Pantaya to Release Season Two of Ana de la Reguera’s Comedy Series “Ana” in Late July

There’s more comedy in Ana de la Reguera’s future…

Season 2 of the 45-year-old Mexican actress’ comedy series Ana will premiere via Pantaya on July 22nd in the United States, including Puerto Rico.

Ana de la RegueraThe six-episode series, loosely based on the life of series creator and star de la Reguera, will also be available via Prime Video.

When audiences last saw Ana, she was reeling after realizing her dream gig portraying Morticia Adams wasn’t all she imagined.

When Season 2 picks up approximately a year later, Ana is working in Los Angeles on a television series reminiscent of a bad 90’s sitcom. Yes, she’s working steadily, but what does that matter when you’re unhappy?

“Ana is working on this new series in Season 2 and she is absolutely miserable,” de la Reguera says. “I really feel that the best comedy comes from people’s misery, so you can expect the second season to be hilarious. Ana is facing the reality that there’s nothing worse than when a wish comes true because often, that wish is not what you expected. All she wanted was to have steady work acting but everything goes completely wrong and now she’s miserable. And, the worst part of it all is that the show is a hit! Plus, Ana has a new nemesis this season, an 8-year-old named Miercoles who she taunts by calling her Martes. It’s hilarious.”

In the Season 1 finale, it was revealed that Ana’s mom Nena (Tina Romero) lost her house after she arrived at her daughter’s home for Christmas with multiple large suitcases. When the show returns, viewers will see Nena settled and happier than ever.

“Ana’s mom now lives with her in Los Angeles—unfortunately,” de la Reguera shares with a laugh. “She now goes back and forth between L.A. and Mexico but she’s the one living the dream and having fun. She’s enjoying Ana’s success while Ana is miserable.”

Season 2 will also count with a new Papasito played by David Palacio following the exit of Carlos Miranda. Papasito 2.0 will flex his musical talents by playing guitar and singing when he makes his debut.

de la Reguera says the character becomes more famous than Ana, which is part of the conflict of this season.

“We’re going to miss Carlos so much because we had such great chemistry and he’s such a great actor,” she says of Miranda has since nabbed a role in ABC’s Station 19. “David is bringing his own flavor to the character and he’s not trying to imitate what Carlos did last season. We actually make fun of the actor switch as an inside joke which is going to be a lot of fun.”

And for anyone hoping for a love connection between Ana and Papisto, de la Reguera teases the obstacles that lay ahead for them.

“For that, you’re going to have to see how the second and third season plays out. There are a lot of obstacles ahead, especially when it comes to her love life,” she shares. “There’s a new character being introduced in Season 2 played by Christian Meier, so her love life is a huge mess. Really everything is a mess for Ana and nothing goes right.”

Meier and de la Reguera previously starred in the 2003 Spanish-language telenovela Luciana y Nicolás, a situation that also played out in Season 1 via scenes from their recreated collaboration. In the new season, Christian and Ana reunite 20 years later at the request of the studio who is desperate to bring up ratings.

Season 3, set to be released at a future date, will find Ana more introspective with a new focus on finding herself. Her sister Chock (Paula Dávila) will become a more central character.

de la Reguera confirmed Season 3 will be the final season as it was always planned. She is heavily involved in every aspect of the series as creator, star, producer and writer, which can be taxing when a lot of what plays out is inspired by her real life. But it’s thanks to her vulnerability that makes this series a standout, as well as the confidence that emanates when she’s being self-deprecating, honest and raw.

“I pitched the show from day one as three seasons. I imagined the whole story and that’s how we shot it. I didn’t want to keep talking beyond that. It’s draining to be talking about my life and putting it all out there. I think there’s a limit,” she revealed.

She concluded with a laugh, “Unless someone wants to pay me a lot of money then we can revisit with Ana again someday for sure.”

Tony Gonzalez Among On-Air Talent for Prime Video’s NFL “Thursday Night Football” Programming

Tony Gonzalez is primed for his next broadcasting gig…

The 46-year-old part-Mexican American former American football tight end, who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 17 seasons, will be part of Prime Video’s NFL pregame, halftime and postgame coverage this fall when the service presents its exclusive Thursday Night Football package.

Tony GonzalezGonzalez will work along side former NFL quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who retired in the offseason, and Richard Sherman for each TNF game.

The expanding roster of Prime Video’s Thursday Night Football on-air talent also includes legendary play-by-play announcer Al Michaels and five-time Sports Emmy-winning analyst Kirk Herbstreit.

Fred Gaudelli, producer of seven Super Bowls and a recent inductee into the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame, will serve as the executive producer of Thursday Night Football’s game coverage.

