The Walking Dead alum Jose Pablo Cantillo has booked a series regular role in Taken, NBC’s straight-to-series adaptation of the movie franchise. Written and executive produced by Alex Cary, who serves as showrunner, Taken is a modern-day prequel to the film franchise that depicts how Bryan Mills (Clive Standen) developed and sharpened his particular set of skills. Cantillo will play Bernie, a member of Bryan’s OPCON (Operational Control) team, an elite team of operatives who take care of America’s national security emergencies on the ground. Bernie is the one in the team that does not take anything too seriously until the situation requires it. Cantillo, repped by the Kohner Agency, is known for his roles as Caesar Martinez on The Walking Dead and Hector Salazar on Sons of Anarchy. He also appeared in feature Chappie.
Ashley Hinshaw has been cast opposite Adam Brody and Martin Freeman in Crackle’s new series Start Up. The hourlong drama explores what happens when a brilliant yet controversial tech idea gets incubated on the wrong side of the tracks by three strangers who don’t necessarily fit the mold of “tech entrepreneurs.” Set amongst the unconstrained yet opportunist streets of Miami, Start Up features the high-stakes struggle of what one will do to reach ultimate success. Hinshaw will play Taylor, Nick’s (Brody) girlfriend. Taylor has just moved in with Nick to a gorgeous condo, courtesy of her father. Taylor is well aware of Nick’s own problematic father and their difficult relationship, as well as the effect it had on Nick. Although Taylor is confident, secure and, in many ways, Nick’s anchor, she becomes suspicious of his motives as he falls further into a life of crime. Edi Gathegi and Otmara Marrero also star. Hinshaw recurred on HBO’s True Detective and starred in The Pyramid for Fox International. She’s repped by UTA, Liebman Entertainment and Schreck, Rose Dapello & Adams.
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