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

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.

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9 Comments
  1. nate says:

    Shiloh isnt that good of an actor but whatever

  2. Try Again says:

    YAAAAAAAAS. I’m so excited for this.

  3. jasie says:

    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.

  4. Victor says:

    I can’t stand Franka Potente. I dislike her in every role she plays

  5. Asha says:

    Wow, this cast is great. I look forward to seeing this series.

  6. Pati says:

    Franka Potente as his girlfriend, what a strange match.

  7. benis says:

    stoked on this!

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