Christina Ochoa to Star in Matt Lopez’s Latinx Family Drama Pilot “Promised Land”

There’s plenty of promise in Christina Ochoa’s future…

The 36-year-old Spanish actress and Animal Kingdom star is set as a lead in ABC’s Promised LandMatt Lopez’s Latinx family drama pilot.

Christina Ochoa

Formerly titled American Heritage, the project is an epic, generation-spanning drama about two Latinx families vying for wealth and power in California’s Sonoma Valley.

Ochoa will play Veronica Sandoval, the eldest daughter of the Sandovals, a wealthy vineyard-owning family in the Sonoma Valley. Veronica is the highly capable heir to the Heritage Wines empire and her father Joe’s trusted Number Two. But her drive and ambition have left her with some glaring personal blindspots, and Veronica’s seemingly perfect life soon starts to unravel.

Lopez writes and executive produces. Adam Kolbrenner of Lit Entertainment Group also exec produces. ABC Signature is the studio.

Up next for Ochoa is Boon, the western sequel film from Yellowstones Neal McDonough. She stars as Renn Randall in TNT’s Animal Kingdom, which was recently renewed for a sixth and final season, and as Ashley Morales in ABC’s A Million Little Things. She has also appeared in Valor, Blood Drive, Matador and I Hate My Teenage Daughter.

Christina Ochoa to Star in the Western “Boon”

Boon goes the dynamite for Christina Ochoa

The 36-year-old Spanish actress will star in Boonthe upcoming western sequel film from Yellowstone’s Neal McDonough

Christina Ochoa

Boon is a spiritual sequel to the movie Red Stone that takes place in the distant future and picks up with henchman Nick Boon (McDonough) trying to get on with his life. At the same time we learn, our Preacher, the widowed Catherine, played by Christiane Seidel, is busy trying to protect herself and her son from a local criminal organization that is using her land for some unusual activities. When Boon and Catherine’s lives cross paths they find themselves leaning on each other to protect everything they stand for.

Derek Presley, who directed the first installment returns to helm Boon and is co-writing.

In addition to Ochoa, the film features Jake Melrose, James Madio, and John Patrick Jordan. Stephen Endelman is lending his musical talents for the film’s score.

Ochoa recently starred as Renn Randall in TNT’s Animal Kingdom and as Ashely Morales in ABC’s A Million Little Things.

She has also appeared in Valor, Blood Drive, Matador and I Hate My Teenage Daughter.

Bayardo De Murguia to Star in Netflix’s Drama Series “Tiny Pretty Things”


Bayardo De Murguia is prettystoked for his new project.

Netflix has given a 10-episode order to Tiny Pretty Things, an hour-long drama series starring the Mexican American actor.

Bayardo De Murguia

Based on the book by Sona Charaipotraand Dhonielle Clayton, the project hails from writer Michael MacLennanInsurrection MediaMojo Filmsand Peacock Alley

Written by MacLennan based on the book, Tiny Pretty Things is set in the world of an elite ballet academy and charts the rise and fall of young adults who live far from their homes, each standing on the verge of greatness or ruin. As Chicago’s only elite dance school, the Archer School of Ballet serves as the company school for the city’s renowned professional company: City Works Ballet. The Archer School is an oasis for an array of dancers: rich and poor, from north and south, and a range of backgrounds. Yet they all share a rare talent and passion for dance, a loyal sense of community… and when it comes to their dreams, no Plan B.

In addition to De Murguia, the series also stars Lauren HollyKylie JeffersonCasimere JolletteDaniela NormanBrennan ClostMichael Hsu RosenDamon J. GillespieBarton CowperthwaiteTory Trowbridge and Jess Salgueiro.

Insurrection had optioned the book through its strategic relationship with the publisher HarperCollinsand spent a year developing the project before taking it to Netflix. 

De Murguia portrays Ramon, a lean god with a deep baritone, Ramon is a former bad-boy dancer turned visionary choreographer. He’s not big on criticism, especially from students, which produces friction within the Archer School of Ballet and with his girlfriend and muse of the moment, Delia.

Salgueiro plays Isabel, a cop with a dancer’s ram-rod discipline from two tours of duty in Afghanistan before she traded in one uniform for another. With her ambition and keen moral compass, she’s uniquely qualified to search for the truth of what happened during a mysterious accident at the Academy.

Shooting is currently underway in Toronto for a 2020 premiere.

De Murguia’s previous credits include appearances on television inShooter,NCIS,Matadorand Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

Paco Osuna to Take the Stage at the First-Ever Ultra Mexico

Paco Osuna is readying for an ultra special event…

The Spanish DJ is set to perform at the first-ever Ultra Mexico event on October 5 and 6, as the Ultra Music Festival heads south of the border.

Paco Osuna

The phase 2 lineup just dropped, with Osuna making the grade.

Other additions include Knife Party, KSHMR and Nicky Romero, who join previously-announced headliners AfrojackDash BerlinRichie Hawtin and more.

The Resistance stage got thicker, too, with new artists including Art Department, Damian LazarusDanny Tenaglia, Matador and Technasia.

Ultra Mexico will take place at the Foro Pegaso venue, 20 minutes from Toluca International Airport.

Tickets are on sale now. Check the full phase 2 lineup below and Ultra Mexico online for more details.

Osuna, a renowned artist in the electronic music industry, frequently DJs in Ibiza.

Syfy Releases Trailer for Ochoa’s Grindhouse Cinema-Inspired Series “Blood Drive”

Christina Ochoa is blood thirsty…

Syfy has released the first trailer for its upcoming grindhouse cinema-inspired series Blood Drive starring the 32-year-old Spanish actress and Alan Ritchson.

