Santiago Cabrera’s Suspense Thriller “Salvation” Renewed for Second Season

Santiago Cabrera has found his salvation

CBS has given a 13-episode second-season pickup to the suspense thriller Salvation, starring the 39-year-old Venezuelan-born Chilean-British actor.

Santiago Cabrera

The second season of Salvation is set to air in summer 2018.

Salvation, which had a decent freshman performance by summer ratings standards and is owned by CBS, centers on Liam Cole, an MIT grad student, and Darius Tanz, a tech superstar, who bring Pentagon official Grace Barrows a staggering discovery – that an asteroid is just months away from colliding with Earth. Now with the added threat of nuclear war on the horizon, they work together with Secretary of Defense Harris Edwards to find a way to divert the asteroid, stop the war and save humanity before time runs out.

In addition to Cabrera, the series stars Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance and Ian Anthony Dale.

Cabrera to Star in CBS’ Summer Drama Series “Salvation”

Santiago Cabrera has found his salvation…

The 38-year-old Venezuelan-born Chilean actor will star opposite Charlie Rowe and Jennifer Finnigan in CBS summer drama series Salvation, which hails from Alex Kurtzman’s Secret Hideout and CBS Television Studios.

Santiago Cabrera

The first episode will be directed and executive-produced by Oscar-nominated Spanish filmmaker Juan Carlos Fresnadillo.

Salvation follows whip-smart MIT grad student Liam (Rowe) and tech billionaire Darius Tanz (Cabrera) who bring to a low-level Pentagon official (Finnigan) a staggering discovery: An asteroid is just six months away from colliding with Earth. Liam and Darius team to launch a secret project to save the planet — a secret Liam must keep from the ones he loves.

In addition to Rowe and Finnigan, Cabrera joins previously announced series regulars Jacqueline Byers and Ian Anthony Dale.

Cabrera is known for his role as Aramis on BBC’s The Musketeers. His television credits also include The Mindy Project, Merlin, Heroes and the HBO movie Hemingway and Gelhorn.

He’ll next be seen in HBO’s Big Little Lies, opposite Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman, and the feature film Transformers: The Last Knight.

TNT Picks Up Molina’s “Monday Mornings”

It looks like Alfred Molina has contracted a serious case of the Mondays

TNT has given a series order to Monday Mornings, a medical drama pilot starring the 58-year-old half-Spanish actor and Ving Rhames.

Alfred Molina in Monday Mornings

From Emmy-winning writer-producer David E. Kelley and CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta—on whose book the project is based—Monday Mornings is a “superb drama brought to life with passion by a gifted ensemble cast and some of the best creative minds working in television today,” said TNT’s head of programming Michael Wright.

Formerly called Chelsea General, the series follows the lives of doctors at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. The title refers to the hospital’s weekly morbidity and mortality conference, when doctors gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care.

Based on a book by Gupta, TNT has picked up 10 episodes of Monday Mornings, which will premiere in summer 2013.

In addition to Molina and Rhames, the series stars Jamie Bamber, Jennifer Finnigan, Bill Irwin, Keong Sim, Sarayu Rao and Emily Swallow.