Florencia Lozano to Appear in Netflix’s Drama Series “Breathe”

Florencia Lozano is breathe-ing easy…

The 51-year-old Latina actress, best known for portraying Téa Delgado on ABC’s daytime series One Life to Live, has landed a recurring role in Breathe, Netflix’s one-hour drama series from Blindspot creator Martin Gero and writer-executive producer Brendan Gall, and Warner Bros. Television.

Florencia Lozano

Lozano will recur alongside 40-year-old Colombian actor Juan Pablo Espinosa on the series, which stars Melissa Barrera.

In Breathe, written by Gero and Gall, when a small plane crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness, a lone woman (Barrera) must battle the elements and odds to survive. Barrera’s Liv is a razor-sharp Manhattan attorney who finds herself profoundly out of her comfort zone when her plane crashes and she must battle for survival.

Lozano and Espinosa will play Liv’s mother and father, respectively.

Lozano co-wrote and stars in Life After You, which was awarded Best Feature and Best Actress at the Nice International Film Festival. She will next be seen in the feature Here AfterHer previous television credits include the starring role of Claudia Messina on Netflix’s Narcos, as well as Madam Secretary, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, among others.

Espinosa most recently starred in Focus Features’ comedy Half Brothers. His other recent credits include Apple TV’s Acapulco, Cocaine Godmother opposite Catherine Zeta Jones, and a recurring role as Luis Carlos Galán on Netflix’s Narcos. In Latin America, he’s known for his work on El Secretario, A Corazon Abierto and La Fan with NBC/Telemundo, among others.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Launching New Archie Comics Series “The Occult World of Sabrina”

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa is still chilling

Sabrina Spellman lives on, in a way, in The Occult World of Sabrina, the new Archie Comics series from the 47-year-old Nicaraguan American playwright, screenwriter, and comic book writer.

Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

The new comic book series  will pick up where Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina left off in its series finale cliffhanger. Sabrina may have welcomed death, but someone close to her is plotting to bring her back.

The source comic book series that inspired the Kiernan Shipka-led drama will also move forward in time in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina #9 with Aguirre-Sacasa at the helm, set to debut on Oct. 13.

“The scene that we shot and had to take out of the Netflix series with Zelda is the exact scene verbatim that’s in the first issue of The Occult World of Sabrina,” sats Aguirre-Sacasa. “When we start that series, it’s exactly as it ended in the Netflix series with Sabrina and Nick in the sweet hereafter and her family and friends in Greendale are trying to live in a world without Sabrina. In fact, that’s the name of the first story arc: ‘World Without Sabrina.’ We’ll see how her loved ones have been doing since Sabrina sacrificed herself. The first thing Zelda does is recruit a team of their family and friends to go into the underworld to bring Sabrina back to life.”

Josh Segarra to Star Opposite Tatiana Maslany in Marvel’s “She-Hulk”

Josh Segarra is hulkin’ up his resume…

The 35-year-old Puerto Rican actor has been cast in Marvel’s She-Hulk series starring Tatiana Maslany in the title role.

Josh Segarra

He joins a cast that includes Renée Elise Goldsberry, Ginger Gonzaga and Mark Ruffalo, who will be reprising his role as Bruce Banner aka the Hulk.

Marvel had no comment on the casting.

She-Hulk is a legal comedy that centers on the eponymous heroine (Maslany), aka Jennifer Walters, an attorney who has similar powers to her cousin, Banner/The Hulk. The She-Hulk series is directed by Kat Coiro and Anu Valia, with Jessica Gao serving as head writer.

It’s unknown who Segarra will be playing.

Segarra, an Arrow alum, can be seen next in the second season of The Other Two on HBO Max, which premieres on August 26. His other recent credits include playing RuPaul’s boyfriend in the hit Netflix series, AJ and the Queen and Pastor Christian in the Emmy-nominated Dolly Parton movie, Christmas in the Square.

America Ferrera to Star in AppleTV+’s Limited Series “WeCrashed”

America Ferrera is returning to (We)work

The 37-year-old Honduran American actress/producer and Emmy winner will star in WeCrashed, the AppleTV+ limited series about the greed-filled rise and inevitable fall of WeWork, one of the world’s most valuable startups, and the narcissists whose chaotic love made it all possible.

