Eva Longoria to Star in “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe,” a Film Adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s YA Novel

Eva Longoria is revealing some universal Secrets

The 46-year-old Mexican American actress/producer will star in Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, a feature film adaptation of Benjamin Alire Sáenz’s YA novel.

Eva Longoria

Longoria will star opposite Eugenio DerbezMax Pelayo, Reese Gonzales, Veronica Falcón, Isabella Gomez, Luna Blaise and Kevin Alejandro in the film.

Aitch Alberto wrote the script and will make her directorial debut on the film, which is being financing and produced by Limelight alongside 3Pas Studios and Big Swing Productions, in association with Boies Schiller Entertainment. The film counts Derbez, Kyra Sedgwick and Lin-Manuel Miranda among its producers.

Aristotle and Dante, originally published in 2014, centers on the friendship between Aristotle “Ari” Mendoza (to be played by Pelayo) and Dante Quintana (Gonzales), two Mexican American boys on the cusp of manhood who form a life-changing bond after a chance meeting at an El Paso pool in the summer of 1987.

Alberto’s writing credits include the HBO Max drama series Duster from J.J. Abrams and LaToya Morgan. She also wrote for Apple TV+’s Little America.

“At its core, Ari and Dante tells a story of self-discovery and acceptance,” Alberto said. “My own journey helped me realize there is nothing more important than standing up and fully embracing who we are and being seen for it. I’m motivated to place a lens on male vulnerability that includes a more empathic and compassionate gaze that helps redefine masculinity specifically for the Latino/a/e/x community. To say this is a dream come true is an understatement.”

Derbez most recently played Bernardo in CODA and stars in 3Pas’ upcoming comedy Acapulco both for Apple TV+.

Longoria’s recent acting credits include the films Sylvie’s Love and The Boss Baby: Family Business and just wrapped her feature directorial debut Flamin’ Hot for Searchlight.

Netflix Releases Trailer for Fifth Season of Aimee Garcia’s Supernatural Series “Lucifer”

Aimee Garcia is preparing for a Hell of time… 

Netflix has released a trailer for Season 5 ofthe 41-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican American actress’ series Lucifer,which will premiere on Friday, August 21.

Aimee Garcia

Here’s the Netflix logline for the new series: “The stakes are higher than ever. Secrets will be revealed, beloved characters will die, and we’ll finally get an answer to the question, ‘Will they or won’t they?’”

Season 5 of the Warner Bros. Television-produced show, starring Tom Ellis as the Devil, will be split into two eight-part blocks of episodes. It was meant to be the show’s last season, but Netflix recently renewed Lucifer for a “FINAL final” sixth season

In addition to Ellis and Garcia, who portrays  Ella Lopez, the series also stars Kevin Alejandro as Detective Dan Espinoza, Lauren German and D.B. Woodside.

Netflix originally rescued the supernatural drama from Fox, where it was canceled in May 2018 after three seasons. The pickup followed a big #SaveLucifer campaign that played out on social media for more than a month.

Fox Renews Alejandro’s “Lucifer” for a Second Season

Kevin Alejandro has another season to be a Fox

The network has given second season pickup to its freshman drama Lucifer,  starring the Mexican American actor.

Kevin Alejandro

Lucifer, produced by Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, is based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint.

Along with Alejandro, who portrays Dan, the series also stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German and D.B. Woodside.

Tom Kapinos wrote and executive-produced the pilot and is an executive consultant on the series. It is executive-produced by Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Ildy Modrovich and Joe Henderson.

Len Wiseman serves as director and executive producer.

“We knew we had something special with Lucifer, from the engaging performances of Tom, Lauren and the rest of the charismatic cast, to Len Wiseman’s visually stunning look of the show and the amazing storytelling savvy of the Bruckheimer team,” said Fox’s David Madden.

Alejandro Cast as Series Regular on Fox’s Comic Book Drama “Lucifer”

Kevin Alejandro has earned a devilish role…

The 39-year-old Mexican American actor has been cast as a series regular on Fox’s comic book midseason drama Lucifer.

Kevin Alejandro

Alejandro, who appeared on True Blood and Arrow, replaces Nicholas Gonzalez who played the role in the pilot, written by Tom Kapinos and directed by Len Wiseman.

Based on the characters from the DC Entertainment’s Vertigo, the series, from Warner Bros. Television and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, centers on Lucifer (Tom Ellis) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.

Alejandro will play Dan, a gruff LAPD homicide detective who is wary of Lucifer’s involvement with his wife and daughter.

Alejandro just recently became available, coming off the A&E drama The Returned. He previously was a regular on Southland and Golden Boy.

ARC Entertainment Acquires North American Rights to Alejandro’s “Safelight”

Kevin Alejandro’s latest project has found safe passage to U.S. theaters…

ARC Entertainment has acquired the North American distribution rights to Safelight, starring the 39-year-0ld Mexican American actor and True Blood alum.

