Felix Solis to Appear in the New York Dramedy “The Friend”

Felix Solis is making a new friend

The 52-year-old Puerto Rican actor, director and producer has landed a supporting role in The Friend, the New York dramedy starring Naomi Watts and Bill Murray.

Felix SolisNo word yet on what role Solis will be playing.

The project is an adaptation of Sigrid Nunez’s New York Times bestseller.

Winner of the 2018 National Book Award for Fiction, The Friend follows a New York writer in the aftermath of her lifelong friend and mentor’s unexpected death. Thereafter, she’s left to deal with his complicated literary legacy, three eccentric ex-wives — and a massive, brokenhearted Great Dane named Apollo.

Scott McGehee and David Siegel are directing from their own script, also producing through their new company Big Creek Projects, with Sarah Pidgeon, Constance Wu, Ann Dowd and Noma Dumezweni rounding out the cast.

Best known for his role as the terrifying cartel boss Omar Navarro on Netflix’s Ozark, Solis has more recently been seen playing the FBI’s Matthew Garza on The Rookie and The Rookie: Feds.

Previously, he’s appeared on shows like City on FireCharmed and The Good Wife, among others. Film credits include Netflix’s Tallulah and the Richard Gere drama Arbitrage.

Felix Solis Lands Recurring Role for Season Two of Netflix’s “The Recruit”

Felix Solis is officially a new recruit

The 52-year-old Puerto Rican actor, director and producer has joined the cast for season two of Netflix’s The Recruit.

Felix SolisSolis, who appears in The Rookie: Feds, will appear in a recurring role alongside James PurefoyBrooke SmithDevika BhiseYoung-Ah KimDo Hyun ShinSanghee LeeOmar Maskati and Alana Hawley Purvis.

Production on season two has begun in Vancouver. Filming will also take place in Seoul, South Korea on the series from Alexi Hawley.

They join previously announced new series regular Teo Yoo, along with returning Season 1 series regulars Noah Centineo as Owen Hendricks, Aarti Mann as Violet, Colton Dunn as Lester, Fivel Stewart as Hannah, Kristian Bruun as Janus and Vondie Curtis-Hall as Nyland. Kaylah Zander (Amelia), Maddie Hasson (Nichka) and Angel Parker (Dawn) recurred in Season 1 and were promoted to series regulars for Season 2.

Recurring cast for the upcoming season also includes Daniel Quincy Annoh as Terence, Jesse Collin as Dodge and Nathan Fillion as CIA Director Alton West.

Season 2 of The Recruit finds CIA Lawyer Owen Hendricks (Centineo) pulled into a life-threatening espionage situation in South Korea, only to realize that the bigger threat just might be coming from inside the Agency.

Solis is Tom Wallace, a senior diplomat in the State Department tasked with bringing American hostages home, he will talk to anyone to get our people back – even the worst of America’s enemies.

Hawley is the show’s creator, showrunner and executive producer. Additionally, Centineo, Doug Liman, Gene Klein, David Bartis, Adam Ciralsky, Charlie Ebersol and Julian Holmes also executive producer. Lionsgate Television is the studio.

Solis previous credits include The Rookie, Charmed, SEAL Team, One Day at a Time and Hawaii Five-0.

Raúl Castillo Starring in Crypto-Heist Thriller “Cold Wallet”

Raúl Castillo is the cold

The 45-year-old Mexican American actor will star in Cold Wallet, a crypto-heist thriller from director Cutter Hodierne, which has wrapped production.

Castillo will star opposite Melonie Diaz, Tony Cavalero and Josh Brener in the project.

Inspired by real stories, the film follows a rag-tag team of Redditors who lose everything in a crypto ponzi scheme and plot to kidnap the ‘financial influencer’ who screwed them over.

The film was in production when news of the FTX scandal broke.

