FX Renews JD Pardo’s “Mayans M.C.” for Fourth Season

JD Pardo is still ridin’ high…

FX’s Sons of Anarchy spinoff Mayans M.C., starring the 40-year-old Salvadoran and Argentinian-American actor, has been renewed for a fourth season, coming ahead of the third-season finale of the gritty biker drama on May 11.

JD Pardo

Co-creator Elgin James took over as showrunner for the third season following the firing of his co-creator Kurt Sutter.

The fourth season will air in 2022.

Mayans M.C. follows the life of Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes, played by Pardo, a newly patched member of the Mayans M.C. charter on the Cali/Mexi border. Once the golden boy with the American Dream in his grasp, EZ and his brother Angel (Clayton Cardenas) are closer than ever after uncovering the truth behind their mother’s murder while their father Felipe (Edward James Olmos) struggles to reconcile the choices he and his sons have made.

After U.S. Assistant District Attorney Lincoln Potter (Ray McKinnon) threatens to deport Felipe, EZ and Angel chose to leverage incriminating information to protect him rather than to free rebel leader Adelita (Carla Baratta) from federal custody, leaving her to give birth to Angel’s son while in handcuffs. Meanwhile, Miguel Galindo (Danny Pino), is left reeling over the loss of his mother to apparent suicide, while others quietly suspect foul play.

Additionally, the Mayans seek vengeance on their rivals, the Tijuana M.C. Vatos Malditos, after a surprise attack on their club. When the smoke clears, they discover the body of a Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club Redwood Original – there will be hell to pay.

Michael Irby, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, Emilio Rivera, Sarah Bolger and Sulem Calderon also star.

Mayans M.C. is executive produced by James, Michael Dinner and Sutter. The 10-episode third season is produced by 20th Television and FX Productions.

“Elgin James, his creative collaborators, this incredible cast and crew delivered on another epic season of Mayans M.C.,” said Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Entertainment. “Through three seasons, Mayans has told stories that resonate well beyond the border where the club thrives and survives, inviting fans inside their world and giving them a seat at the table.”

Miguel Bernardeau to Star in the European Netflix Mystery Drama Series “1899”

Miguel Bernardeau is going back in time…

The 24-year-old Spanish actor has been cast in 1899, the major European Netflix series from Jantje Friese and Baran bo Odar.

Miguel BernardeauBernardeau, who joins previously announced star Emily Beecham, is part of a roster of cast newcomers that includes Aneurin Barnard, Andreas Pietschmann, Maciej Musial, Anton LesserLucas Lynggaard Tønnesen, Rosalie Craig, Clara Rosager, Maria Erwolter, Yann Gael, Mathilde Ollivier, José Pimentão, Isabella Wei, Gabby Wong, Jonas Bloquet, Fflyn Edwards and Alexandre Willaume.

 

Production is now underway on the mystery drama series in a newly-built, state of the art virtual production stage housed at Babelsberg Studios in Germany. The ‘LED Volume’ is the largest such facility in Europe. You can read our exclusive deep-dive into the series and its tech with creators Friese and Odar as well as Netflix here.

The international cast, who hail from countries including Spain, Denmark, Germany the UK and more, reflect the spirit of the 8 x 60 series, which is fully pan-European, and dialogue will be filmed in each actor’s native language. The show follows a group of migrants from various backgrounds leaving Europe on a steamship to start new lives in the United States. When they encounter another migrant ship adrift on the open sea, an unexpected event turns their journey into a terrifying nightmare.

Pepe Aguilar to Launch 15 New “Jaripeo Sin Fronteras” Tour Dates in September

Pepe Aguilar is expanding his North American presence…

After a successful U.S. and Mexico tour in 2018 and 2019, the 52-year-old Mexican-American singer-songwriter and actor will continue his Jaripeo Sin Fronteras tour with 15 new dates in 2021.

Pepe Aguilar

Conceptualized by the renowned Regional Mexican star himself, the family-friendly concert will have performances by Pepe, Angela Aguilar, Leonardo Aguilar, Antonio Aguilar Jr., Banda Sinaloense, Mariachi Zacatecano, rodeo acts, horse shows, charreria competition, bull riders, and more.