Multiple Sports Emmy winners Mike Muriano and Spoon Daftary are the executive and senior coordinating producers of Thursday Night Football’s pregame, halftime, and postgame coverage.

Kicking off September 15, Prime Video will be the first streaming service to air a season-long exclusive national broadcast package with the NFL. The 11-year deal includes 15 regular-season games and one preseason game per year, with Prime Video also delivering new pregame, halftime, and postgame shows as well as interactive features like X-Ray and Next Gen Stats powered by AWS. Viewers can stream from the web at amazon.com/TNF or by using the Prime Video app.

Since retiring in 2013, Gonzalez – a 14-time Pro-Bowler – served as an analyst for Fox Sports.

He previously played for the Kansas City Chiefs, before ending his career with the Atlanta Falcons.

Prime Video Releases Trailer for New Documentary “Los Tigres del Norte: Historias Que Contar”

Los Tigres del Norte have stories to tell…

Prime Video has released the first trailer for its documentary about the legendary Mexican norteño band.

Los Tigres del NorteTitled Los Tigres del Norte: Historias Que Contarthe film highlights everything from the Mexican group’s humble beginnings to its challenging road to success, and ultimately becoming one of Regional Mexican music’s biggest acts.

Directed by Carlos Pérez Osorio and produced by José Nacif GoberaHistorias Que Contar will premiere on June 17 via Prime Video.

The official trailer features the Amazon Original song “Jefe de Jefes.”

Prime Video Renews Alfredo Narciso’s “The Summer I Turned Pretty” for Second Season

There are more Pretty moments in Alfredo Narciso’s future…

Prime Video has given an early Season 2 renewal to The Summer I Turned Pretty, starring the Latino actor.

Alfredo NarcisoThe news comes ahead of the series adaptation of Jenny Han’s YA novel’s June 17 premiere.

The multigenerational drama hinges on a love triangle among one girl and two brothers, the ever-evolving relationship between mothers and their children and the enduring power of strong female friendship. It is a coming-of-age story about first love, first heartbreak and the magic of that one perfect summer.

The Summer I Turned Pretty stars Lola Tung, Jackie Chung, Rachel Blanchard, Christopher Briney, Gavin Casalegno, Sean Kaufman, Narciso and Minnie Mills, with Colin Ferguson and Tom Everett Scott.

Han, who also wrote the pilot, serves as showrunner for Season 1 with Gabrielle Stanton.

The series is a co-production of Amazon Studios and wiip.

Prime Video Renews Laz Alonso’s “The Boys” for a Fourth Season

Laz Alonso’s Boys will live another season…

Prime Video has ordered a fourth season its Emmy-nominated superhero series The Boys, starring the 48-year-old Afro-Cuban American actor.

Laz Alonso, The BoysThe announcement comes a week after the Season 3 premiere of series, which hails from Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios.

Eric Kripke’s adaptation of the bestselling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson was a breakout hit when it launched in 2019.

However, like most of its counterparts, Prime Video doesn’t release ratings information for its shows. While still the case, Amazon has shared data on the growth in viewers for the first three episodes of each season over their first three days of release.

The entire first season of The Boys was available at launch, Seasons 2 and 3 premiered with three episodes each, followed by a weekly release of the rest.

Over the first three days since Season 3’s June 3 debut, the worldwide viewership for The Boys has grown by +17% from season two, and +234% from season one, Prime Video said.

“From our first conversation with Eric Kripke and the creative team about Season Three of The Boys, we knew the show was continuing to get even bolder—an impressive feat considering the wild success of the Emmy-nominated second season,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television, Amazon Studios. “This stylized world of the series has incredible global reach and the viewership for opening weekend is proof of that.”

Based on The Boys‘ early success, Prime Video also has ordered two spinoff series to date, eight-episode anthology animated series The Boys Presents: Diabolical, which premiered earlier this year, and the upcoming college spinoff, which is now in production.

So, is there a possibility for a second season of Diabolical?

“There is absolutely the possibility,” Sanders said. “We were excited when we launched. We thought there was a two-fold opportunity with Diabolical. One was to get The Boys fans excited about and get it out early. But we also wanted to see if there was another bite of the apple once the mothership show returned, and we are seeing real engagement and growth of the show there. We’ve definitely had conversations with the producers about what the next installment would look like.”

The untitled Boys Spinoff, set at America’s only college exclusively for young-adult superheroes, went through a number of behind-the-scenes and in front of the camera changes en route to production, including bringing in new showrunners and recastings.

“We are thrilled, the dailies look great, we are excited about the cast that we have,” Sanders said. “It absolutely has The Boys, it’s part of the show, but I think the other thing we are excited about, it’s different in its own way. It’s definitely been a long road. I have to admit, when Eric Kripke came to talk to us about the spinoff, we were so excited about the potential of it, we told him we wanted it two years earlier than he said he could get it done. Eric has been great and brought great showrunners as well.”