America Ferrera

Ferrera, who starred in Ugly Betty and Gentefied, will portray Elishia Kennedy, a brilliant young entrepreneur seduced into joining WeWork, whose life is turned upside down as a result.

Previously announced cast includes Jared Leto and Anne Hathaway.

The limited series is created and written by showrunners Lee Eisenberg — as part of his overall deal with Apple TV+ — and Drew Crevello, who also serve as EPs along with Requa, Ficarra, Charlie Gogolak and Natalie Sandy. Emma Ludbrook will executive produce alongside Leto through their Paradox production company. Wondery also will executive produce.

Ferrera most recently wrapped on Season 2 of Netflix’s Gentefied, where she returned as executive producer and director. Episodes are set to be released later in 2021. Up next for the Latinx multihyphenate is the big-screen adaptation of Erika Sánchez’s New York Times bestselling novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughterwhere she’ll make her feature directorial debut.

Eugenio Derbez to Star in Netflix’s “Lotería,” Inspired by the Mexican Bingo-Like Game

Eugenio Derbez has hit the lotería…

The 59-year-old Mexican actor/comedian will star and produce Netflix‘s Lotería, a family film inspired by the titular card game popular in Latin America and the United States.

Eugenio Derbez

Derbez will portray a recently widowed father who discovers an old family deck of Lotería Don Clemente cards that come to life while he’s trying to bond with his kids, and the cards take the family on a global adventure. While uncovering the secrets of the deck, they have to steer clear of a mysterious business magnate with devious plans.

Similar to bingo, Lotería Don Clemente is a popular game of chance that uses a 54-card deck with colorful images instead of numbered balls. Players use a board featuring a grid of 16 images (four images in rows of four) to be marked with a chip—oftentimes pinto beans are used—as the caller announces the name of a card. Whoever claims all the images called making the predetermined pattern first, wins the game.

Loteria

Lotería will be directed by Emmy nominee James Bobin and written by Roberto Orci and J.R. Orci, based on a story by Roberto Orci and Adele Heather Taylor.

Derbez and producing partner Ben Odell will produce under their 3Pas banner.

Jessica Alba to Begin Filming Netflix’s “Trigger Warning” This Fall

Jessica Alba is pulling the Trigger

The 40-year-old half-Mexican American actress and entrepreneur will begin filming the action thriller Trigger Warning for Netflix in New Mexico this fall, starring and executive producing her first feature film in a few years.

 

Mouly Surya is directing from a script by Josh Olson and John Brancato.

Alba plays a traumatized veteran who inherits her grandfather’s bar, and is faced with a moral dilemma after discovering the truth behind his untimely death.Jessica Alba

This is believed to be a possible franchise starter with high hopes for its success, considering the reception of the streamer’s other action films, including Spenser Confidential and Extraction.

Best known for her work on James Cameron’s Dark Angel TV series, and the films Sin City and Fantastic Four, Alba recently starred and executive produced Spectrum Originals’ “LA’s Finest,” alongside Gabrielle Union. The series, an action-packed spinoff from Jerry Bruckheimer’s Bad Boys universe, returned for its second and final season this June.

Alba is also attached to the Disney+ documentary series with the working title Parenting Without Borders, which she will host and executive produce. She’s also the entrepreneur behind the billion-dollar Honest Company and Honest Beauty.

Melissa Villaseñor to Appear on Third Season of Netflix’s “The Standups”

Melissa Villaseñor is standing up

The 33-year-old Mexican American actress, stand-up comedian, impressionist, visual artist and singer will appear on the third season of Netflix’s The Standups.

Melissa Villaseñor

Netfix ordered six half-hour episodes for the third season of the comedy series, which will premiere later this year.

In addition to Villaseñor, the first Latina cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, the six standalone specials will also feature comedians Brian Simpson, Dusty Slay, Janelle James, Mark Normand and Naomi Ekperigin.