Christina Ochoa

After Los Angeles’ last good cop (Ritchson) is forced to join a twisted cross-country death race, his only hope of survival is a dangerous femme fatale who has the need for speed (Ochoa). Oh, and there’s no need for gasoline. “What the f*ck? These cars run on human blood?” asks Ritchson. “Have you seen gas prices lately?”, replies Grace.

The trailer promises each week of the series will feature a new grindhouse inspiration – cannibals, monsters, cults, lawmen, and nymphos and amazons.

The series hails from Universal Cable Productions. James Roland (Weeds) created the project and is a co-executive producer on the series.

Blood Drive premieres June 14 at 10 PM on Syfy.

Ochoa’s credits include a series regular roles on Matador and a recurring role on Animal Kingdom.

Luna to Star on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”

Gabriel Luna is riding high…

The 33-year-old Latino actor will star as Ghost Rider on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Gabriel Luna

Luna, whose credits include Wicked City and Matador, will portray Ghost Rider in the upcoming fourth season.

The character has a long history with Marvel comics. He was a motorcycle stuntman who after a deal with Mephisto had the power to control hellfire.

The character was played by Nicolas Cage in the feature Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.

 

Ochoa Lands Recurring Role on TNT’s “Animal Kingdom”

Christina Ochoa is moving to a new kingdom

The 31-year-old Spanish actress has landed a recurring role on TNT’s upcoming drama series Animal Kingdom.

Christina Ochoa

Hailing from John Wells Prods. in association with Warner Horizon Television, the pilot centers on 17-year-old Joshua “J” Cody (Finn Cole), who moves in with his wild, freewheeling grandmother (Ellen Barkin) and uncles in their Southern California beach town after his mother ODs. He is pulled into their life of indulgence and excess and soon discovers that it’s all being funded by the bank robberies they commit.

Ochoa will portray Renn Randall, a sexy, irreverent surfer who is Craig’s (Ben Robson) lover and drug connection.

Ochoa recurred on El Rey Network’s Matador. Her other credits include guest spots on The Neighbors, Modern Family and I Hate My Teenage Daughter.

Gomez Cast in Netflix’s Latino Remake of “One Day at a Time”

Isabella Gomez’s Day has come…

The Latina actress has been cast in Netflix‘s One Day at a Time, a Latino remake of the classic Norman Lear sitcom, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Isabella Gomez

The new multi-camera iteration will center on three generations of a Cuban-American family living under one roof.

Gomez has landed the series regular role of Elena, the radical teenage daughter of single mom Penelope. Elena is described as a 14-year-old girl who is in the throes of becoming a woman. A proud nerd, idealist and social justice warrior, Elena is opinionated and not afraid to speak her mind. But while she is Internet-wise, she is more foolish when it comes to the real world. She is particularly confounding to her more old-school grandmother, Abuelita Lydia.

Gomez joins Six Feet Under‘s Justina Machado, who will play Penelope, and Rita Moreno, who will play Lydia.

In the original ’70s series, Bonnie Franklin‘s single mom had two daughters, played by Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli. This time, Elena will be joined by a younger brother, Alex, who has yet to be cast.

The all-Latino One Day at a Time reboot finally got the Netflix pickup in February after prolonged talks. Lear is attached as an executive producer, along with How I Met Your Mother alum Gloria Calderon Kellett and Men of a Certain Age‘s Mike Royce, who are set to co-write and serve as co-showrunners. Michael Garcia will also exec produce, with Brent Miller onboard as a co-exec producer.

The comedy is produced by Act III Productions, Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Gomez’s previous credits include Modern Family and Matador.

Sapene to Star in WE tv’s Docuseries “My Life is a Telenovela”

Enrique Sapene is opening a window to his television life…

WE tv has ordered eight hour-long episodes of My Life is a Telenovela docuseries, featuring the 32-year-old Venezuelan actor.

Enrique Sapene

Set in Miami, and produced by Matador, the series will follow a group of beautiful and fierce Latina actresses and actors working in this hyper-competitive world. It begins with several characters vying for the same role in a real life telenovela being produced by Telemundo, resulting in drama and fireworks on both sides, says WE tv.

In addition to Sapene, the show also features fellow telenovela stars including Raquenel, Sissi Fleitas, Gustavo Pedraza and Liliana Gonzalez.

Sapene’s credits include Tómame o Déjame, Pecadora and Hacienda Heights.

My Life is a Telenovela is set to premiere later this year.

Gadiot to Star Opposite Alice Braga in USA’s “Queen of the South”

Peter Gadiot’s career is going South

The 29-year-old half-Mexican actor, who starred on ABC’s Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, has landed a series regular role in USA Network’s upcoming telenovela-based drama Queen of the South.

Peter Gadiot

Based on best-selling book La Reina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Queen Of The South tells the story of Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga). When her drug-dealing boyfriend unexpectedly is murdered in Mexico, Teresa is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America, where she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. In the process, she learns the tools of the trade and strategically positions herself to become the leader of the cartel.

Gadiot will play James Valdez, a newly minted capo of Camila’s (Veronica Falcón) crime organization who has an in-depth and realistic understanding of how the narco world works. Despite his brutish ability to ferret out punishment to those who cross him, Valdez surprises Teresa with his humanistic sense of moral justice and becomes one of her closest allies in America.

Known as the swashbuckling hero Cyrus on Once Upon A Time In Wonderland, Gadiot most recently appeared in Spike’s miniseries Tut opposite Ben Kingsley and before that wrapped a season-long arc on the Robert Rodriguez, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci produced series Matador.