The 31-year-old Puerto Rican actress has been cast in Craig Robinson’s new Peacock comedy series Killing It.
Nogueras joins a cast that includes Claudia O’Doherty, Rell Battle, Scott Macarthur, Wyatt Walter, and Jet Miller.
Robinson leads the cast as Craig, a man who will do anything to make his American Dream come true, even compete in a state-sponsored python hunt. Nogueras plays his ex-wife Camille with whom he uneasily co-parents their pre-teen daughter, Vanessa (Jet Miller).
Production of the 10 episode series is already underway in New Orleans. Each episode will be 30 minutes long.
Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici will serve as co-showrunners, writers, and executive producers. Robinson, Mark Schulman, and Mo Marable will also executive produce. Marable will direct the first three episodes.
Nogueras previously appeared on The Good Fight, Criminal Minds, The Magicians and Switched at Birth.
The 55-year-old Mexican American actress will star in Amazon’s one-hour romantic comedy series With Love from Gloria Calderón Kellett, GloNation Studios and Amazon Studios.
Constance Marie joins a list of new cast additions that includes Benito Martinez and Vincent Rodriguez III.
They will be series regulars opposite Emeraude Tobia and Mark Indelicato in Amazon’s one-hour romantic comedy series.
Created and written by Calderón Kellett, With Love follows the Diaz siblings, Lily (Toubia) and Jorge (Indelicato), who are on a mission to find love and purpose. The Diaz siblings cross paths with seemingly unrelated residents during some of the most heightened days of the year — the holidays.
Marie plays Beatriz Diaz, Jorge and Lily’s mother. She’s going through a midlife/identity crisis with her kids getting older and her marriage being on auto-pilot.
Martinez is Jorge Diaz Sr. He’s a hug in human form, a loving and caring father and husband, even if he has gotten a bit too comfortable in his relationship.
Rodriguez plays Henry, Jorge’s charismatic boyfriend who is about to meet the Diaz family and be the first man that Jorge has brought home ever. Henry is a Filipino dreamboat and the perfect guy but will he and Jorge have a happy ending?
In addition to Toubia and Indelicato, they join previously announced series regulars Rome Flynn, Isis King, Todd Grinnell and Desmond Chiam.
All episodes will be written and executive produced by Calderón Kellet. The pilot episode will be directed and executive produced by Meera Menon.
Known for her longtime run on the ABC comedy George Lopez and as a lead for five seasons on Freeform’s Switched At Birth, Constance Marie can currently be seen on Amazon series Undoneopposite Rosa Salazar.
She recently recurred in the Netflix comedy Alexa & Katieand starred in the NBC miniseriesLaw & Order True Crime: Menendez Murders.
Martinez portrayed David Aveveda for seven seasons on The Shieldand played multiple roles over three seasons in John Ridley’s anthology series American Crime. He was most recently seen in recurring roles on 9-1-1: Lone Star and The Mayor.
The 71-year-old Puerto Rican actress and Jane the Virgin star has landed a series regular role in Jane the Novela, the CW’s Jane the Virgin spinoff pilot.
The project will be headlined by Jacqueline Grace Lopezand narrated and executive produced by Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez, with Coll providing a little continuity from the original series in front of the camera.
The telenovelaanthology offshoot will also star Remy Hii, Hunter Parrish,Benito Martinez and Holland Roden.
Written/executive-produced by Jane the Virgin writer Valentina Garza, directed/exec produced by Jane the Virgin EP Brad Silberling and executive-produced by Jane the Virgin creator/EP Jennie Snyder Urman, Jane the Novela is a soapy, telenovela-inspired anthology series in the tradition of Jane the Virgin, where each season is based on a different fictional novel “written by” Jane Villanueva and narrated by the author herself.
The first installment takes place at the intersection of Napa Valley wine country and the San Francisco art scene and pairs family secrets and sins of the past with twists, tropes and a bloody bottle of red. It centers on Estela (Lopez), an up-and-coming art curator who has spent years playing it safe and coloring within the lines. But a shocking secret changes everything and forces her to live a double life.
