Summer’s end is always a downer but it means one great thing: a new season of binge-worthy television! This fall ABC has got things on lock. The Disney-owned network has already taken ownership of Thursday nights with their TGIT lineup. Now they plan to conquer the rest of the week with a fresh batch of Latino-centric shows.
Series like Wicked City and Blood & Oil both feature Latino leading men and existing hits like The Goldbergs, Scandal and Modern Family (hi Sofia Vergara!) continue to tout multicultural casts. We peeped the network’s fall preview panel and got an earful about their September premieres. Here’s what you need to look out for and why you’ll want to keep watching.
Gabriel Luna headlines this new show as a tough-as-nails cop learning to adapt to the LAPD during the seedy 1980s. As Luna told us, he’s no stranger to the small screen (he was recently the poster boy for Robert Rodriguez’ El Rey channel). “The last few years have been incredible,” he explained. “Having just done Matador for Robert Rodriguez and El Rey. It’s definitely sad to see that series end, but I’m thrilled to be partnered with ABC. Now I’m one of the new Latino faces on a major network.”
Luna felt very confident about his character, praising the writers for creating a fully fleshed out role. “I play Detective Paco Contreras,” he said. “He’s a very ambitious dude and he’s very well written. He’s intelligent and sharp. It’s a great depiction of a Hispanic male on television.”