez is Lugo Peralta, an HSI Agent.

Cantillo will play Javi Lopez, former partner and best friend to Ben.

MacLaren will direct the pilot and executive produce the series. 

Production on the first season is underway with the series scheduled to premiere on Paramount Network this summer.

Pop TV to Premiere the Fourth Season of Justina Machado’s “One Day at a Time” in March

Justina Machado’s new Dayhas come…

Pop TV has scheduled Tuesday, March 24 as the fourth-season premiere of One Day at a Time, starring the 47-year-old Puerto Rican actress.

Justina Machado

Produced by Sony Pictures Television, the new 13-episode season will premiere at 9:30 pm following new episodes of the final season of Schitt’s Creek before moving to 9:00 pm, beginning April 14.

Inspired by Norman Lear’s 1975 series, the comedy will continue to tell the story of the Cuban American Alvarez family. This season will find Penelope (Machado) exploring a surprising relationship, her mother Lydia (Rita Moreno) experiencing a religious crisis – as well as revealing the details of her surprise trip to Cuba with Dr. Berkowitz (Stephen Tobolowsky), and Schneider (Todd Grinnell) finding his relationship with Avery (India de Beaufort) growing deeper. Meanwhile, Elena (Isabella Gomez) begins to prepare for college and Alex (Marcel Ruiz) starts to date.

“The enthusiastic response from fans since announcing our new season of One Day at a Time has been thrilling,” said Brad Schwartz, President, Pop TV. “The series is more important than ever with its unmatched ability to tackle topical social issues through the lens of a relatable, loving family. The exceptionally talented team behind and in front of the camera make us proud to have ONE DAY AT A TIMEat home at Pop TV.”

Pop TV rescued the revived series after Netflixcanceled the show following its third season.

One Day at a Time is produced by Act III Productions, Inc.,Snowpants Productionsand GloNation in association with Sony Pictures Television, with Norman LearMike RoyceGloria Calderón Kellettand Brent Millerserving as executive producers.

Adriana Paz Cast in Paramount Network’s “Coyote”

The huntis over for Adriana Paz.

The 39-year-old Mexican actress and dancer has been cast as a series regular opposite Michael Chiklis and Juan Pablo Raba in Coyote, Paramount Network’s one-hour scripted drama series.

Adriana Paz

Written by David Graziano, Michael Carnes and Josh GilbertCoyote is the story of Ben Clemens (Chiklis), who, after 32 years as a border patrol agent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black-and-white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties.

Paz joins a cast of series regulars that includes Kristyan FerrerOctavio PisanoCynthia Kaye McWilliams and Julio Cedillo

Paz will play Silvia, the proprietor of the local taqueria. Ferrer will portray Chayo, a member of the Cartel and has a very personal ax to grind. Pisano will play Sultan, member of the Cartel, he is a second generation Mexican American who has fled to Mexico. McWilliams will portray Holly Vincent, the smart, savvy, and streetwise HSI Agent. Cedillo will play Neto, a seasoned, local cop in a small Mexico town.

The project hails from Emmy-winning executive producer and director Michelle MacLarenDark Horse Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. It’s slated to premiere in 2020.

MacLaren will direct the pilot and executive produce the series. Graziano serves as showrunner. Graziano, Carnes and Gilbert are writers and executive producers. 

Paz’s previous credits include her Ariel Award-winning performance in La Tirisia, as well as roles in Rudo y CursiSpectreHilda and El Autor.

Ferrer, a 24-year-old Mexican actor, previously appeared in Sin Nombre, Ramon and600 Millas.

Pisano previously appeared in New York UndercoveriLove and If Loving You is Wrong.

Cedillo, a 49-year-old Mexican American actor, previously appeared in The Three Burials of Melquiades EstradaSicario and Narcos: Mexico.

Juan Pablo Raba to Star in Paramount Network’s Drama Series “Coyote”

Juan Pablo Raba is on the hunt…

The 42-year-old Colombian actor will star opposite Michael Chiklis in Coyote, Paramount Network’s one-hour scripted drama series from Emmy-winning executive producer and director Michelle MacLarenDark Horse Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television.

Juan Pablo Raba

 

Written by David Graziano, Michael Carnes and Josh GilbertCoyote is the story of Ben Clemens (Chiklis), who, after 32 years as a U.S. Border Patrolagent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black-and-white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties.

Raba will play El Catrin, head of a small family cartel in Mexico. El Catrin is something of an anomaly — charming and impeccably dressed, a man of his word who would just as soon invite you to dinner as have you killed for breaking a deal.

Coyoteis slated to premiere in 2020.

Raba recently wrapped production on action-thriller The Minuteman alongside Liam Neeson, from director Robert Lorenzs

On television, Raba is known for his starring role as Ricky Ortiz on the military drama Six, which aired for two seasons on History, and for his role as Gustavo, on Narcos. Raba can be seen in Netflix’s original Colombian series, Distrito Salvaje, in which he stars and also executive produces. He’s also known for his recurring role in the third season of ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. His character Joey Gutierrez is the first openly gay hero in the Marvelfranchise. 

Priscilla Delgado to Star in Amazon’s “A League of Their Own” Pilot

Priscilla Delgado is in a league of her own

The 17-year-old Puerto Rican actress has been cast in Amazon’s hourlong pilot A League of Their Own, an adaptation of Penny Marshall’s 1992 feature film of the same name, from writers/executive producers Abbi Jacobson and Will Graham and Sony Pictures Television.

Delgado joins a cast that includes Kelly McCormack, with D’Arcy Carden and Jacobson, who are finalizing their acting deals, and Gbemisola Ikumelo, who is set.

Like the movie, A League of Their Own the series is about a women’s professional baseball league during World War II.

Delgado plays Izzy, an optimistic and fun girl who’s probably the youngest player to try out for the Rockford Peaches. The brave teenager left Cuba and landed in the Midwest just to play the game.

Delgado previously appeared in Pedro Almodovar’s JulietaAbracadabra and The Evil That Men Do

Christina Vidal to Star in ABC’s Family Comedy Pilot “United We Fall”

It’s a united effort for Christina Vidal.

The 37-year-old Puerto Rican actress has been cast as a lead opposite Will Sasso and Jane Curtin in United We FallABC’s family comedy from Making History creator Julius SharpeSeth GordonSony Pictures Television and ABC Studios.

Christina Vidal

Written by Sharpe and directed by Mark Cendrowski, United We Fall is a profoundly realistic, multicultural sitcom that shows how, when two people, Bill (Sasso) and Jo (Vidal) with young children and overzealous extended families truly love each other, barely anything is possible.

Sasso’s Bill is a confident, analytical yet funny and emotional father and husband. Bill and his wife, Jo, both have college degrees, great careers, and a solid, loving marriage. However, since having their second kid, they can barely make it out the door. He tries to hold it together because he loves his family more than anything, and, deep down, he knows his wife is slightly too cool to be with him.

Vidal’s Jo, the youngest of ten siblings, is not a “traditional” mom. Although she is a strong female role model for her kids, she’s cool, sarcastic, and does things her own way, often bringing her into conflict with other parents and her own extended family.

Vidal played the series regular role of Detective Valeria Chavez in Training Daywhich aired for one season on CBS. She was most recently seen in a recurring role on Sneaky Pete, and previously recurred on Limitless and Code Blackamong other credits.