Matador star Gabriel Luna is set as the co-lead opposite Adam Rothenberg in ABC’s drama pilot L.A. Crime, from ABC Studios and Mandeville. The character-driven “true crime” procedural, written by Steven Baigelman and directed by Tom Shankland, explores sex, politics and popular culture across various noteworthy eras in Los Angeles history. In the first installment, L.A. Crime: The Sunset Strip, L.A. cops Jack Roth (Rothenberg) and Paco Contreras (Luna) will be searching for a Bonnie & Clyde-esque serial-killing team amid the coke-infused rock ‘n’ roll, revelry of the 1980s Sunset Strip. Paco is Jack’s newly transferred partner who struggles to fit in with the unit, since he was responsible for the demise of Jack’s old partner. Erika Christensen, Taissa Farmiga, Darrell Brit-Gibson and Karolina Wydra co-star.

Following his breakthrough run as the lead on El Rey’s Matador, Luna also recently landed a recurring gig on the second season of HBO’s True Detective. His feature film Freeheld has been picked up by Lionsgate. Luna is repped by Washington Square Films, Joel VanderKloot and the Gallagher/Stewart Agency.