Everwood alumna Debra Mooney has been cast opposite Eric Close and Gina Torres in ABC’s drama pilot The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez. Written by Cuban-American playwright Charise Castro Smith, The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez is described as a sexy revenge drama with a supernatural twist. It centers on Eva Sofia Valdez (Torres), a Cuban 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 Blair Monroe (Close) who betrayed her, and ghosts from the past who threaten to reveal the dark sacrifices Eva Sofia made to attain the American Dream. Mooney will play Clara, one of the three “shadow women” who help Eva Sophia implement her mission of vengeance. Mooney was a regular on Everwood for five seasons and recurred on ABC’s Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy. She’s repped by BRS/GAGE Talent Agency and Principal LA Managers.
Ruffin Prentiss has booked a series regular role opposite Rebecca Breeds in NBC pilot Miranda’s Rights. Written/co-executive produced by Katie Lovejoy and executive produced by John Glenn, Miranda’s Rights is a one-hour legal soap about an idealistic group of lawyers who not only work together but live together at their start-up firm. Prentiss will play Shaun, one of the partners at YLG (Young Law Group). Open and mischievous, he fearlessly describes himself to Miranda (Breeds) as ‘a half-black, half-Mexican bi-sexual from small town Texas’. Prentiss, repped by Abrams Artists Agency, has recurred on Starz’s Power and CBS’ Madam Secretary.