The Puerto Rican singer/actor has landed a series regular role opposite Daniella Alonso in Las Reinas, ABC’s drama pilot from feature writer Dean Georgaris, ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Co.
Written by Georgaris and directed by Liz Friedlander, Las Reinas centers on Detective Alex de la Reina (Alonso), who is forced to confront her past when a case compels her to reconnect with her estranged family – the most powerful criminal outfit in Miami. Thrust back into the world she thought she had left behind, Alex must walk the murky line between the law and her family, and question her true destiny as a de la Reina.
Ortiz will play Diego de la Reina, Alex’s (Alonso) brother. Diego has grown up under his grandmother’s supervision and enjoys the power and prestige of being a de la Reina. When he sees his sister again after years of estrangement, they clash over her re-appearance and his increasing role in the crime family.
Ortiz played Alejandro Herrera on Heroes and recently recurred on Ballers.
The 38-year-old Puerto Rican and Peruvian American actress has landed the lead role in ABC’s drama pilot Las Reinas.
(Animal Kingdom) has been cast as the lead in Las Reinas, ABC’s drama pilot from feature writer Dean Georgaris, ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Co.
Las Reinas centers on Detective Sonya De La Reina (Alonso) who is forced to confront her past when a case compels her to reconnect with her estranged family – the most powerful criminal outfit in Miami. Thrust back into the world she thought she had left behind, Sonya must walk the murky line between the law and her family, and question her true destiny as a De La Reina. Sonia Braga co-stars.
From feature writer Dean Georgaris, who penned the script, the pilot will be directed by Liz Friedlander,
Alonso, who starred on the NBC drama series Revolution, is coming off a season-long stint as a series regular on TNT’s dramas Animal Kingdom. She also recently recurred on The Night Shift and Being Mary Jane.
The 66-year-old Brazilian actress has been cast in ABC’s drama pilot Las Reinas in a co-starring role.
Penned by feature writer Dean Georgaris, Las Reinas centers on Detective Sonya De La Reina, who is forced to confront her past when a case compels her to reconnect with her estranged family – the most powerful criminal outfit in Miami. Thrust back into the world she thought she had left behind, Sonya must walk the murky line between the law and her family, and question her true destiny as a De La Reina.
Braga will portray Sonya’s grandmother Gabriella De La Reina, the head of one of the most powerful crime syndicates in the world. After her husband was killed, Gabriella took over their small criminal enterprise and turned it into a multi-national, multi-million dollar behemoth of illegal and legal interests. She has it all – except the one thing she wants more than anything: to bring her estranged granddaughter Sonya back into the fold.
Liz Friedlander has been tapped to direct the pilot after co-creating, executive producing and directing the pilot for another Mark Gordon Co./ABC Studios project, the freshman ABC drama seriesConviction.
Braga recently co-starred in the feature Aquariusand will next be seen in Wonderand Going Places.
de la Garza played the female lead on ABC’s Forever. Her previous television credits include Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Law & Order: Los Angeles, as well as the short-lived series Do No Harm.
Like the original series, Beyond Borders hails from ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios and the Mark Gordon Co.
In his first post-The Officetelevision role, the 55-year-old Cuban actor will star in the newly picked-up USA Network comedy series Benched.
From ABC Signature and the Mark Gordon Co., the courtroom comedy focuses on Nina (portrayed by Eliza Coupe), a dedicated, career-driven corporate attorney who has a very public nervous breakdown after getting passed up for an expected promotion, and finds herself working as a public defender.
Nuñez will play a public defender and colleague in Nina’s new office.
Nuñez, a Groundlings alum, is best known for playing Oscar Martinez on NBC’s The Office for the series’ entire nine-season run.
Nuñez, who was a major scene-stealer in Sandra Bullock’s The Proposal, will next be seen in the Chilean miner filmThe 33.
The 37-year-old Mexican-American actor has landed a plum role on ABC’s drama pilot Clementine.
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.