The script was written by John Hibey — the 2023 Sundance Screenwriting Lab Fellow with whom Hodierne penned his first feature, Fishing Without Nets. Serving as the foundation for it was a story by Hodierne, Derek McMurtry and Hibey.

Producers included Benjamin Wiessner of Vanishing Angle along with Hibey and Hodierne. McMurtry, Castillo, Cavalero, Diaz, Brener and crypto guru Justin Staple are the executive producers.

“I can’t stress enough how thrilled I am to be a part of Cutter’s new feature. I was a big fan of Fishing Without Nets and, though I feel our film is just as timely and relevant, I think he has managed to move in a whole new direction,” Castillo told Deadline. “He and his producers have put together an outstanding crew and an incredibly pitch-perfect cast. I am proud to share the screen with every single one of them.”

Castillo is a Gotham and Independent Spirit Award nominee coming off a year of work in decorated titles including The Inspection (A24), Hustle (Netflix) and Cha Cha Real Smooth (Apple TV+). Other upcoming feature projects for the actor include the action-thriller Breathe with Milla Jovovich, Sam Worthington and Common, FX’s limited series Class of ’09 premiering May 10th, and Prime Video’s Gael García Bernal starrer Cassandro from Roger Ross Williams, which world premiered this year at Sundance.

Best known for starring alongside Adam Devine in Danny McBride’s megachurch comedy The Righteous Gemstones, now heading into its third season on HBO, Cavalero has also been seen in ABC’s The Conners, TBS’ Miracle Workers, Hulu’s The Binge and the Netflix film The Dirt which had him playing Ozzy Osborne, among other projects.

A two-time Independent Spirit Award nominee, Diaz most recently led The CW’s reboot of Charmed, which ran for four seasons. Notable feature credits for the actress include The First PurgeAll About NinaThe Belko ExperimentThe CobblerFruitvale Station and Be Kind Rewind, to name a few.

Felix Solis to Star Opposite Niecy Nash in ABC’s Proposed “The Rookie” Spinoff

Felix Solis is reporting for duty…

The 50-year-old Puerto Rican actor will star opposite Niecy Nash in ABC’s proposed spinoff from The Rookie.

Felix SolisSolis will guest star alongside Kat Foster in a two-episode arc in the current fourth season of The Rookie, which will serve as a backdoor pilot for the potential spinoff of the series starring Nathan Fillion.

The yet-untitled project will expand beyond the current Los Angeles Police Department and revolve around the FBI.

The potential new series comes from The Rookie creator/executive producer Alexi Hawley, executive producers Terence Paul Winter and Mark Gordon and studios eOne and ABC Signature.

The planted spinoff, co-created and written by Hawley and Winter, follows the premise of The Rookie, which stars Fillion as John Nolan, the oldest rookie in the LAPD.

In the two embedded pilot episodes, Officer John Nolan (Fillion) and the LA division of the FBI enlist the help of FBI trainee Simone Clark (Nash) when one of her former students is suspected of terrorism following an explosion at a local power station.

Solis will play Special Agent Matthew Garza, a 20-year veteran of the FBI who has been a true believer in the “Agency way” his whole career. A senior agent on the cusp of being promoted to a leadership role, Garza is tough, smart and filled with a little too much self-importance.

The Rookie and the spinoff will exist in the same universe, allowing characters to move back and forth.

Solis was most recently seen as Omar Navarro in Netflix’s Ozark and in the recurring role of Ray Vera in Charmed.

Kevin Alves to Appear in Showtime’s Drama Series “Yellowjackets”

Kevin Alves is seeing yellow

The 29-year-old half-Brazilian Canadian actor and figure skater has joined the cast of Showtime’s drama series Yellowjackets.

Kevin Alves

Alves is part of a roster of new cast additions that includes Sarah Desjardins and Alexa Barajas. The three will appear in recurring roles.

Melanie Lynskey, Juliette Lewis, Christina Ricci and Tawny Cypress star in the drama series from writers Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson, Entertainment One and studio-based producer Drew Comins. Production has begun in Vancouver, Canada for a 2021 debut on the network.

