Jason Canela is taking a swing…
The 30-year-old Cuban American actor will portray a tennis pro in Apple TV+’s original comedy series Mrs. American Pie.
Canela will recur on the series alongside Jordan Bridges, Kaia Gerber, Mindy Cohn, Julia Duffy and Claudia Ferri.
Written by Abe Sylvia and directed by Tate Taylor, Mrs. American Pie is a story about gorgeously impossible people. Set during the powder keg era of the early 1970s, it follows Maxine Simmons (Kristen Wiig) and her attempt to secure her seat at America’s most exclusive table: Palm Beach high society. As Maxine attempts to cross that impermeable line between the haves and the have-nots, the series asks the same questions that baffle us today: Who gets a seat at the table, how do you get a seat at the table, and what will you sacrifice to get there?
The 10-episode series also stars Laura Dern, Carol Burnett, Ricky Martin, Amber Chardae Robinson, Allison Janney and Leslie Bibb.
Mrs. American Pie was developed by Dern and her producing partner Jayme Lemons via their Jaywalker Pictures banner. Sylvia is writing, executive producing, and showrunning the series. Taylor will direct and executive produce alongside his producing partner John Norris via their Wyolah Entertainment banner. Katie O’Connell Marsh executive produces for Boat Rocker. Apple Studios produces.
Canela portrays Eddie, a tennis pro at the Palm Beach high society club.
Bridges portrays Perry Donahue, an entrepreneur and old schoolmate of Douglas’ (played by Josh Lucas).
Gerber portrays Mitzi, a local manicurist.
Duffy portrays Mary Jones Davidsoul, an old-money member of the Palm Beach high society.
Cohn portrays Ann, an editor for the society column.
Ferri portrays Raquel, a Cuban ex-pat and member of the Palm Beach high society club.
Canela has appeared in Always Be My Maybe, Single in South Beach and The Rookie.