Arturo Castro is preparing to defend publically…
The 37-year-old Guatemalan actor and Natasha Lopez will star opposite Anthony Anderson of ABC’s single camera comedy pilot Public Defenders.
Castro and Lopez have been set as series regulars in the pilot, written by Eddie Quintana and to be directed by Randall Einhorn.
In it, up to their earholes in student loan debt, four inexperienced public defenders work tirelessly to keep their clients out of jail. Along the way, they have to rely on one another to navigate their first defendants, the absurd court system and the copy machine that always jams.
Castro will play Efren, the smartest, most charismatic lawyer in the public defender’s office. At least, that’s what he’d tell you. Over-confident, Efren wants to rack up as much trial experience as possible, so he can become the next Johnnie Cochran. But underneath his arrogance is a lawyer who cares deeply about his clients and fights hard to keep them out of jail.
Lopez will play Lindsay who brings street smarts and fashion sense to the public defender’s office. She’s a fiercely competitive lawyer who doesn’t back down from a good fight, even if it means chipping a nail. While her clients get to see her compassion and hard work, her co-workers are left to deal with her intensity and brutal honesty.
Castro can be seen in Mark Mylod’s The Menu for Searchlight, produced by Adam McKay. Most recently, Castro wrapped Road House.
Lopez, who was cast in the 2018 ABC Discovers Showcase, is repped by The Hybrid Agency, Brillstein Entertainment Partners & Imprint.