Fox Renews Adan Canto’s “The Cleaning Lady” for Third Season

Adan Canto is preparing for another round of cleaning

Fox has renewed its popular series The Cleaning Lady, starring the 41-year-old Mexican actor, for a third season, the network’s first live-action scripted renewal for the 2023-24 season.

Adan CantoAdditionally, Jeannine Renshaw has joined the show as an executive producer and will serve as showrunner with Miranda Kwok.

“After two heart-pounding seasons, we’re thrilled with how audiences have latched on to this incredible story,” said Michael Thorn, President of Scripted Programming, Fox Entertainment. “The cast, led by the incomparable Élodie Yung, along with our brilliant creative team and our partners at Warner Bros. Television have expertly crafted a highly compelling, emotionally-driven show that gives a perspective you don’t often see on television.”

Season 2 of The Cleaning Lady averaged 5.4 million total multiplatform viewers, more than doubling its Live + Same Day delivery by +152%.

Based on the original Argentine series, The Cleaning Lady stars Élodie Yung as Thony, a doctor who comes to the U.S. for a medical treatment to save her ailing son. But when the system fails, she becomes a cleaning lady for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules.

The series was developed by executive producer Kwok and executive-produced by showrunner Melissa Carter, and executive producers Shay Mitchell, David Dean Portelli, Rose Marie Vega and Paola Suarez. It was produced in partnership between Fox Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television.

Channing Dungey, Chairman and CEO, Warner Bros. Television Group, said: “The Cleaning Lady is a gripping and masterful tale of a mother who will do anything for her child. I am thrilled that we get to continue to explore Thony’s world in a third season. A big thank you to our partners at Fox for providing a platform for this show to thrive, to Miranda Kwok for developing such a powerful story, and to Melissa Carter for her leadership during the first two seasons. We are excited about Jeannine Renshaw joining the creative team, and I can’t wait for audiences to see what Miranda and Jeannine have in store for season three.”

In the Season 2 finale, Thony (Yung) was confronted by FBI Agent Garrett Miller (Oliver Hudson) about Arman’s (Canto) part in Maya’s (Chelsea Frei) death, while Nadia (Eva De Dominici) tries to stay on Robert Kamdar’s (Naveen Andrews) good side. Despite being warned to stay clear of Kamdar, Thony decides to take matters into her own hands to protect Fiona (Martha Millan) and ensure the safety of her family.

The series also stars Sean Lew as Chris, Faith Bryant as Jaz and Sebastien & Valentino LeSalle as Luca.

Eva De Dominici to Appear Opposite Adan Canto in Fox’s “The Cleaning Lady” Series

Eva De Dominici is cleaning up…

The 26-year-old Argentine model and actress has landed a heavily recurring role opposite Adan Canto on The Cleaning LadyFox’s adaptation of the Argentinean drama starring Elodie Yung.

Eva De DominiciThe project hails from The 100 writer Miranda KwokStargirl EP Melissa Carter, who is showrunner, Shay Mitchell’s Amore & Vita Productions, Warner Bros. Television and Fox Entertainment.

Written by Kwok, The Cleaning Lady stars Yung as Thony, a whip-smart doctor who comes to the U.S. for a medical treatment to save her ailing son. But when the system fails and pushes her into hiding, she refuses to be beaten down and marginalized. Instead, she becomes a cleaning lady for the mob and starts playing the game by her own rules.

De Dominici will play Arman’s (Canto) wife, Nadia Morales, gorgeous and sultry, she manages the exclusive cigar club La Habana with her husband. But she’s not just a pretty face, she’s the Lady Macbeth in their relationship, encouraging and sometimes pushing Arman to ask for what he deserves within the crime syndicate. Nadia is comfortable using both her beauty and her brains to help Arman close important deals in Vegas.

Martha Millan also stars alongside newcomers Sebastien LaSalle and Valentino LaSalle, who share the role of Thony’s son Luca. Shiva Negar and Jay Mohr recur.

Homeland director Michael Offer directs and executive produced the pilot.

De Dominici’s previous credits include features You Shall Not Sleep and Tiger, Blood in the Mouth, and a guest-starring role in Hawaii Five-O.

Adan Canto to Star in the Indie Spy Thriller “Agent Game”

It’s (agent) game on for Adan Canto 

The 39-year-old Mexican actor/director will star in Agent Game, an indie spy thriller being directed by Grant S. Johnson.

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Canto joins a cast that includes Dermot Mulroney, Katie Cassidy, Rhys Coiro, Annie Ilonzeh, and Mel Gibson.

