Pilot Scoop: Cinemax's Blanco Taps Franka Potente, Plus Vets of Prison Break, Orange

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unnamed-1Copper‘s Franka Potente, Prison Break‘s Amaury Nolasco, House of Cards‘ Sebastian Arcelus, Orange Is The New Black‘s Elizabeth Rodriguez and Boardwalk Empire‘s Erik LaRay Harvey have joined the cast of Cinemax’s drama pilot Blanco, TVLine has learned.

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The potential series follows uptown gangster nicknamed Blanco (Evil Dead‘s Shiloh Fernandez) who uses his status as a confidential informant to turn the tables on law enforcement and build his criminal empire.

Potente, Nolasco and Arcelus will play Blanco’s girlfriend, brother and lawyer, respectively, while Rodriguez and Harvey portray NYPD detectives.

Audrey Esparza (The Following) and Alex Hernandez (Law & Order: SVU) round out the cast as Blanco’s brother’s girlfriend and Blanco’s associate Nando.

Blue Bloods scribe Mark Rosner is penning the script and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Days Later) is set to direct.



Comments (9)

  • Shiloh isnt that good of an actor but whatever

    Comment by nate – February 4, 2014 02:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • B**** please….

      Comment by Try Again – February 4, 2014 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He may not be the best ever but seems to make good of whatever they throw at him. He was easily the best thing about the boring and underwritten Evil Dead 2013.

      Comment by Marco – February 5, 2014 04:48 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • YAAAAAAAAS. I’m so excited for this.

    Comment by Try Again – February 4, 2014 02:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love Franka Potente. Was hoping she would have ended up on next seasons American Horror Story. She was already in AHS Asylum and we know Jessica Lange is learning a German accent. Seems like Franka would have been perfect.

    Comment by jasie – February 4, 2014 02:04 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I can’t stand Franka Potente. I dislike her in every role she plays

    Comment by Victor – February 4, 2014 02:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Wow, this cast is great. I look forward to seeing this series.

    Comment by Asha – February 4, 2014 11:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Franka Potente as his girlfriend, what a strange match.

    Comment by Pati – February 5, 2014 05:27 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • stoked on this!

    Comment by benis – February 5, 2014 02:46 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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