There’s new life in Raúl Castillo’s career…
The 40-year-old Mexican American actor has landed a recurring role on Starz’s Latinx half-hour series Vida.
From creator/showrunner Tanya Saracho, Vida centers around two Mexican-American sisters from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn’t be more different from each other. Saracho will make her directorial debut in season two, which will delve deeper into the lives of Lyn (Melissa Barrera) and Emma (Mishel Prada), who return home to face the past and secrets left behind by their late mother as they search for their future.
Castillo, rose to acclaim after starring on HBO’s Looking, will portray Baco, the bar’s new handyman with a questionable past.
Meanwhile, Adrian Gonzalez has also landed a recurring role on the show.
The Latino actor will appear as Rudy, an L.A. city councilman who Lyn meets at a gym class.
Production is set to begin in and around the Los Angeles area on the expanded 10-episode second season.
Castillo’s credits include Atypical, Amexicano andWe the Animals; Gonzalez’s credits include Superstore and Your Family or Mine.
In addition to Barrera and Prada, Vida also stars Ser Anzoategui, Chelsea Rendon, Carlos Miranda and Roberta Colindrez.
Saracho executive produces alongside Big Beach Television’s Robin Schwartz, Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub with Stephanie Langhoff.