Leguizamo to Star in ABC’s Drama Pilot “Salamander”

John Leguizamo is pouring over a new script…

The 52-year-old Colombian actor/comedian will co-star opposite Allison Miller in Salamander, ABC’s drama pilot based on a Belgian format.

John Leguizamo

Written by Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg and directed by Gary Fleder, Salamander centers on Ethan, a brilliant but misanthropic engineer who recruits a skeptical Homeland Security psychiatrist, Nora (Miller) to help him track a mysterious bank robber whose theft of 66 specific safety deposit boxes, belonging to the elite and powerful, sets in motion a series of blackmails that might be linked to a greater conspiracy.

Leguizamo will play David Vargas, an ex-cop — now a bartender at a 10th Avenue dive bar — and one of Ethan’s best friends.

The actor-comedian recently co-starred on the Netflix drama series Bloodline and reprised his roles in the latest installments of the John Wick and Ice Age movie franchises.