Matt Davis Las Reinas

Vampire Diaries Vet Matt Davis Joins ABC's Las Reinas Drama Pilot

As The Vampire Diaries prepares to sign off this Friday, Matt Davis is already plotting his TV return.

The TVD actor has joined the cast of ABC’s drama pilot Las Reinas, starring Daniella Alonso (Animal Kingdom, Revolution), our sister site Deadline reports.

The potential series revolves around detective Sonya De La Reina (Alonso), who is forced to confront her past when a case compels her to reconnect with her estranged family — the most powerful criminal outfit in Miami. Thrust back into the world she thought she had left behind, Sonya must walk the murky line between the law and her family, and question her true destiny as a De La Reina.

Davis will play Sonya’s partner Andrew Somerset, a good-guy cop who is not about to let her go it alone. The ensemble also includes John Corbett (Parenthood, Sex and the City), Sonia Braga (Alias) and Amanda Warren (The Leftovers).

Dean Georgaris (Tristan + Isolde, 2014’s The Manchurian Candidate update) penned the pilot and will executive-produce alongside Chris Brancato (Narcos), who will serve as showrunner if the project is ordered to series.

In addition to his off-and-on series-regular role as Alaric on Vampire Diaries, Davis’ TV credits include Cult, Damages and What About Brian.

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  1. Megan says:

    Sounds like Justified. Sad to see him leaving the CW. Would have loved to see him as a bad guy on one of the Arrowverse shows.

    • clarice83 says:

      Good for him, will be on a serious and renowned TV network, in an adult series that has everything to go right.

      • Vince says:

        Hahahaha as if he can even carry a show on his own *cough* Cult. Good Luck with him. Name a succesful CW actor? Nope. Flops like those Gossip Girl boys.

  2. Wiz says:

    I hope this series works for him unlike the unfortunate Cult.

  3. lisa says:

    I’ve never particularly cared for Daniella Alonso, her acting. I feel like she gets killed off of a lot of shows too, or her character does not last. I hope this goes well.

  4. Leona says:

    I thought he was going to the Originals?

  5. Stacey says:

    Good for MD, hope this show does well!

  6. dude says:

    Did you guys mean the 2004 The Manchurian Candidate? Unless there was also an update in 2014? I really don’t know.