The 39-year-old Cuban American actress will co-star opposite Stephen Dorffin Deputy,Fox’s police drama pilot from Bright helmer David Ayer, Aquaman writer Will Bealland eOne.
Written by Beall and directed by Ayer, Deputy centers on Deputy Bill Hollister (Dorff), a career lawman who’s very comfortable kicking down doors and utterly lost in a staff meeting. But when the L.A. County sheriff drops dead, Bill becomes acting sheriff, in charge of 10,000 sworn deputies policing a modern Wild West.
Martinez will play Hollister’s wife, Dr. Paula Reyes, a trauma surgeon. Strong-willed yet sensitive, she’s a good match for her husband.
Martinez was a series regular for the first two seasons of Amazon’sThe Tick, playing Miss Lint.
Martinez continues to recur as Dr. Luisa Alver on the CW’s Jane the Virgin and also is recurring on CBS’ Bull.