NBC Picks Up Jay Hernandez’s “Magnun P.I.” for Two Seasons Following Series’ CBS Cancellation

Jay Hernandez is continuing his PI journey after all…

NBC has come to the rescue with a two season, 20-episode order for Magnum P.I., starring the 44-year-old Mexican actor, following the show’s cancellation by CBS last month.

Jay Hernandez, Magnum P.I.“It was a bit circuitous but we did it!” tweeted  Hernandez, who stars as Magnum. “Your love & support helped get us over the finish line, thank you & thanks to @nbc for stepping up! Time to dust off the Aloha shirt! #ohana”

With the rescue, Magnum P.I. follows in the footsteps of fellow Universal Television-produced series, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which also was picked up by NBC after it had been canceled by its original network, Fox, after five seasons. The cop comedy ran on NBC for three additional seasons.

A reboot of the 1980s drama created by Donald P. Bellisario and Glen A. Larson that starred Tom SelleckMagnum P.I. follows Thomas Magnum (Hernandez), a private investigator and former Navy SEAL, who solves crimes in the state, after returning home from Afghanistan and repurposing his military skills.

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Jay Hernandez to Star in Film Adaptation of Humberto G. Garcia’s Book “The Mustang Miracle”

Jay Hernandez isn’t afraid to play the long game

The Mexican actor and Magnum P.I. actor will star in the film adaptation of Humberto G. Garcia’s book The Mustang Miracle.

Jay HernandezMucho Mas MediaEndeavor Content and Bonniedale will finance and produce the inspirational period golf feature, which will be named The Long Game. Physical production will begin this month.

In addition to Hernandez, The Long Game will also star Jaina Lee OrtizDennis Quaid and Julian Works.

Based on a true story set in mid-1950s Texas, the film spotlights five young Mexican-American caddies at a local, exclusive golf club where the discriminatory laws of the era forbade them from playing. Out of their love for the game, they created their own homemade course in the Texas desert and, with the help of a resilient Latino coach, went on to overcome the challenges of racism and discrimination to beat the wealthy, all-white teams to win the 1957 Texas State High School Golf Championship.

“As a company committed to celebrating and telling meaningful stories about the Latinx community across all platforms, we are fortunate to be able to reteam with Endeavor Content, Bonniedale, and Julio to bring this moving story to life,” said Mucho Mas partner and producer Javier Chapa.

Chapa will produce with Bonniedale’s Quaid, Laura Quaid, and Ben Howard along with Marla Quintana. Jay Hernandez, Phillip Braun, Jason Gerber, and Simon Wise will serve as executive producers alongside Bruce Barshop and Vincent Cordero.

The project reteams the producers and director behind the 2021 hit Netflix Original drama, Blue Miracle, starring Quaid.

“We could not be happier than to reteam with our Blue Miracle partners on this ‘50s-era story that personifies strength, guts, and determination by the young men the film is based on. Their inspiring triumph to overcome prejudice and break barriers has inspired golfers of color, both professional and amateur, for decades to come,” stated Ben Howard, Producer and Partner at Bonniedale.

Julio Quintana will direct from a screenplay by Quintana, Paco Farias, and Jennifer C. Stetson.

“We are deep fans of Julio’s work and are inspired by his dedication to telling authentic and grounded Latino stories, especially those pivotal, game-changing events that are excluded from history,” said Cristina Garza and Dan Guando, SVP’s TV & Film Development and Production, Endeavor Content.

Warner Bros. Releases New Trailer for Leto’s “Suicide Squad”

The Joker’s on Jared Leto

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Suicide Squad, starring the 44-year-old part-Spanish actor/singer, as anticipation builds for the supervillain film.

Jared Leto in Suicide Squad

In addition to Leto as The Joker, the film also stars Will SmithMargot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Adam Beach and Karen Fukuhara.

Warner Bros. tweetedThank Squad. The wait is almost over,” along with the new clip, on its Twitter account for the film.

Suicide Squad opens in theaters on August 5.

New Trailer Released for Leto’s “Suicide Squad”

The Joke(r)’s on Jared Leto

The 44-year-old part-Spanish American actor/singer and his Suicide Squad co-stars Will Smith, Margot Robbie and Cara Delevingne took to the stage at the MTV Movie Awards to unveil the new trailer for the film.

Suicide Squad's Jared Leto as The Joker

Suicide Squad is the second (official) installment of the DC Extend Universe , following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and, retroactively, Man of Steel.

The film sees a shady government spymaster assembling a team composed of the DC Universe’s worst criminals to take down an even greater evil. To keep them in line, the team members are implanted with “microbombs” in their heads set to go off if they try to flee or if they fail – the “succeed or die” requirement gives the squad its name.

The villainous good guys are led by Smith who plays DC villain Deadshot, Robbie as Harley Quinn, Jai Courtney as Captain Boomerang, Jay Hernandez as El Diablo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Killer Croc, and Cara Delevingne as The Enchantress.

The ensemble cast is rounded out by Leto as The Joker, Joel Kinnaman as Rick Flagg, the military officer overseeing the team, Viola Davis as Amanda Waller, with Ike Barinholtz, and Scott Eastwood.

The film is written and directed by David Ayer and hits theaters August 5.