Being “in the tradition” of Jane the Virgin,Jane the Novela mirrors the setup of the original series. It too follows a driven, imaginative twentysomething Latina woman (Lopez) who is torn between her boyfriend, Luen (Hii), and Felix (Parrish), a handsome, rich guy. In this case, Luen is head of security while Felix is in the wine business vs. Jane Villanueva’s cop boyfriend Michael and love interest Rafael, a hotel heir.
Hii’s Luen is Estela’s sweet, dependable, long-term boyfriend. When the life he’s planned for himself and Estela is threatened by Felix, Luen will stop at nothing to win back the woman he loves.
Coll will play Camila, Estela’s adoptive mother. Camila would do anything to protect her daughter and the life they have built, even lie to her. On Jane the Virgin, Coll plays Jane’s grandmother and Xo’s mother Alba.
Martinez portrays Raul, the winery’s enigmatic riddler. Nobody knows Napa’s terrain like he does – he specializes in collecting dirt on everyone.
Coll’s other television credits include Switched at Birth, Teen Wolf, Glee, East Los High and Nip/Tuck.
Martinez is known for his portrayal of Los Angeles politician David Aceveda for seven seasons on FXpolice dramaThe Shield. He had a starring role in John Ridley’s anthology series American Crime Story alongsideFelicity Huffmanand Regina Kingand can next be seen in the upcoming seasons of 13 Reasons Why, The Blacklist, Jack Ryan, and the feature film Queen & Slim.
David Castaneda’s career is about to become Legend-ary…
The Latino actor has been cast opposite John Hawkes in the Amazon comedy pilot The Legend of Master Legend, directed by James Ponsoldt.
Written by Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster based on Joshuah Bearman’s Rolling Stone article about real-life superheroes, the project centers on Master Legend (Hawkes), a man who tries to defend justice and defeat wrongdoers on the Las Vegas Strip.
Castaneda will portray Mandy Mandujano, a sweet-faced Las Vegas police officer who’d rather talk than shoot. He’s a true believer in Master Legend, even when he has to save Master Legend from himself.
Castaneda’s credits include recurring roles on Jane the Virgin and Switched at Birth.
ABC Family has picked its original drama series Switched at Birth, starring the 48-year-old Mexican American actress, for a fourth season.
Marie, best known for her hilarious role as Angie Lopez on the long running George Lopez show, portrays Regina Vasquez on the series, which revolves around two teenagers who were switched as newborns in the hospital and grew up in very different environments.
Switched at Birth was a breakout hit when it debuted in 2011 and has seen impressive ratings since. It ranks as cable television’s No. 1 series in its time period in key female demos.
“Fans will be clamoring for season four and to know what happens with Daphne and Bay after the season three finale next week,” said Tom Ascheim, President ABC Family.
The third season finale of the Peabody Award-winning series airs next Monday.
Justina Machado hasn’t heard the last of Robin Hood…
The 41-year-old Puerto Rican actress has a role in Lifetime Film’s The Last of Robin Hood, which was recently acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films for U.S. distribution.
The Kevin Kline-starrer was co-written and co-directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland.
The biopic focuses on the final years of Errol Flynn’s life (Kline), as well as his May-December romance with starlet Beverly Aadland (Dakota Fanning), and the role of Aadland’s mother (Susan Sarandon) had in encouraging the relationship.
“The Last Of Robin Hood captures a very unique aspect of Hollywood and celebrity,” Samuel Goldwyn Films SVP Peter Goldwyn said in announcing the pickup.
“The film takes place in 1959, but it might as well be 2014. You have an aging superstar struggling to maintain his fame, a starlet chasing her big break, a manipulative ‘stage’ mother, and the public’s timeless curiosity, almost obsession with, ‘celebrity.’ The non-stop, sensational tabloid coverage of Errol Flynn’s life and relationship mirrors exactly the kind of coverage this story would receive in Hollywood 55 years later.”
The Last of Robin Hood also stars Bryan Batt, Max Casella, Jason Davis, Matt Kane, Patrick St. Esprit and Ric Reitz.
