Xavier Avila to Star in AllBlk’s Upcoming Dating Dramedy Series “À La Carte”

Xavier Avila is ordering a la carte

The Afro-Latino American actor has joined the cast of AllBlk’s upcoming dating dramedy À La Carte.

Xavier AvilaAvila joins a cast that includes Daniel Augustin, Nazanin Mandi, Mike Merrill and Juan Gil.

The series, which hails from Breanna Hogan and executive producers Dijon Talton and Meagan Good, also stars Pauline Dyer, Jessie Woo, Kendall Kyndall, Jenna Nolen and Courtney Burrell.

Created by Hogan, the series follows Mahogany Rose (Dyer), an overachiever in her 20’s who’s had high moral standards her entire life…until now. After adopting a more “liberal” approach to sex and dating, she finally lands the man of her dreams, Kaleb (Burrell). There’s just one problem. He’s already spoken for. Accustomed to being number one, Mahogany must decide if she will stick to her preference of being the one and only – or step out of her comfort zone and learn to play number two.

Gil will recur as Derek, an Instagram model and fitness trainer with a secret OnlyFans account. A good guy at heart, Derek is handsome, charismatic, and has no problem juggling several women at a time – his girlfriend included. The true definition of a “f*** boy,” Derrick becomes Mahogany’s “side chick sensei,” there to guide her with information and provide plenty of insight on why men cheat.

Avila will play the role of Ziyad, a smart young lawyer at a large Los Angeles law firm who just happens to be gay. Not one to get caught up in the hype of Hollywood or his profession, Ziyad is practical, ambitious, and has a genuine desire to help people – all character traits that make him very appealing to Mahogany’s moral compass, Reign (Kyndall).

The series, which is currently in production, is slated to premiere in spring 2022

À La Carte is directed and executive produced by Talton and The Talton Company. Hogan and Good serve as executive producers on the series.

Hulu to Premiere “How I Met Your Father,” Featuring Francia Raisa, in January

Francia Raisa is heading back to the small screen in January…

Hulu’s How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Father, featuring the 33-year-old Mexican & Honduran American actress, will premiere on January 18, 2022.

How I Met Your Father, Francia RaisaThe news was announced in a video (above) featuring series stars Hilary Duff, Raisa, Suraj Sharma, Tien Tran, Chris Lowell, and Tom Ainsley.

In How I Met Your Father, written by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger, in the near future, Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends – Jesse (Lowell), Valentina (Raisa), Charlie (Ainsley), Ellen (Tran) and Sid (Sharma) —  are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options.

Francia Raisa (grown-ish) will play Sophie’s roommate/bestie Valentina. She is an aspiring stylist. She is impulsive and adventurous and Sophie relies on Valentina’s ability to cheer her up when she gets down. In the pilot, Valentina has just returned from London Fashion Week with the gorgeous, British Charlie.

Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall also forms part of the cast in the role of Duff’s Sophie in the future, who is telling her son the story of how she met his father, much like Josh Radnor (and Bob Saget’s) Ted Mosby did in the original series.

Other recurring cast includes Daniel Augustin, Ashley Reyes, and Josh Peck.