Manuel Vega Signs with CESD Talent Agency

Manuel Vega has new representation…

The Spanish actor has signed with CESD Talent Agency.

Manuel Vega

Quickly establishing himself as an actor to watch in Spanish and Latin American film and television, Vega starred in Telecinco drama Secretos de Estados, as well as MGM International Television’s hit comedy series, Herederos Por Accidente, among other projects.

Most recently, he appeared in a co-lead role in Netflix’s Spanish-language remake of Big Bad Wolves, which wrapped principal photography in March.

He also starred opposite Ron Perlman in the short film The Caddy, directed by Gabriel Beristain and executive produced by Frank Ariza.

ABC Adapting Velázquez’s “El Chiringuito De Pepe” for American Audiences

Curro Velázquez’s hit Spanish comedy-drama is getting the English treatment…

ABC is developing El Chiringuito De Pepe, a comedic one-hour series based on the popular Spanish series from the Spanish writer and producer.

El Chiringuito De Pepe

Written/executive produced by Don Todd, the project has received a script commitment with penalty. 20th Century Fox Television is the studio.

The project is described as a faithful adaptation of Spain’s hit comedy-drama about family, love, culture and class. It centers on a world-famous chef who comes to a small beach town to work his magic on his father’s failing cantina and is surprised to find the town working its own magic on him.

Created by Velázquez, El Chiringuito De Pepe, got off to a big ratings start on Telecinco last year, premiering to more than 4.6 million viewers or 24.6% to rank as the most-watched Spanish scripted series debut on the network in nine years.

The second season of the dramedy, starring Santi Millán and Jesus Bonilla, launches in December.

Fox Developing an English Version of Bernal’s Spanish Dramedy “Los Serrano”

Daniel Écija Bernal’s Spanish television dramedy is getting an American makeover.

Fox has put in development an adaptation of the Spanish producer, director and writer’s successful Spanish-language series Los Serrano.

Daniel Écija Bernal

The multicamera comedy will be written by The Simpsons veteran Mike Scully and his wife, former Simpsons writer-producer Julie Scully. 20th Century Fox Television, where Mike Scully has been based for more than two decades, is producing.

Created by Bernal and produced by Globomedia and Mediaset, Los Serrano premiered on Telecinco in 2003 and ran for five years and 147 episodes.

Los Serrano

Echoing The Brady Bunch, it is about a widower with three sons who reconnects and marries his high school sweetheart, a divorced mother of two girls.

The series, which already has been adapted in nine other countries, chronicles the exploits of the blended family, with its seven members adjusting to living under the same roof.