In the film, CIA officer Harris (Mulroney) is involved in missions to detain and relocate foreign nationals for interrogation. When Harris’ superior is murdered, he finds himself the scapegoat for the killing of a detainee and must run from a team of operatives sent to bring him in (Canto, Cassidy, Coiro), led by a ruthless double agent (Ilonzeh). Gibson plays a rogue intelligence official running the off-book operation to hunt down and kill Harris.

Tyler W. Konney is producing the film, which he co-wrote with Mike Langer.

Canto’s credits include Designated Survivor and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Freestyle Releasing Picks Up Adan Canto’s Romantic Drama “2 Hearts”

Adan Canto’s heartwill flutter in September…

Freestyle Releasing has picked up the romantic drama 2 Heartsstarring the 38-year-old Mexican actor,with an eye on a September 11 release.

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The film follows two couples who were never destined to meet, but are thrown together by destiny and fate. 

2 Hearts is based on the true stories of Leslieand Jorge Bacardi, of the famous Bacardi Rum family company, and Christopher Gregory, whose struggles and triumphs led to greater acts of kindness and giving than any of them knew were possible.

Jacob Elordi,Tiera Skovbye, Canto and Radha Mitchell  star in the Lance Hooldirected and produced feature.

“We believe 2 Hearts is the kind of heartwarming and uplifting love story that audiences need right now and will want to experience,” said Freestyle’s Head of Acquisitions Chris Charalambous. “Director Lance Hool and his team have created a beautiful, memorable movie about romance and the pure power of connection based on real events that is not only heartfelt, but the perfect film for this moment. For all of us who are fans of love stories, 2 Hearts is cast with rising stars in unforgettable roles.”

Hool, said, “2 Hearts is the movie medicine we all need right now. When my brother and I met the real Jorge and Leslie and heard their amazing story, I was awestruck. Their love and their journey touched me deeply and I had to share this story because this is fundamentally about connection, love and destiny.”

Veronica Hool and Robin U. Russin wrote the movie. 

Canto’s previous credits include television appearances on Designated Survivor, Narcos and Blood & Oil, and on film in X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Adan Canto to Star Opposite Halle Berry in Her Feature Directorial Debut “Bruised”

Adan Cantois ready to fight…

The 38-year-old Mexican actor has been cast in the Halle Berry’s feature directorial debut, the MMA drama Bruised.

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Written by Michelle Rosenfarb, the film follows Jackie Justice (played by Berry), a washed-up MMA wrestler who has failed at the one thing she’s ever been good at – fighting. When 6-year-old Manny, the son she walked out on years ago, returns to her doorstep, Jackie has to conquer her own demons, face one of the fiercest rising stars of the MMA world and ultimately fight to become the mother this kid deserves.

Canto will play Berry’s character’s MMA manager and boyfriend.

Canto’s credits include the acclaimed Netflix series NarcosABC’s Designated Survivor and Blood and Oil and Fox’s The Following

On the film side, he co-starred as the Sunspot in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men: Days of Future Past. He recently wrote, directed and produced his first short The Shot, starring Theo Rossi.

Netflix to Stream Seasons 1 & 2 of Adan Canto’s “Designated Survivor”

Adan Canto is headed to Netflix

After being resurrected from its cancellation at ABC, the 36-year-old Mexican actor’s series Designated Survivor is officially moving seasons 1 and 2 to Netflix from its home at Hulu. The move comes after it was announced the political drama would get a third season at the streaming giant.

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The news comes ahead of the release of season 3.

Originally, Hulu had U.S. SVOD rights to the first two seasons of Designated Survivor, which was originally on ABC. With the new Netflix deal, seasons 1 and 2 are now exclusively available on Netflix in the U.S. and Canada. Netflix originally had the series internationally, which made it a suitable home.

The first two seasons of Designated Survivor on ABC were co-produced by eOne and ABC Studios. Going forward, the series will be solely produced by eOne, with ABC Studios no longer involved.

The third season of the series, which stars Kiefer Sutherland, will have a new showrunner Neal Baer (Law & Order: SVU). The core cast of the series, including Sutherland, Canto, Kal Penn and Italia Ricci, are set to return, with Maggie Q in talks to join them.

Production on Season 3 is set to begin later this year for a 2019 premiere. Baer and Sutherland executive produce the series with series creator David Guggenheim.

In season 3, President Kirkman (Sutherland) will face a political reality… campaigning. What does it take to make a leader? What price will he be willing to pay? This season will explore today’s world of campaigning, smear tactics, debates, campaign finance and “fake news.” Democracy, as we know it, will hang in the balance.

The Netflix deal included a 10-episode season 3 order.