Fox Releases Extended Trailer for Rodriguez’s New Series “Gang Related”

The anticipation is building forRamón Rodríguez’snew Fox series Gang Related

The network has just released the extended trailer for the 34-year-old Puerto Rican actor’s summer series.

Gang Related

The Wire alum stars as Det. Ryan Lopez,a member of Los Angeles’ elite Gang Task Force, who also happens to be a gang member sent in to infiltrate the Los Angeles Police Department, which raises the question, “Which side is he really on?”

RZA, Cliff Curtis, Rey Gallegos, Jay Hernandez, Sung Kang, Inbar Lavi, Terry O’Quinn and Shantel VanSanten also star in the series.

Gang Related premieres May 22 on Fox.

Fox Releases New Promo for Rodriguez’s Action-Drama “Gang Related”

Ramon Rodriguez is ready to bring his character’s dark side to television…

Fox has released the new promo for the network’s upcoming action-drama Gang Related, which stars the 34-year-old Puerto Rican actor.

Gang Related

Rodriguez portrays Detective Ryan Lopez, a rising star in Los Angeles’ elite Gang Task Force. What nobody knows is that long before he became a police officer, Ryan pledged allegiance to a powerful Latino gang called Los Angelicos.

When Ryan’s best friend and police partner is senselessly killed by a notorious gang member, he teams up with longtime Task Force member Cassius Green (RZA), who has been at the forefront of the city’s war on organized crime. Despite his profession, Ryan is still indebted to the gang’s leader Javier Acosta (Cliff Curtis), the father figure Ryan has tried to make proud his entire life and the man who masterminded his entry into the police force.

Gang Related also stars Rey Gallegos, Jay Hernandez, Sung Kang, Inbar Lavi, Terry O’Quinn and Shantel VanSanten.

Gang Related, which is scheduled to air at 9:00 pm on Tuesdays, premieres on May 20.

Nolasco to Guest-Star on Fox’s “Gang Related”

Amaury Nolasco is joining the gang of Fox’s new midseason drama…

The 42-year-old Puerto Rican actor will guest star in at least one episode of the network’s gritty drama Gang Related, which stars Ramon Rodriguez.

Amaury Nolasco

Gang Related centers on Ryan Lopez (Charlie’s Angels’ Rodriguez), a rising star in an elite Gang Task Force who once belonged to a powerful Latino gang.

Nolasco, who rose to acclaim on Fox’s Prison Break, joins the thriller as Mariano, a quiet, ruthless, terrifying sociopath who heads up a cartel.

Nolasco’s most recent TV credits include ABC’s short-lived Work It and TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles.

Saundra Santiago, Terry O’Quinn (Lost), Jay Hernandez (Nashville), RZA (Californication), Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill), Lela Loren, Cliff Curtis (Trauma), Sung Kang (Fast & Furious), Inbar Lavi (Underemployed) and Reynaldo Gallegos (Sons of Anarchy) round out the cast.

Gang Related bows in 2014.

Santiago Lands Key Role in Fox’s Drama “Gang Related”

Saundra Santiago is returning to television…

The 56-year-old Puerto Rican and Cuban American actress has joined the cast of Fox‘s midseason drama Gang Related.

Saundra Santiago

Santiago, best known for her role as Detective Gina Calabrese on Miami Vice, replaces Wizards of Waverly Place star Maria Canals-Barrera on the Ramon Rodriguez-starrer, according to The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The drama centers on Ryan (Rodriguez), a gang member sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department and rise through its ranks. He must balance obligations to his crime family with an increasing sense of loyalty to his new “family” — the SFPD’s Gang Task Force.

Santiago will recur as Marciela, Javier’s (Cliff Curtis) wife and mother to Carlos (Reynaldo Gallegos) and Dante (Jay Hernandez). Though they’re not related by blood, she considers Ryan to be a third son.

In addition to Miami Vice, Santiago’s credits include Guiding Light, The Sopranos, Damages and One Life to Live.

An exact premiere date for Gang Related has yet to be announced.

Loren Joins the Cast of Fox’s “Gang Related”

Lela Loren will have to choose between two hunky Latinos this upcoming television season.

The Latina actress has been cast in a major recurring role on Fox’s new drama Gang Related.

Lela Loren

Starring Ramon Rodriguez, the series centers on Ryan Lopez, a gang member sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department.

Loren will portray Sylvia, a woman caught between her ex-boyfriend Ryan, and her current fiancé Dante Acosta (portrayed by Jay Hernandez), gang lord Javier Acosta’s son and Ryan’s best friend since childhood.

Loren’s credits include television appearances on Covert Affairs, The Closer, The Mentalist and Lost, as well as a film role in The Hangover Part III, which was released earlier this year.

Hernandez Cast in Fox’s “Gang Related” Pilot

Jay Hernandez is joining the gang at Fox…

The 35-year-old Mexican American actor has landed a role in Fox’s drama pilot Gang Related.

Jay Hernandez

The project, written by Chris Morgan and directed by Allen Hughes, centers on Ryan Lopez (portrayed by Charlie’s Angels alum Ramon Rodriguez), a gang member sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department.

Hernandez, who most recently starred in ABC’s short-lived series Last Resort, will portray Dante Acosta, gang lord Javier Acosta’s son, and Ryan’s best friend since childhood.

Hernandez, who rose to acclaim after starring opposite Kirsten Dunst in Crazy/Beautiful, has previously appeared in Hostel, World Trade Center and LOL.