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.
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.