Per the synopsis: The Standups features all new comedians at the top of their game delivering half-hour sets. Among them, they have starred in the biggest shows on television, performed in festivals all over the world and headlined at the premier comedy clubs across the world.

The third season of The Standups will tape live in NYC this summer and premiere on Netflix later this year.

Netflix Releases Trailer for Jacob Elordi’s “The Kissing Booth 3”

Here’s Jacob Elordi’s latest kissing moment…

Netflix has released the official trailer for The Kissing Booth 3, the latest and final installment of the hit young-adult romantic comedy series that stars the 24-year-old Spanish Australian actor and Joey King.

Jacob Elordi, The Kissing Both 3

The film will hit the streamer August 11.

Franchise writer-director Vince Marcello shot the threequel alongside the second film, which premiered last July. The first film in the series was the most re-watched Netflix film of 2018.

Kissing Booth 3 continues the coming-of-age of King’s Elle. It’s the summer before she heads to college, and she’s facing the hardest decision of her life (albeit from her family’s posh beach house): whether to go to Harvard and move across the country with her boyfriend Noah (Elordi), or fulfill her lifelong promise to go to college (at UC Berkeley) with her best friend Lee (Joel Courtney).

Marcello and Jay Arnold penned the script, which is based on the final book in Beth Reekles’ trilogy (the first book was published on Wattpad in 2010 when she was 15).

Taylor Zakhar Perez, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Meganne Young and Molly Ringwald also return to the case..

Lin-Manuel Miranda Among Artists Offering Civic Lessons in Netflix’s Animated Series “We the People”

Lin-Manuel Miranda is giving a civics lesson…

The 41-year-old Puerto Rican actor, singer, songwriter, rapper, producer and playwright, the mastermind behind the Tony Award-winning musical Hamilton, lends his voice to the new animated Netflix series We the People.

Lin-Manuel Miranda 

Created by Chris Nee and produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, the 10-part series provides a range of civics lessons through three-minute music videos on topics that include the Bill of Rights, immigration and the courts.

In addition to Miranda, the series also features award-winning artists H.E.R., Brandi CarlisleBebe Rexha and others.

Miranda took on the topic of “The Three Branches of Government” episode, writing and performing the song “Checks and Balances,” alongside Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Daveed Diggs, Brittany Howard and Robert Lopez.

With its light hip-hop bear, the catchy number explains the checks and balances of the United States government.

Meanwhile, Jorge R. Gutierrez directs the immigration-themed episode, which features the track “American Citizen,” performed by Bebe Rexha.

The 46-year-old Mexican animator, painter, writer, voice actor, and production designer helms Rexha’s pop message that lets everyone know from the second they are born, they are an “American Citizen.”

The episode is full of visual treats showing how the country is one built from a nation of immigrants, as animated versions of Sofia Vergara, Steven Chen, Anousheh Ansari and Padma Lakshmi are all featured to illustrate the point.

We the People premiered on Sunday, July 4 on Netflix.

Alberto Belli to Direct the Latinx Dance Film “The Way You Move”

Alberto Belli is makin’ a major Move

The 36-year-old Mexican film director will direct the Latinx dance film The Way You Move.

Alberto Belli

The film follows an inner-city teenager who gets in trouble at school and is forced to serve detention in the ballroom dance club. To his surprise he discovers that he loves to dance, but he must overcome a family tragedy and the ridicule of his friends before he can bring the rhythms of the street into the ballroom and express his own unique style.

Belli, a commercials and music video director, recently directed multiple episodes of Netflix’s Spanish-language series The House of Flowers.

His debut feature, Gatlopp, is currently in post-production for Tea Shop Productions and Signature, and he’s currently co-creating drama series Loteria, which is in development with Sony Pictures Television for IMDB TV

Broken English Productions is producing with Grandave Capital financing. Filming is scheduled for fall 2021.

The original screenplay comes from Lynn Esta Goldman.

“Alberto Belli is a monumental talent, and Broken English is excited to collaborate with him. Alberto has been on the forefront of innovative storytelling through his many television shows, commercials, music videos and online platforms,” said Christopher Acebo, CEO of Broken English Productions. “We are thrilled at the prospect of him directing this uplifting, powerful and inspiring movie!”