Bryana Salaz, a contestant on last fall’s Season 7 of The Voice, has landed a series regular role opposite Alfonso Herrera and Jim Belushi in Fox’s drama pilot Urban Cowboy, a modern, Latin music-fueled reimagining of the 1980 Paramount movie starring John Travolta and Debra Winger.
The project follows star-crossed young lovers Kyle aka Juan Miguel (Herrera) and Gaby as they pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line dancing in honky tonks, the grime of the oil refineries and the glamour of modern Texas. Salaz plays Anita, Kyle’s (Herrera) sister who flees with her brother to the US after he upsets the local drug cartel.
Like Herrera and Belushi, Salaz has a music background. She finished in the Top 5 of Team Gwen on The Voice, with her early-round performances going viral online. Salaz’s Problem blind audition has garnered more than 2.1 million views, while her Knockouts rendition of Heart Attack has amassed more than 3.1 million streams (watch it below). She is repped by The Osbrink Agency and attorney Chad Christopher.
Urban Cowboy comes from Paramount TV and 20th Century Fox TV, with Brewer executive producing alongside Robert Evans, who produced the movie, Sue Naegle and Chris Levinson.