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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