The Dominican actress has been cast as a series regular for Season 2 of AppleTV+’s space drama For All Mankind.
The second season will premiere on Friday, February 19, with Cynthy Wu and Casey W. Johnson also joining the cast as series regulars.
They join returning cast members Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Wrenn Schmidt, Jodi Balfour, Krys Marshall and Sonya Walger.
Created by Ronald D. Moore, Ben Nedivi and Matt Wolpert, For All Mankind will see its second season pick up in 1983, at the height of the Cold War. The cast heads into space with even greater ambitions as the Soviet Union and the United States battle it out for control over lunar resources on the moon. As tensions rise, the various characters see the militarization of NASA impact their own lives, with the threat of a nuclear war looming.
Peña, who has acted in The Postand Chemical Hearts, will play brilliant yet troubled engineer Aleida Rosales.
For All Mankind season two features 10 new episodes, with each new installment airing weekly, every Friday only on AppleTV+.
For All Mankind is produced by Sony Pictures Television.
DC Comics has unveiled the new young adult graphic novel anthology Wonder Women of History, which celebrates real-life heroes, including the 30-year-old Bronx-born Puerto Rican politician who currently serving as the U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district.
Ocasio-Cortez, or simply AOC, as she’s known, drew national recognition when she won the Democratic Party‘s primary election for New York’s 14th congressional district in June 2018, defeating Democratic Caucus chair Joe Crowley, a 10-term incumbent, in what was widely seen as the biggest upset victory in the 2018 midterm election primaries. She defeated Republican opponent Anthony Pappas in the November general election.
Taking office at age 29, Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress.She has been noted for her substantial social media presence relative to her fellow members of Congress
Female and non-binary writers and artists tell 17 stories of those “who take up Wonder Woman‘s iconic mantle” in their respective fields of science, sports, entertainment, politics, social justice and more, according to the DC Comics blog.
New York Timesbestselling author Laurie Halse Anderson edited the collection after recently writing the original graphic novel Wonder Woman: Tempest Tossed.
In addition to Ocasio-Cortez, Wonder Women of History also spotlights singer-actress Janelle Monáe, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Iskwew Air CEO and Founder Teara Fraser, LGBTQ+ rights activist Edith Windsor, transgender activist and Stonewall uprising figure Marsha P. Johnson, Parkland shooting survivor and gun control advocate Emma Gonzalez, disability rights activist Judith Heumann, NASA‘s first Hispanic female astronaut Ellen Ochoa, deputy director of Wuhan Institute of Virology and China’s “Bat Woman” Dr. Shi Zhengli, 23-time Grand Slam winning tennis player Serena Williams, stand-up comic Tig Notaro, actress Keiko Agena, and the first African American gymnast to win an individual Olympic medal Dominique Dawes.
The graphic novel will officially hit bookstore shelves everywhere on December 1. The anthologywill also include portraits of illustrators Weshoyot Alvitre, Colleen Doran, Agnes Garbowska, Bex Glendining, Ashley A. Woods, and Safiya Zerrougui.
Wonder Women of History is already available for pre-order here.
The 27-year-old Mexican Electrocumbia artist has signed a global deal with Universal Music Publishing.
Raymix’s “Oye Mujer” is currently no. 9 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart.
Trained as an aerospace engineer, Raymix, whose real name is Edmundo Gonzalez Moreno, was working at NASA when he began experimenting with electronic music.
“Oye Mujer” took off virally — the video know has over 300 million views on YouTube— before landing in the Billboard Top Ten. The track is also no. 2 this week on the Tropical Songs chart, where it peaked in the no. 1 slot.
Ricardo Chavira’s career is going out of this world…
The Mexican-American actor has been cast as a series regular in CBS’ NASA-themed drama pilot Mission Control.
He is joining the project, from The Martian author Andy Weir, The Martian producer Simon Kinberg and CBS Studios, in a recasting.
Written by Weir and directed by Jeremy Podeswa, Mission Control revolves around the next generation of NASA astronauts and scientists who juggle their personal and professional lives during a critical mission with no margin for error.
Chavira will play Diaz, director of the Johnson Space Center. He replaces Nestor Serrano, who originally was cast in the role.
Chavira, who starred on Desperate Housewives, just wrapped a season-long recurring arc as Bruce on the CW’sJane the Virgin, also from CBS Studios.
Additionally, he is coming off high-profile arcs on ABC’s Scandaland Netflix’s Santa Clarita Diet.
The 61-year-old Puerto Rican actor has been cast as a series regular in CBS’ NASA-themed drama pilot Mission Control, from The Martian author Andy Weir, The Martian producer Simon Kinberg and veteran showrunner Charles Eglee (Dexter).
Written by Weir, Mission Control revolves around the next generation of NASA astronauts and scientists who juggle their personal and professional lives during a critical mission with no margin for error.
Serrano will play Diaz, director of the Johnson Space Center.
Serrano’s credits include A.P.B.,The Last Ship, Revenge andGraceland.