The 2021 tour, produced by Live Nation, will kick off on September 4 in Phoenix’s Gila River Arena, and wrap up on December 5 in San Jose’s SAP Center.

The Aguilar dynasty will also make pit stops in Atlanta, Chicago, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, to name a few.

Combining traditional equestrianism with the latest technology like video, lasers, lights, and special effects, Pepe describes the tour as “a rock concert but with traditional content.”

“It’s basically a modular concept, where you can change the pieces,” Aguilar previously told Billboard of the family touring tradition. “The fundamental parts are the horse shows and the Mexican traditions.

Tickets for the 2021 Jaripeo Sin Fronteras tour will go on sale at noon local time on Friday, May 7, via Ticketmaster.com.

Here are the dates:

September 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ Gila River Arena
September 5 – Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
September 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center
September 17 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena
September 19 -Fresno, CA @ Save Mart Center
September 25 – El Paso, TX @ El Paso Coliseum
October 1 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
October 3 – Edinburg, TX @ Bert Ogden Arena
October 8 – Atlanta, GA @ Infinite Energy Arena
October 10 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
October 24 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
November 6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
November 20 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
December 3 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
December 5 – San Jose, CA @ SAP Center

Neto Bernal Releases New Version of Luis Miguel-Hit “Hasta Que Me Olvides”

Neto Bernal isn’t forgetting an iconic hit… He’s reimagining it!

The 23-year-old Mexican Regional Mexican music newcomer has released “Hasta Que Me Olvides,” his sierreño version of Luis Miguel’s 1993 hit written by Juan Luis Guerra.

Neto Bernal

The heartfelt track, on which Bernal beautifully flaunts his powerhouse vocals, is the lead single from Bernal’s new EP of the same name.

The set is home to six tracks, including the mariachi version of “Si Quieres” in collaboration with Carolina Ross.

Eden Muñoz and Salvador Aponte also worked on the project as composers.

An emotional music video shows Neto and his onscreen girlfriend get in a car accident and stay by each other’s sides during the recovery. 

Ed Maverick Releases New Single “Niño”

Ed Maverick isn’t afraid to go deep…

The 20-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter has released his heartfelt new single “Niño.”

Ed Maverick

Hailing from his debut album eduardo, the track is a reflection of a generation’s fears and struggles, with achingly deep lyrics like “life is a beast that is slowly killing me and I don’t know what’s going to happen” that open the track.

True to Maverick’s essence, the track previews a multi-layered, ultra emotional and personal album that documents a state of transition where he allows himself to be vulnerable via lyrics that touch on grief, loss and nostalgia powered by his deep and mature vocals and emotional guitar riffs.

“I made this album during a phase when I felt like I was falling into the same problems as if they were on loop,” Ed Maverick said in a statement. “A lot of this album is about recognizing that there are loops that have to be broken and that you can’t just stay where you are and expect them to change.”

Joss Favela Releases Third Studio Album “Llegando Al Rancho”

Joss Favela has arrived

The 30-year-old Mexican singer-songwriter has released his latest album Llegando Al Rancho.

Joss Favela

In the midst of the Coronavirus lockdown, Favela dedicated his time to penning all 13 songs that form part of his third studio album.

The Banda-style melodies are an ode to his ranchero roots but his lyrics say otherwise, dedicated, for the most part to love and heartbreaks.

Alguien Especial” has soul-striking guitar riffs and tuba melodies, among other instruments, that tell the story of a person who’s disappointed due to lost love.

In “Te Dije,” Favela uses his powerful vocals to tell the story of a person who’s having a conversation with their ex, who wants to get back together.

And in the focus track, “Tu Adiós Como Tequila,” Favela continues that same line of pain and despair, drinking his sorrows away as he remembers an ex-lover.

Llegando al Rancho wraps up with the Jessi Uribe-assisted “El Alumno,” the only collaboration on the set.