Equal parts survival epic, psychological horror story and coming-of-age drama, Yellowjackets is the saga of a team of wildly talented high school girls soccer players who become the (un)lucky survivors of a plane crash deep in the remote northern wilderness. The series chronicles their descent from a complicated but thriving team to savage clans, while also tracking the lives they’ve attempted to piece back together nearly 25 years later, proving that the past is never really past and what began out in the wilderness is far from over.

Desjardins plays Callie, the teenaged daughter of Shauna (Lynskey).

Alves portrays teenage Travis. Guarded, insecure, and sometimes obnoxious, teenage Travis struggles to be decent while using his mask of indifference to navigate his inexperience with girls and figure out how to live among them.

Barajas plays teenage Mari. A member of the varsity Yellowjackets, she’s known as a chatterbox and yearns for the attention of the popular crowd.

Ella Purnell, Sammi Hanratty, Sophie Thatcher, Sophie Nélisse, Steven Krueger and Jasmin Savoy Brown also star in Yellowjackets, described tonally as Big Little Lies meets Lord of the Flies.

Desjardins is known for her portrayal of Donna Sweett in Riverdale and has also appeared in series including Impulse, Project Mc² and Van Helsing.

Alves can most recently be seen in Locke & Key and Shadowhunters.

Barajas can currently be seen as Ultraviolet on The Flash. Her other credits include feature Endless and the CW’s Charmed.

Mareya Salazar to Appear on The CW’s “Charmed” Reboot

Mareya Salazar is living a charmed life…

The Venezuelan-Canadian trans actress has joined the cast of The CW’s series Charmed in a recurring role for the reboot of the spellbinding series.

Mareya Salazar

The casting marks the second transgender actor to join this season.

In November, Deadline exclusively broke the news that JJ Hawkins joined the cast in the recurring role of Kevin, a transgender male college student who inspires one of the Charmed Ones to take on a very formidable opponent.

With Salazar and Hawkins, Charmed continues to move the needle when it comes to bolstering authentic representation of the trans community.

Salazar is set to play Joséfina, the Charmed Ones’ second cousin. She is described as a strong, opinionated young woman who shows up on their doorstep with surprises and secrets. She also has a mission of her own.

Salazar was active in theater throughout high school and college before she was discovered at Atlantic Canada’s Top Model and Actor event. She was recently seen in the Dutch romantic comedy, Verliefd Op Cuba.

Her role as Joséfina marks a new chapter for the actress as it is her first foray into television.

Jon Huertas to Reunite with Nathan Fillion on ABC’s “The Rookie” as Part of “Cast from the Past” Week

Jon Huertasis reuniting with an old co-star…

ABC is set to present a week of reunions within its primetime lineup starting October 7, with the 49-year-old Puerto Rican actor part of the roster.

Jon Huertas

Cast from the Past” Week will feature reunited cast members and creative teams from iconic TV series and films on the network’s current shows.

On Sunday, October 13, Huertas and Seamus Dever will reunite with their former Castle co-star Nathan Fillion on The Rookie.

Additionally, actors and behind-the-scenes talent from the likes of Crazy Rich AsiansGirlfriends, Blues Brothers 2000CheersCharmedWet Hot American SummerHouse and The Drew Carey Show will be involved.

