Latinos Cast in Primetime!
Jane Seymour and Majandra Delfino will play mother and sister, respectively, to the main character in ABC’s comedy Keep Calm and Karey On, about a woman who tries to raise the children of her brother who is in prison, while also raising her own adopted son.
Lost alum Jorge Garcia is set for a role in CBS’ drama The Ordained, which centers on the son of a powerful family who leaves the priesthood to become a lawyer in order to protect his politician sister from an assassination plot.
Anjelah N. Johnson has joined the cast of NBC’s remake of About a Boy. Johnson is a Mexican Native-American actress, comedienne, and former NFL cheerleader who is notable for her participation in sketch comedy series MADtv during its 13th Season.
Jay Hernandez has signed on for a multi-episode arc on ABC’s Nashville. Additionally, he’s been cast in the Fox drama pilot Gang Related. Hernandez was discovered by the late talent manager Howard Tyner and went on to star in roles opposite Kirsten Dunst in Crazy/Beautiful. He has since appeared in several major Hollywood films, including Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power[and the 2005 horror film Hostel and World Trade Center. Hernandez recently appeared in the action/crime film Takers, which was released in August 2010
Comedian Justin Ybarra will co-star in the Friends & Family pilot from writer David Rosen for Sony TV and BBC Worldwide Prods, for NBC, an adaptation of the popular British series Gavin and Stacey. Ybarra is repped by CAA and ATA Management.