Kevin Alejandro

From writer/director Tony Aloupis, the film also stars Evan Peters and Juno Temple.

Safelight tells the story of three desperate individuals whose paths perilously cross in a dusty desert town. Charles (Peters) is a high school senior with physical challenges; Vicki (Temple) is a troubled runaway turning tricks at a truck stop; and Skid (Alejandro) is her dangerously psychotic pimp, who has a huge chip on his shoulder. Their lives take a menacing turn when the Charles and Vicki embark on a road trip without Skid up the California coast to photograph lighthouses. The three characters eventually face each other in a violent showdown that will change their lives forever.”

The film will be released in theaters and on VOD on July 17.

Alejandro to Star in the A&E Drama Series “The Returned”

Kevin Alejandro is returning to television once again…

The 38-year-old Mexican American actor will star opposite Mark Pellegrino in Carlton Cuse’s 10-episode A&E drama series The Returned.

Kevin Alejandro

Directed by Keith Gordon. The Returned, from A+E Studios and FremantleMedia, focuses on a small town that’s turned upside down when several local people who’ve long been presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences.

Alejandro will play the town’s authoritative but accessible Sheriff Tommy Moran.

Alejandro is best known for his roles on the crime drama Southlandand HBO’s supernatural thriller True Blood. Most recently he had a recurring role on CW‘s Arrow.

Alejandro to Co-Star in the ABC Drama Pilot “Clementine”

Kevin Alejandro has landed a clemendous new role…

The 37-year-old Mexican-American actor has landed a plum role on ABC’s drama pilot Clementine.

Kevin Alejandro

From the Mark Gordon Co. and ABC Studios, the project centers on troubled 28-year-old psychic Clementine Ross (portrayed by Sarah Snook) who sees her life begin to change in unexpected ways when she decides to stop running from her past.

Alejandro will co-star as Charlie Madsen, Clementine’s ex-boyfriend and the father of her young daughter, Lucy. He’s described as a former bad-boy who has transformed into a responsible man after realizing he has to raise Lucy on his own due to Clementine’s personal struggles.

Most recently, Alejandro has been appearing in a recurring role on the CW’s Arrow. He previously co-starred on CBS’ short-lived series Golden Boy.

His other television credits include roles on Southland, True Blood, Weeds, Drop Dead Diva and Sons of Anarchy.

Alejandro Lands Guest-Starring Role on the CW’s “Arrow”

Kevin Alejandro is taking an arrow

The 37-year-old Mexican American actor has signed on to guest star on the CW’s superhero series Arrow.

Kevin Alejandro

Alejandro will appear as Sebastian Blood in upcoming episodes of the acclaimed action drama’s second season, with the exact airdates to be announced in the near future.

Drawing inspiration from the iconic New Teen Titans nemesis Brother Blood, Sebastian is an alderman who rises to power in the wake of the earthquake that devastated Starling City in Arrow’s first-season finale. Blood’s “man-of-the-people” popularity instantly places him at odds with Oliver Queen (series star Stephen Amell), whose family he blames for the quake.

Alejandro’s television credits include roles on Ugly Betty, Southland, True Blood and Golden Boy.

Season two of Arrow is set to premiere on October 9.

Based upon characters published by DC Comics, Arrow is executive produced by Greg Berlanti.

CBS Posts First Episode of Alejandro’s “Golden Boy” Online

If you’re anxious to catch a glimpse of Kevin Alejandro in CBS’ midseason series Golden Boy, you’re in luck.

Even though the cop drama doesn’t premiere until February 26, the network has posted the entire first episode of the cop drama online on the CBS website

Golden Boy

Golden Boy chronicles one man’s meteoric rise from police officer to detective and eventually police commissioner.  Alejandro, who most recently starred on HBO’s True Blood, will play the top detective in the squad who—disturbed by the new man’s arrival—plots to derail his career.

In addition to the 36-year-old Mexican American actor and former Southland star, Golden Boy will feature Odette Annable in a recurring role. The 27-year-old half-Cuban American actress will portray a young, attractive assistant district attorney with a complicated marital history who prosecutes cases brought by the squad.

Golden Boy officially premieres on Tuesday, February 26 at 10:00 pm EST. It’s scheduled to move to Fridays at 9:00 pm EST once CSI:NY ends its season.

Alejandro Cast in CBS Police Drama Pilot…

He may not be returning to HBO’s True Blood… But Kevin Alejandro could be back on television in the near future.

The 35-year-old Mexican American actor, best known for his role as Jesus Velasquez on True Blood, has been cast in an untitled CBS drama pilot, which chronicles one man’s meteoric rise from police officer to detective and eventually police commissioner.

Alejandro will play the top detective in the squad who—disturbed by the new man’s arrival—plots to derail his career.

The San Antonio, Texas-native most recently appeared as Nate Moretta on TNT’s Southland, as well as guest-starred on Fox’s Bones.