One might say things are looking up for Latinos in TV as well as in major motion pictures. NBC Latino reports that, next season’s TV new pilot program will feature more Latino actors than ever.
The well-known Nuyorican actor Adam Rodriquez, who we’ve all come to know through his breakthrough role on “CSI: Miami” in 2002 and then last year as a male stripper in “Magic Mike,” is returning to CBS in a new TV pilot with a co-starring role in the police drama, “Reckless,” according to NBCLatino.
The 37 year-old-actor will play Preston, a respected police detective who works on the Charleston Police Department, alongside Trey (Shawn Hatosy). Rodriguez will also appear on the big screen in “Lovesick,” starring Chevy Chase and Matt LeBlanc.
At Fox, another Argentinian is taking the spotlight – other than Pope Francis Ezequiel Stremiz, who will get plenty of attention on a comedy pilot called “Two Wrongs” — a story about a couple who gets backlash because their friends and family don’t think they are right for each other.
Stremiz, has played Andres on Showtime’s “Dexter” and Octavio on ABC’s “Last Man Standing.” He will now play Johnny, the good-looking ex-boyfriend in “Two Wrongs.”
The young Rosa Salazar has been cast in Fox’s drama pilot “Boomerang,” starring Felicity Huffman. She is best known for playing the teenage mom, Zoe DeHaven, on NBC’s “Parenthood.”