The spinoff series is expected to debut next year, Sanders said.

And The Boys universe may not be done expanding.

“There’s ideas beyond the shows that we have. We want to pace ourselves,” Sanders said. “The launch of the show this season so far has really blown us away, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you heard about more but for the time being, we are focused on this next show and making sure that it lives up to everything it needs to be, and so far, we are on track.”

In addition to Alonzo, Season 3 of The Boys stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Dominique McElligott, Jessie T. Usher, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capone, Karen Fukuhara, Nathan Mitchell, Colby Minifie, Claudia Doumit and Jensen Ackles.

“Speaking for the cast and crew, we’re so grateful to Sony, Amazon, and most of all the fans for embracing the show and allowing us to make more,” said Kripke. “We’re thrilled to continue Butcher and the Boys’ fight against Homelander and the Seven, as well as comment on the insane world we’re living in. Also, this is the first time in history that exploding genitalia has led to further success.”

The Boys was developed by Kripke, who serves as writer, executive producer and showrunner. It’s described as a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes—who are as popular as celebrities, as influential as politicians, and as revered as gods—abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. Intent on stopping the corrupt superheroes, The Boys, a group of vigilantes, continue their heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven and Vought—the multibillion-dollar conglomerate that manages the superheroes and covers up their dirty secrets. It’s the seemingly powerless against the super-powerful.

The Boys is produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios with Point Grey Pictures, Kripke Enterprises and Original Film.

The Boys producers and cast have proven year after year that there is no bar they can’t jump over,” said Jeff Frost, President, Sony Pictures Television and Jason Clodfelter, co-President, Sony Pictures Television. “We are incredibly proud of this brilliant and subversive genre bending series. Our relationship with Prime Video is much more than a partnership, it’s more like extended family. Everyone here at Sony Pictures Television is thankful to join Prime Video and Eric Kripke for another successful season.”

Diego Boneta Signs Overall Deal with Prime Video

Diego Boneta is bringing his amigos to Amazon Prime Video

The 31-year-old Mexican actor, singer and producer and his production company Three Amigos have signed an overall deal with Prime Video.

Diego BonetaAs part of the deal, Boneta will produce and star in a full slate of shows in development while also creating movies, series, and reality shows coming to the streaming service beginning in 2023.

All new productions launched as part of this partnership will join Prime Video’s growing slate of Mexican Amazon Originals, along with the thousands of television shows and movies from Hollywood and around the world in the Prime Video catalog.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Diego Boneta and the entire Three Amigos team,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios, in a statement to Deadline. “We can’t wait for our customers to see what’s in store from Diego and Three Amigos as we work to bring compelling new content to Prime Video’s audiences across Mexico and all around the world.”

“As a leading streaming service, Prime Video empowers the incredible creators we work with, and we could not be more excited to begin building new stories with Diego and his team,” said Alonso Aguilar, head of local Amazon Originals, Prime Video Mexico.

Boneta most recently wrapped a successful three-season run on the Telemundo/Netflix bio-series Luis Miguel: The Series, portraying the titular multi-Grammy-winning singer.

He also appeared in Rebelde90210Pretty Little Liars, Underemployed and Scream Queens.

His feature film debut was in 2012’s Rock of Ages from Adam Shankman. Other big-screen credits include The TitanTerminator: Dark FateLove, Weddings, & Other Disasters, and Die in a Gunfight.

Up next, Boneta will star opposite Andy Garcia, Gloria Estefan, Isabela Merced, and Adria Arjona in The Father of the Bride by director Gaz Alazraki. The film premieres on June 16, 2022.

Sebastián Zurita to Appear in Prime Video Series “The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart”

Sebastián Zurita has a blooming new role…

The 35-yea-old Mexican actor has landed a recurring role in Prime Video’s The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart, based on the novel of the same name by Holly Ringland.

Sebastián ZuritaZurita joins previously announced star and executive producer Sigourney WeaverAlycia Debnam-Carey, Alyla Browne, Leah Purcell, Asher Keddie, Frankie Adams, Alexander England, Tilda Cobham-Hervey and Charlie Vickers.

The 7-part drama series set in Australia tells the story of a young girl, Alice Hart (played by Browne as a youth and Debnam-Carey as an adult), whose violent childhood casts a dark shadow over her adult life. After a family tragedy in which she loses both her abusive father and beloved mother in a mysterious fire, 9-year-old Alice is taken to live with her grandmother June (Weaver) on a flower farm, where she learns that there are secrets within secrets about her and her family’s past.