Here’s the full schedule:

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7
The Good Doctor – Robert Sean Leonard (House) checks into The Good Doctor. Both series were created by executive producer David Shore.
“Claire” – Dr. Claire Brown faces complications at home and work as she prepares to lead her first surgery. Meanwhile, a sports fishing accident challenges the rest of the staff as they look to treat the fisherman’s (Robert Sean Leonard) injuries without damaging his prize catch. (10 PM)

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8
The Conners – This episode reunites John Goodman and Dan Aykroyd (Blues Brothers 2000) as poker buddies.
“The Preemie Monologues” – Harris is forced to confront Darlene about her lifestyle, while Jackie involves herself in other people’s problems to avoid confronting her own. Meanwhile, Becky is overwhelmed by the costs of raising a baby, so her family steps in to help. (8 PM)

Bless This Mess – Michael Ian Black is reunited with Wet Hot American Summer’s Lake Bell when he guest stars.
“Omaha” – The ladies head to Omaha for their annual gyno exams, but the trip quickly goes off the rails: Jealous of Beau’s new dating profile on FarmersOnly, Kay is determined to find a guy to hook up with, with Rio as her wing woman. Back home, Mike, Rudy and Beau bond when an accident leaves them stranded in a tree. (8:30 PM)

Black-ish – Girlfriends stars Golden Brooks, Jill Marie Jones and Persia White reunite with Tracee Ellis Ross.
“Feminisn’t” – When Bow learns that Diane and Ruby don’t believe in feminism, she brings Diane to meet the women in her feminist group. Bow’s friend Abby thinks the group needs to be more inclusive, so Bow invites three of her girlfriends to join. Meanwhile, Junior and Jack help Dre after he realizes he is out of touch with modern-day feminism. (9:30 PM)

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9
The Goldbergs – Stars of the iconic ‘80s hit comedy Cheers Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger and George Wendt reunite.
“Food in a Geoffy” – When a job for Geoff Schwartz’s new food delivery service goes awry, it’s up to Murray and Geoff to race all over Jenkintown in search of an important cheesesteak. Along the way, a handful of local customers (Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger and George Wendt) are anything but helpful. When the search finally ends, Beverly invites them over; and even though it’s the Goldbergs’ house, you might mistake it for a bar where everyone knows your name. (8 PM)

Single Parents – Adam Brody, Leighton Meester’s real-life husband and former co-star (Life PartnersThe Oranges), returns as Angie’s ex-boyfriend Derek.
“Derek Sucks” – Angie is sent into a tailspin when her long-absent ex-boyfriend Derek, Graham’s father, suddenly appears on her doorstep. She asks Will and Miggy for help because, despite his faults, she can’t resist Derek. Meanwhile, Douglas and Poppy try for a romantic second date. (9:31 PM)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
Grey’s Anatomy – Charmed stars Alyssa Milano and Holly Marie Combs are reunited with executive producers Krista Vernoff and Andy Reaser, who were writers on Charmed.
“Reunited” – A patient at the hospital is brain dead after falling into a construction site, and her two sisters must decide whether or not to keep her alive. (8 PM)

A Million Little Things – Jerry Ferrara guest stars and is reunited with Think Like a Man castmate Romany Malco.
“mixed signals” – On the verge of becoming a filmmaker, Rome takes a meeting with an old producer friend which causes him to feel torn about the creative changes he suggests for his script. Meanwhile, Gary steps in to help Danny prepare to audition for his school play, while Delilah craving some adult time agrees to go to dinner with Andrew. (9:01 PM)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
American Housewife – Westport rocks as Drew CareyRyan Stiles and Kathy Kinney guest star in an episode that reunites them with Diedrich Bader.
“Bigger Kids, Bigger Problems” – When Anna-Kat’s school lunch lady (Kathy Kinney) refuses to make simple eco-friendly changes in the school cafeteria, Greg enlists the help of his friend and fellow environmentalist Bill Doty (Ryan Stiles). In an attempt to win over the lunch lady, they put on a show at the school highlighting the importance of recycling; but when those efforts fail, Greg is forced to call in reinforcements: “Mr. Green” (Drew Carey)! (8 PM)

