Jaklyn Bejarano to Star in Santa Rita Film Co.’s U.S./Mexico Border Drama “La Gloria”

It’s a Gloria-ous new role for Jaklyn Bejarano.

The Mexican actress has joined the cast of Santa Rita Film Co.’s La Gloria, a drama exploring the humanity and political abstractions surrounding the U.S.-Mexico border.

Jaklyn Bejarano Bejarano came aboard following a nationwide casting search in Mexico.

Bejarano will star opposite David Morse and Bill Heck in the film.

Set in South Texas, the film – whish is being shot in the region, follows the story of Carson Tidwell (Morse), an embittered and isolated rancher who mistakenly shoots a young, pregnant migrant girl named Irena (Bejarano) who is crossing his property. Confronted with his actions and threatened with a criminal investigation, Carson must decide whether to help Irena recuperate on his ranch or face criminal charges led by his son (Heck), an agent for the U.S. Border Patrol.

Christopher Young’s script is based on the personal experiences of Joseph Todd Walker, who is directing, in his feature debut.

The film is being produced and financed under the Santa Rita Film Co. banner led by producers Houston Hill and Ty Roberts. Sharri Hefner and George Sledge are also producing, with Greg McCabe, Allen Gilmer and Matt Harvey executive-producing for Santa Rita.

“My childhood was spent on my grandparent’s ranch along the U.S.-Mexico border,” Walker told Deadline, of the personal history informing the film. “We are filming on location at their ranch at the very place that inspired this story.”

“We are proud to support this film and shed light on a story that is so relevant to today’s headlines and the continued challenges faced across the U.S./Mexico border,” remarked Hill, with his Santa Rita Film Co. partner Roberts adding that “it was important for us to film on location in Texas to keep the authenticity of the story.”

This will be Bejarano’s first major film project.

CBS All Access Offers First Episode of Juan Pablo Raba’s “Coyote” Series for Free Viewing on YouTube

Juan Pablo Raba’s latest project is opening its borders on YouTube

CBS All Access is offering the public a chance to watch the first episode of its new drama series Coyote, starring the 43-year-old Colombian actor, on YouTube.

Juan Pablo Raba, Coyote

For a limited time, CBS’ streaming service is posting the premiere episode “Call of the Void” for free on YouTube.

The series stars Michael Chiklis as U.S. Border Patrol agent Ben Clemens, who has spent more than three decades protecting the U.S. border from threats to the nation – but now times have changed. Clemens now finds himself in a position of having to work for the very people he’s spent most of his life fighting against. But as Clemens experiences life on the other side of the wall, he soon realizes that his black-and-white views of the world no longer hold up to the cold, hard facts. Clemens will find his ideologies challenged and his loyalties questioned when it becomes all too clear that some of the deadliest threats he faces are “red, white, and blue.”

Raba stars as Juan Diego “El Catrin” Zamora, the head of a small family cartel in Mexico.

The series also stars Adriana Paz, Kristyan Ferrer, Octavio Pisano, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Julio Cedillo, and newcomer Emy Mena.

Emmy Award-winning executive producer Michelle MacLaren directed the series premiere and second episode and serves as an executive producer on the series.

David Graziano serves as showrunner. Co-creators Graziano, Michael Carnes, and Josh Gilbert (also serve as executive producers and writers on the series.

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. 

Gonzalez Added to Voice Cast of Fox’s Animated Series “Bordertown”

Nicholas Gonzalez has booked a ticket to Bordertown

Fox has announced that the 38-year-old Mexican American actor will voice the character of Ernesto Gonzalez on the network’s new animated series Bordertown.

Nicholas Gonzalez

From Family Guy’s Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane, the series will explore family, politics and everything in between. It centers on two very different families living in a fictional Southwest desert town on the U.S. – Mexico border.

Gonzalez’s character is described as an ambitious immigrant and family man, who has been in the country less than 10 years, but is already doing better than his neighbor Bud Buckwald (voiced by Hank Azaria), which, it turns out, is a bit of an issue for the less-industrious native.


Azaria’s character is a married father of three and a Border Patrol agent who is just a tad behind the times and feels slightly threatened by the cultural changes transforming his neighborhood.

In addition to Gonzalez and Azaria, the voice cast members include Alex Borstein, Missi Pyle, Judah Friedlander and guest voice Efren Ramirez.

Fox Orders Seth MacFarlane’s Culture-Clash-Themed Animated Series “Bordertown”

Seth MacFarlane is bringing Americans an animated view of life along the U.S.-Mexico border…

Fox has given a 13-episode order to the new animated comedy Bordertown from the Family Guy creator and Mark Hentemann to debut during the 2014-2015 TV season.

Bordertown TV Series

The show, created by Hentemann, takes place in a fictitious desert town in Texas near the border with Mexico. The show revolves around Bud Buckwald, a married father of three and a Border Patrol agent not adjusting well to the cultural changes around him, and his next-door neighbor Ernesto Gonzales, a Mexican immigrant and father of four.

Bordertown takes a satirical look at America’s cultural shifts through the evolving relationships between the two families.

Bordertown has been in development at Fox for several years. In 2009, it was considered to be on Fox’s “hot list” along with Bob’s Burgers, which eventually made it on the air.

Now Bordertown will be getting its turn in the spotlight. Fox has room on Sunday night for a new series as American Dad is set to move to TBS next year.

The network also recently scrapped plans to air Murder Police, which had been given a 13-episode order. That show is now being shopped to other networks.

Fox still has additional seasons of The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers in the works, and is also developing a wide array of additional animated projects, including one from Flight of the Conchords Bret McKenzie.

Hentemann and MacFarlane will executive produce Bordertown for 20th Century Fox Television.