Alex Gonzalez and Chasing Life alum Augusto Aguilera have signed on to Citizen, Hulu’s supernatural drama pilot, from Me And Earl And The Dying Girl director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Paramount TV, and Anonymous Content.
Set against the backdrop of a vibrant, ‘supernaturalized’ Los Angeles, Citizen is a hero origin story, blending gritty vigilantism with elements of magical realism.
Gonzalez is Gabriel, the drama’s stoic hero who must reconcile a crushing guilt from a tragic past. Aguilera will play Julio, a small town dreamer in over his head in the deep waters of the Los Angeles underworld.
Emmy-nominated Gomez-Rejon (American Horror Story, Glee), will direct the pilot and executive produce with Josh Pate and Nicholas Schutt, along with Anonymous Content’s David Kanter, Matt DeRoss and Steve Golin.
Gonzalez, repped by Atlas Artists and attorney Jeff Hynick, most recently starred in Spanish TV series El Principe. His previous credits include X-Men: First Class and In Love With The Scorpion. Aguilera, best known for his recurring role as Kieran on Chasing Life, most recently worked on FX pilot Snowfall with director John Singleton. He’s repped by Luber Roklin Entertainment and Global Artists Agency.