Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Development News - Alejandro Hernandez, Kita Updike and K. Todd Freeman Join 'The Horror of Dolores Roach; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - June 23, 2021

Amazon's The Horror of Dolores Roach and NBC's Untitled Coburn/Wootton.

  • Alejandro Hernandez, Kita Updike and K. Todd Freeman will co-star on the drama pilot starring Justina Machado. Hernandez has previously recurred on NBC's New Amsterdam and CBS' Instinct. Updike was heard in the Spotify podcast the pilot is based on. Freeman starred for three seasons in Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events.
  • Hernandez will play Luis, the charismatic, self-professed neglected culinary visionary behind the dilapidated storefront Empanada Loca in Washington Heights. Harboring a crush on Dolores (Machado) from 16 years ago when he bought weed from her, he's eager to give her room and board when she returns from prison until she gets back on her feet. Their relationship is taken to the next level when she accidentally-on-purpose kills someone in the basement and Luis creatively helps dispose of the body.
  • Updike will play Nellie Morris, the kind, confident and no-nonsense teenager who works behind the Empanada Loca counter and lives upstairs with her agoraphobic grandmother. Nellie and Dolores develop a friendship, as Nellie finds herself in a burgeoning romance with the landlord's son.
  • Freeman will play Jeremiah, the man who spends his days standing outside of Empanada Loca holding the door for people for change, and his nights underground in a corner of an abandoned NYC subway tunnel with a community known to some as "Mole People." Aloof and ever-present, he keeps a close eye on Dolores.
  • Kamal Bolden and Noah Bean have joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Morena Baccarin and Ryan Michelle Bathe. Bolden has previously recurred on HBO's Insecure, FOX's Rosewood and NBC's Chicago Fire. Bean starred for one season in FX's Damages, two seasons in The CW's Nikita and one season in Syfy's 12 Monkeys.
  • Bolden will play Elgin Turner, a former FBI agent sentenced to 10 years in prison for his involvement with a drug cartel. He's married to his childhood sweetheart, FBI Agent Val Turner (Bathe).
  • Bean will play Jonathan Doak, the FBI Assistant Director in Charge. He supervises Agent Val Turner, a thorn in his side as she knows more than he does.