Constantine star Angelica Celaya has been cast in ABC drama pilot The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez, from writer Charise Castro Smith and producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. Described as a sexy revenge drama with a supernatural twist and as MacBeth with a Cuban twist, it centers on Eva Sofia Valdez, an immigrant who rose from rags to riches and is a celebrated Miami entrepreneur and a champion for immigrant rights. But her success is fueled by an insatiable ambition that could destroy her family, a vendetta against the lover who betrayed her, and ghosts from the past who threaten to reveal the dark sacrifices Eva Sofia made to attain the American Dream. Celaya will play Dominique, a “shadow woman” who mysteriously enter Eva Sofia’s life and although she is ancient, she take the shape of a younger woman that will cut you or be with you – whatever it takes to lure another desperate soul into her collection. Celaya is repped by Innovative, DePaz Management and attorney Greg Slewett.
Spanish actor Carlos Leal is set as a series regular in ABC’s Dream Team comedy pilot from Kari Lizer and Bill Wrubel. It centers on Marty Schumacher, who coached his last Club soccer team for ten years, ultimately taking them to the National Championships. He now has to start from scratch with a diverse group of eight-year-olds, and their disparate parents. The project draws on personal experiences by Lizer, who — like so many others — is a soccer mom on the weekends. Leal will play Carlos Diaz, Olga’s (Michelle Buteau) husband an affable and easy-going owner of a successful restaurant. Leal has had arcs on Devious Maids and The Last Ship and will next be seen in indie Spaceman (fka The Wrong Stuff) opposite Josh Duhamel. He’s repped by Creative Partners Group and Brio Entertainment in the U.S.