Jay Hernandez has joined the cast of Fox’s drama pilot Gang Related, from 20th TV and Imagine TV. Written by Chris Morgan and directed by Allen Hughes, Gang Related centers on Ryan Lopez (Ramon Rodriguez), a gang member sent in to infiltrate the San Francisco Police Department. Hernandez, repped by Paradigm, Alchemy Entertainment and Michael Fuller, will play Dante Acosta, gang lord Javier Acosta’s son, and Ryan’s best friend since childhood.
Ana De La Reguera (Cowboys & Aliens) has been cast in ABC’s drama pilot Big Thunder. Written by Jason Fuchs, directed by Rob Bowman and executive produced by Melissa Rosenberg, the project, based on Disney’s roller coaster ride, centers on a brilliant, late 19th century New York doctor. He and his family are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relocate to a frontier mining town run by a powerful, but mysterious tycoon but quickly realize that not everything in Big Thunder is as it seems. De La Reguera, repped by ICM Partners and ROAR, will play Selena Morales, a strong, independent, take-no-guff woman who lives by her own moral code that was shaped by a very hard life. She will next be seen in Lionsgate’s Ghosts.