Fresh Off The Boat  – Ken Jeong (Crazy Rich Asians) returns as Louis’ brother Gene.
“Grandma’s Boys” – After seeing Marvin blissfully enter retirement, Grandma Huang decides it’s her turn to retire from … something; but when Louis fails in celebrating her the way she wanted, it will take a visit from Hurricane Gene (and maybe a hot tub) to make things right. (8:30 PM)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
The Rookie – “Castle” alums Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas guest star.
“The Bet” – Officer Nolan navigates building tension in his relationship with Jessica and a developing rapport with Grace while working a high-stakes criminal case involving an undercover homeland security agent. Meanwhile, Officer Chen meddles with Officer Bradford’s love life, and Officer Lopez learns some surprising news about Wesley. (10 PM)

Jaime Camil to Guest Star on the CW’s “Charmed” Reboot

Jaime Camil is living a Charmed life…

The 45-year-old Brazilian-Mexican actor and Jane the Virgin scene stealer will guest star on the CW’s Charmed reboot.

Jaime Camil

Camil will appear in an upcoming episode of the dramedy directed by his Jane the Virgin co-star Gina Rodriguez.

Penned by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin and created with Jane the Virgin creator/showrunner Jennie Snyder Urman, the Charmed reboot centers on three sisters (Melonie DiazMadeleine Mantock, Sarah Jeffery) in a college town who discover they are witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.

Camil will play Mr. Morales, the brash and eccentric new Music Director of Hillowne University’s a cappella group, The Hilltones. As an acolyte of a cappella, Morales is never seen without his hauntingly ornate pitch pipe. His commanding presence and devotion to technique make him the perfect person to ready The Hilltones for their next killer performance.

It was previously revealed that Rodriguez would direct an episode of Charmed this season.

Earlier this month, Charmed received an order for additional Back 9 episodes.

Gina Rodriguez to Direct an Episode of The CW’s “Charmed” Reboot

Gina Rodriguez is heading behind the lens…

The 34-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star will direct the 11th episode of the CW’s Charmed reboot, according to Variety.

Gina Rodriguez

“I’m very excited about that opportunity and obviously very excited that I get to do it with three Latinas,” Rodriguez said. “It’s really f—ing awesome. It’s going to be really exciting to see what that journey is.”

Rodriguez made her directorial debut on her CW series last season, with the 10th episode of its fourth season. At the time, she told Variety that some of her influences in stepping behind the camera were past Jane the Virgindirectors Brad Silberling and Melanie Mayron.

“Brad Silberling is very poetic with the camera — the way he sets up blocking and the way he tells a story is very poetic, where it’s a reflection of the script and it’s telling a story inside of the story. Melanie Mayron sets up really stunning shots — whether it’s a really big wide where you have somebody running through the scene or it’s inserts of a hand moving a chair, or it’s a cut between a look and a look,” she said.

Charmed, which comes from Jane the Virginshowrunner Jennie Snyder Urman, marks the first project Rodriguez will direct that she is not also starring in.

The new version of Charmed isbased on a story by Urman, with Jane the Virginwriters Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin writing and executive producing. Silberling, Ben Silverman and Carter Covington also executive produce. CBS Television Studios produce in association with Propagate Content.

The show stars Melonie Diaz, Madeleine Mantock and Sarah Jeffery as the sisters who discover they are witches in the pilot episode.

Rodriguez will also be back in the director’s seat on “Jane” for the fifth and final season premiere episode. She is also developing a few projects with the network.

Gomez Returning to CBS’ Drama Series “Madam Secretary”

Carlos Gomez is heading back to The District…

The 54-year-old Latino actor is heading back to the CBS drama series Madam Secretary for the upcoming third season, reprising his recurring role of Jose Campos.

Carlos Gomez

An ex-Special Forces guy, Campos is currently a Senior Intel CIA operative with past tours in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq now working as part of a very special intelligence analysis unit led by Henry (Tim Daly).

Téa Leoni stars as Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, along with Daly, Bebe Neuwirth, Geoffrey Arend, Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Keith Carradine, Kathrine Herzer, Evan Roe and Wallis Currie-Wood.

Gomez’s other credits include television appearances on Charmed, The Glades and Shark.