Arturo Del Puerto (The Lottery) has booked a series regular role opposite Billy Magnussen in FX’s drama pilot Snowfall. Co-created and co-written by the Boyz N The Hood director John Singleton and Eric Amadio and directed by Singleton, Snowfall is set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic in Los Angeles in the 1980s. Del Puerto, repped by Main Title and AKA, will play Rico Santiago, Logan Miller’s (Magnussen) right-hand man as they venture into the L.A. cocaine trade. Del Puerto recently recurred on Chicago P.D. and The Bridge and will next be seen in Ride Along 2.
Julian Acosta is set for a recurring role on CBS’ Madam Secretary. He’ll play Craig Sterling, President Dalton’s (Keith Carradine) confidant and ambitious new National Security Advisor, who threatens to undermine Secretary McCord’s (Tea Leoni) professional relationship with the President and her work in the State Department. Acosta, repped by Stagecoach Entertainment, can next be seen on Amazon’s Hand Of God and also is recurring on Being Mary Jane for BET.