Main Stem vets Sebastian Arcelus (A Time to Kill) and Tony nominee Elizabeth Rodriguez (The Motherf*cker with the Hat) are set to star in Cinemax’s pilot Blanco. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Arcelus will play mobster Blanco's lawyer and Rodriguez an NYPD detective.
The show centers on a gangster dubbed ‘Blanco’ (Fernandez) who uses his status as informant to turn the tables on the law and manufacture his illegal empire. The drama will also feature amongst others Shiloh Fernandez (Evil Dead), Erik LaRay Harvey (Boardwalk Empire), Franka Potente (Copper), Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break), Audrey Esparza (The Following) and Alex Hernandez (Law & Order: SVU).
Blanco will be penned by Mark Rosner (Blue Bloods) and directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 Days Later). Both Arcelus and Rodriguez are also currently starring in the successful Netflix series House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, respectively.