The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart comes from Amazon Studios and is produced by Made Up Stories and Endeavor Content.

Kirsty Fisher and Kim Wilson are on-board as writers. Glendyn Ivin will direct all 7 episodes.

The series will be produced by Barbara Gibbs and co-executive produced by Made Up Stories’ Lucinda Reynolds.

Up next for Zurita is the April 15 premiere of Prime Video’s Como Sobrevivir Soltero’s second season, a series he stars in and co-created alongside his brother Emiliano Zurita. The project has been renewed for a third season.

He previously starred in El Juego De Las Llaves for Prime Video and Pantaya, and Crackle’s The Oath.

Apple TV+ Gives Green Light to Noomi Rapace’s Space Adventure Series “Constellation”

Noomi Rapace has landed an out-of-this-world project…

Apple TV+ has given a formal green light to Constellation, a conspiracy-based psychological thriller drama series starring the 42-year-old half-Spanish actress.

Noomi RapaceRapace will star alongside Jonathan Banks in the project, which was created and written by Peter Harness.

Michelle MacLaren is set to direct the series from Turbine Studios and Haut et Court TV.

Constellation will star Rapace as Jo, a woman who returns to Earth after a disaster in space — only to discover that key pieces of her life seem to be missing.

The action-packed space adventure is an exploration of the dark edges of human psychology, one woman’s desperate quest to expose the truth about the hidden history of space travel and for her to recover all that she has lost.

Banks will play Henry, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist. The answers to his secret discovery are protected by Jo on the ISS… until she returns.

Constellation, which has been unofficially referred to as Cosmonauts and Electric Eye, is co-produced by Turbine Studios and Haut et Court TV.

Rapace’s television credits include a starring role in Season 2 of Prime Video’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. Her most recent features include The Trip, You Want Be Alone, Black Crab and the upcoming Assassin Club.

Amazon Studios Offers First Look at Season Two Footage of Rosa Salazar’s Animated Series “Undone”

Rosa Salazar isn’t (un)done yet…

Amazon has released first-look Season Two footage of Prime Video’s animated series Undone, starring the 36-year-old half-Peruvian actress.

Rosa SalazarThe half-hour animated dramedy series, from creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg, will premiere on Friday, April 29.

Undone explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character, Alma (Salazar), a 28-year-old woman living in San Antonio, Texas alongside her mother Camila (Constance Marie) and sister Becca (Angelique Cabral).

After getting into a car accident and nearly dying, Alma finds she has a new relationship to time. She develops this new ability in order to find out the truth about her father Jacob’s (Bob Odenkirk) death.

In Season Two, Alma realizes there are deeper mysteries in her family’s past. However, no one in her family is interested in digging up uncomfortable truths with her—until she finally convinces her sister Becca to help her look. As the sisters search for answers, they unravel a complex network of memories and motivations that have shaped who they are today. They realize by healing this family trauma they can make all of their lives better.

The series is brought to life using rotoscope animation—a first for episodic television. The look of the animation, under the direction of Hisko Hulsing, uses a variety of mediums, including oil painting on canvas to render the backgrounds. Amsterdam-based animation studio Submarine assembled a team of artists and painters from all over Europe to bring all the animation elements to life, with the rotoscoping elements being handled by the team at Austin-based Minnow Mountain.

Salazar serves as a producer.

Undone is produced by Amazon Studios and Tornante Productions.

Aimee Carrero to Star in Amazon Prime Video’s Dark Comedy Series “The Consultant”

Aimee Carrero is becoming a consultant

The 33-year-old Puerto Rican-Dominican actress has joined the cast of the Amazon Prime Video dark comedy The Consultant as a series regular opposite Christoph Waltz and Nat Wolff.

Aimee CarreroInspired by Bentley Little’s 2015 novel, The Consultant is a darkly comedic workplace thriller that explores the sinister relationship between boss and employee, asking how far we will go to get ahead, and to survive.

Carrero will play Patti, Craig’s (Wolff) fiancée.

Tony Basgallop serves as the showrunner and executive produces alongside Matt Shakman, Christoph Waltz, Steve Stark and Andrew Mittman. Shakman will also direct the pilot and Kai Dolbashian will serve as co-producer.

The Consultant hails from MGM Television and Amazon Studios.

Carrero is playing Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Geffen from April 19- May 22 opposite Calista Flockhart and Zachary Quinto.

She was last seen in an arc on the Netflix limited series Maid. Other credits include The Americans and the title voices in Elena of Avalor (Disney Jr.) and She-Ra (Netflix).

She will next be seen in The Menu with Anya Taylor-Joy for Fox Searchlight and Spirited for Apple with Will Ferrell.