Sony Moves Premiere Date for Jared Leto’s Marvel Film “Morbius” to January 28, 2022

Jared Leto’s latest film will bite its teeth into the box office a week later…

The long awaited Marvel vampire movie Morbius, starring the 49-year-old part-Spanish American actor/singer, will open a week later on January 28, 2022.

Jared Leto, Morbius

Sony had previously pushed Morbius to January 21, 2022, which is the weekend after MLK.

In Morbius, Biochemist Michael Morbius tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, but he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism instead.

Daniel Espinosa directs off a screenplay by Matt Sazama and Buck Sharpless.

The film also stars Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Jared Harris, Al Madrigal and Tyrese Gibson.

Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival to Host Special Screening of Anthony Ramos’ “In The Heights”

Anthony Ramos will be reaching new heights sooner than expected…

The Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival will host a special screening of “In The Heights,” starring the 29-year-old Puerto Rican singer/actor.

Anthony Ramos in In The Heights

The screening will take place on June 4 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.

It will come ahead of the world premiere of the Jon M. Chu-directed adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical five days later to open the Tribeca Film Festival.

It’s a coup for the L.A.-based fest, which is run by the Edward James Olmos-founded Latino Film Institute.

The preview is taking take one week before In the Heights premieres on June 11 in theaters and on HBO Max.

The news comes as LALIFF and Tribeca said they are partnering as a celebration of their 20th anniversaries this year.

HBO Max Orders Sequel to Alvin Alvarez’s Nickelodeon Series “The Brothers Garcia”

Alvin Alvarez is preparing for a special family reunion…

HBO Max has given a 10-episode order to The Garcias, a sequel to Nickelodeon’s hit sitcom The Brothers Garcia, starring the 31-year-old Latino actor.

The Brothers Garcia

The new series hails from New Cadence Productions, the banner founded by Brothers Garcia co-creator and executive producer Jeff Valdez.

The original series, billed as the first English-language sitcom to have an all Latino cast and creative team, revolved around the Garcia family, narrated by Larry (Alvarez), the adult version of one of the family’s sons.

The Brothers Garcia

Larry recounts his life alongside George, Carlos, and Lorena (his two brothers and twin sister, respectively), and the way they deal with everyday problems such as school, work, growing up, and all living in one house in San Antonio, Texas.

The Brothers Garcia aired for four seasons on Nickelodeon, from 2000 to 2004.

The new version finds the Garcia children as adults and gathering with their parents for a three-month summer vacation in a fancy beach house.

All six core cast members — Ada Maris, Carlos Lacamara, Alvarez, Jeffrey Licon, Bobby Gonzalez, Vaneza Pitynski — are set to reprise their roles.

Lionsgate Acquires North American Rights to Diego Boneta-Starrer “Die in a Gunfight”

Diego Boneta is pulling the trigger stateside…

Lionsgate has acquired the North American rights to Collin Schiffli’s thriller, Die in a Gunfight, starring the 30-year-old Mexican actor/singer.

Diego Boneta

Lionsgate plans to release the film as a multi-platform title this summer.

In the film, starring Alexandra Daddario and Boneta, an unpredictable collection of schemers and killers collide when Ben (Boneta) reconnects with his old flame Mary (Daddario) to fight for their love against cruel fate itself.

Die in a Gunfight is a fresh and contemporary film packed with action, romance and twists at every turn,” said Lauren Bixby, VP of acquisitions and co-productions at Lionsgate. “Helmer Schiffli’s vivid and captivating style creates a high octane, edgy ride.”

“Audiences need fun, adrenaline fueled entertainment more so than ever,” added Schiffli. “I am thrilled and hopeful that Gunfight will deliver some heartfelt eye candy to everyone looking for a summer flick.”

Scripted by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari, the film also stars Billy Crudup, Travis Fimmel, Justin Chatwin, Wade Allain-Marcus, and Emmanuelle Chriqui.

Producers of Die in a Gunfight include Tom Butterfield, Mark Gordon, Allyson Seeger, Adrian Politowski, Martin Metz, Jonathan Bronfman and Jason Jallet.

The production companies involved are Culmination Productions, Mark Gordon Pictures, Align, Digital Ignition Entertainment and JoBro Productions.