Canto to Star Opposite Kiefer Sutherland in ABC’s Conspiracy Thriller Drama “Designated Survivor”

Adan Canto is a survivor…

The 34-year-old Mexican actor will co-star opposite Kiefer Sutherland in ABC’s straight-to-series conspiracy thriller drama Designated Survivor.

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Canto, who emerged as one of the most sought after actors this pilot season, had been pursued for talent holding deals and received seven pilot offers since December until settling on Designated Survivor, signing a deal with the project’s leading studio, the Mark Gordon Company.

Designated Survivor, from ABC Studios, is building a formidable cast, with Canto joining previously cast Sutherland, Maggie Q, Kal PennNatascha McElhone and Italia Ricci.  Paul McGuigan is directing.

Designated Survivor, written by David Guggenheim and executive produced by Simon Kinberg, centers on Tom Kirkman (Sutherland), a lower level United States Cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President after a catastrophic attack during the State of the Union kills everyone above him in the Presidential line of succession. Canto will play the aggressive deputy Chief of Staff Aaron who advises Kirkman after the attack and guns for a promotion.

Canto has been working continuously on American television over the past couple of years, including playing the male lead in the NBC pilot The Curse of the Fuentes Women last year. His series credits include NarcosSecond ChanceBlood & Oil and The Following.

Canto to Star in ABC’s Fall Drama Series “Blood and Oil”

There will be blood for Adan Canto.

The 33-year-old Mexican actor has been added to the cast of ABC‘s upcoming drama Blood and Oil as a series regular, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne, the drama series follows Billy (Chase Crawford) and Cody Lefever (Rebecca Rittenhouse) who dream of a new life beyond their working-class roots and move to The Bakken in North Dakota, booming after the biggest oil discovery in American history. They’re soon pitted against a ruthless tycoon who forces them to bet big and put everything on the line, including their marriage.

Canto will portray AJ Menendez, taking over the role previously played by Yani Gellman in the pilot. The character is a geologist who has been hired to work with Briggs Oil and advise Hap Briggs (Don Johnson) on the Bakken Oil play. He’ll also help Hap around the ranch and eventually develops a romantic relationship with his daughter, Carla (Amber Valletta).

The cast also includes Delroy LindoScott Michael Foster and India De Beaufort, among others.

Blood and Oil, set to premiere on Sunday, September 27 at 9:00 pm, is produced by ABC Signature.

The casting brings Canto back into the ABC fold following his starring turn on the short-lived comedy series Mixology.

He most recently filmed NBC pilot The Curse of the Fuentes Women, which did not move forward. His credits include Fox‘s The Following and the feature film X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Braga Lands Role on NBC’s Drama Pilot “The Curse Of The Fuentes Women”

Sonia Braga has been cursed…

The 64-year-old Brazilian actress, best known for her performances in Kiss of the Spider Woman and Moon Over Parador, has landed a regular role in The Curse Of The Fuentes Women, NBC’s drama pilot from Warner Bros. Television.

Sonia Braga

When a magical and mysterious young man (portrayed by Adan Canto) inexplicably emerges from the ocean, he breathes new passion into the lives of the Fuentes women – the beautiful but lonely Lola (Christina Vidal), her ailing mother Esperanza (Rachel Ticotin) and her troubled daughter Soledad (Katie Sarife). Lola has given up on love and dedicated herself to caring for her daughter Soledad, her mother Esperanza and their floundering family restaurant – until a mysterious stranger enters her life, opening up a world of possibilities.

Braga will play Orquidia, the estranged sister of Esperanza (Ticotin). Orquidia has been harboring an enormous grudge against her sister for decades.

Braga, nominated for three Golden Globes and an Emmy, has appeared on television in Sex and the City, Alias and The Cosby Show.

Ticotin to Star Opposite Adan Canto in “The Curse of the Fuentes Women”

Rachel Ticotin is cursed

The 56-year-old half-Puerto Rican actress has landed a lead role opposite Adan Canto in The Curse of the Fuentes Women, the NBC drama pilot written/executive produced by Silvio Horta.

Rachel Ticotin

From Warner Bros Television, the film chronicles what happens when a mysterious stranger, Salvador (Canto), washes up on Miami Beach and breathes new passion into the lives of the Fuentes women – the beautiful but lonely Lola, her ailing mother Esperanza (Ticotin), who is struggling with Alzheimer’s and has a secret magical past, and her troubled teen daughter Soledad (Sarife) whose psychic abilities are awakened by an unexpected pregnancy.

Ticotin has appeared in the films: Fort Apache, The Bronx; Total Recall and Con Air. She has appeared in the NBC legal drama Law & Order: Los Angeles.