Mel Rodriguez has landed a God-sized project…
The 45-year-old Latino actor has been cast in On Becoming a God in Central Florida, YouTube Premium’s a one-hour dark comedy series set in the 1990s.
Rodriguez will star opposite Ted Levine, Kirsten Dunst and Beth Ditto, the lead singer of Gossip, who’ll be series regulars, as well as Usman Ally, who has a recurring role.
The web series hails from George Clooney and Grant Heslov’s Smokehouse Pictures and Sony’s TriStar Television.
On Becoming A God In Central Florida, one of the passion projects for the late TriStar television head Suzanne Patmore Gibbs, was written by Robert Funke and Matt Lutsky based on a spec script they wrote.
Set near Orlando in the early 1990s, it centers on Krystal Gill (Dunst), a minimum-wage-earning water park employee who will eventually scheme her way up the ranks of the Founders American Merchandise, the cultish, flag waving, multi-billion dollar pyramid scheme that drove her family to ruin.
Rodriguez will play the manager of the low-rent waterpark where Krystal works.
Rodriguez’s previous credits include Getting On, The New Normal, Hot in Cleveland and The Middle.