Samuel Goldwyn Films is planning a fall theatrical release for the biopic.
Lifetime network-affiliated Lifetime Films was launched as a division of A+E Studios in June 2013 and develops, produces and acquires female-focused indie movies. Robin Hood was its first project. It since has partnered with Viola Davis, Julius Tennon’s JuVee Prods. and Sara Risher’s ChickFlicks to produce Lila And Eve, starring Davis and Jennifer Lopez.
Machado’s previous credts include Welcome to the Family, The Fosters, Private Practice, Switched at Birth and Desperate Housewives.
The 66-year-old Puerto Rican actress, who has portrayed the grandmother to Naya Rivera’s character on Glee and Katie Leclerc’s abuelita on Switched at Birth, has landed a series regular role on the CW’s drama pilot Jane the Virgin.
Based on the successful Venezuelan telenovelaJuana la virgen, Jane the Virgin centers on Jane (portrayed by Filly Brown sensation Gina Rodriguez), a hardworking religious girl who, due to a series of outrageous events, is accidentally artificially inseminated.
Coll will portray Alba, Jane’s 60ish doting grandmother who teaches her at an early age the importance of staying pure until marriage. It’s later learned that Alba has actually been harboring a lifelong secret.
Early in her career, Coll, a former Miss Puerto Rico, starred in the films The Godfather, Part II and the Lean on Me.
Coll has appeared on television in shows like Teen Wolf, L.A. Law, Malibu Shores and Chicago Hope.
Constance Marie won’t be switching jobs anytime soon…
ABC Family has renewed Switched at Birth, which stars the 47-year-old Mexican American actress, for a third season.
Switched at Birth, which is wrapping up its second season, is “like no other show on television and we are so proud to have it as part of our family,” said Kate Juergens, executive VP of original programming and development at ABC Family in a statement. “Adding additional seasons and episodes of our returning series spotlights how well our programming resonates with our audience.”
Constance Marie, best known for her role as Angie Lopez on ABC’s George Lopez, portrays Regina on the Peabody Award-winning drama series.
Switched at Birth‘s third season is set to premiere in January 2014.
Maiara Walsh will be starving for box office attention this November…
Ketchup Entertainment has acquired the distribution rights to The Starving Gamesfor a November 8 theatrical release.
The film, which stars the 25-year-old Brazilian American actress, is a satire of the blockbuster-hit film TheHunger Games.
From spoofmeisters Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer –the masterminds behind Scary Movie, Epic Movie and Date Movie – follows a young girl named Kantmiss (portrayed by Walsh) as she participates in a barbaric annual competition against fellow youngsters.
In addition to Walsh, the film also stars Cody Christian, Lauren Bowles, Brant Daugherty and Diedrich Bader.
The parody pic will also take aim at other pop culture phenomenons including The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Psy and Taylor Swift.
Walsh’s credits include Desperate Housewives, Cory in the House and Switched at Birth.
The winners, chosen by the Peabody board as the best in electronic media for the year 2012, were named in a ceremony last month in the Peabody Gallery on the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Louis C.K.’s FX series Louie was selected for its “serrated, boundary-testing take on being a single, showbiz dad.”
But Louis C.K.’s series wasn’t the only Peabody winner with a Latin connection.
ABC Family’s drama Switched at Birth, which stars Constance Marie, was recognized for its multicultural elements, which include major characters who are deaf.
Other winners include Rapido y Furioso, Univision’s Mexican perspective on the infamous Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive gun-tracking debacle; and What Happened at Dos Erres, a This American Life spellbinder about a Guatemalan immigrant who learns that the man he believed to be his father actually led the massacre of his village.
“Our list of Peabody recipients for 2012 demonstrates the range of superb work,” said award organizers. “From local to national to international, from radio to television, broadcast to cable to web, the Peabody sets the goals for every type of media production. We’ll continue to do this, no matter how the world of electronic media develops.”
The 39 Peabodys will be formally presented at a luncheon on May 20 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York.