The huntis over for Adriana Paz.
The 39-year-old Mexican actress and dancer has been cast as a series regular opposite Michael Chiklis and Juan Pablo Raba in Coyote, Paramount Network’s one-hour scripted drama series.
Written by David Graziano, Michael Carnes and Josh Gilbert, Coyote is the story of Ben Clemens (Chiklis), who, after 32 years as a border patrol agent, is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of America. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black-and-white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties.
Paz joins a cast of series regulars that includes Kristyan Ferrer, Octavio Pisano, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams and Julio Cedillo.
Paz will play Silvia, the proprietor of the local taqueria. Ferrer will portray Chayo, a member of the Cartel and has a very personal ax to grind. Pisano will play Sultan, member of the Cartel, he is a second generation Mexican American who has fled to Mexico. McWilliams will portray Holly Vincent, the smart, savvy, and streetwise HSI Agent. Cedillo will play Neto, a seasoned, local cop in a small Mexico town.
The project hails from Emmy-winning executive producer and director Michelle MacLaren, Dark Horse Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. It’s slated to premiere in 2020.
MacLaren will direct the pilot and executive produce the series. Graziano serves as showrunner. Graziano, Carnes and Gilbert are writers and executive producers.
Paz’s previous credits include her Ariel Award-winning performance in La Tirisia, as well as roles in Rudo y Cursi, Spectre, Hilda and El Autor.
Ferrer, a 24-year-old Mexican actor, previously appeared in Sin Nombre, Ramon and600 Millas.
Pisano previously appeared in New York Undercover, iLove and If Loving You is Wrong.
Cedillo, a 49-year-old Mexican American actor, previously appeared in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Sicario and Narcos: Mexico.