Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Development News - Ana Ortiz to Play Lead Role in 'More'; Gillian Vigman and Matthew Glave to Co-Star on 'Open Book'

Development News - November 23, 2022

Freevee's Open Book and HBO Max's More.

  • Ana Ortiz has been tapped to replace Veronica Falcón in the drama pilot written by Amy Chozick. She previously starred for four seasons in ABC's Ugly Betty, four seasons in Lifetime's Devious Maids and three seasons in Hulu's Love, Victor.
  • She will play Leona Lorenz, the matriarch of the Lorenz family media dynasty. A former single mother, she used her formidable, self-taught business skills to scrap her way to the one percent, parlaying her four glistening daughters (Christian Serratos, Yvette Monreal, Ceci Fernandez and Georgie Flores) into a billion-dollar media empire, with a top-rated reality TV show and lucrative brand partnerships. But can this stage mom for the Instagram era acquire more fame and power than even she could imagine, without losing her grip on her daughters?
  • Elena Saurel, Gillian Vigman, Matthew Glave and Natasha Leggero will co-star on the drama pilot starring John Stamos and Katelyn Tarver. Saurel previously recurred on FX's Breeders and HBO's Industry. Vigman currently stars in Paramount+'s Star Trek: Lower Decks, which has been renewed for a fourth season. Glave recurred on FX's Better Things, TBS' Angie Tribeca and ABC's The Rookie. Leggero co-created and starred in Comedy Central's Another Period, which ran for three seasons.
  • Saurel will play Sadie's (Tarver) sister.
  • Vigman will play Sadie's mother.
  • Glave will play Sadie's father.
  • Leggero will play Abby Barnes.