CineInforme is a weekly film and television news column that keeps you up to date on the Latinx stories happening on the big and small screens. From casting choices to studio briefs in Hollywood and beyond, CineInforme is your one-stop shop for film and TV updates. Swing by every Friday to make sure you don’t miss the latest happenings.
Here’s your glimpse at what’s going on:
- Danny Trejo (Machete) will be featured in American Horror Stories, a spin-off anthology series of the popular American Horror Story franchise. The new series will air on FX on Hulu. A newly released teaser trailer reveals that Trejo will play “Santa” on the show. Details are scarce, so we’re unsure if “Santa” means he is actually playing Father Christmas or some variation on the character, but there’s a chance there could be a holiday-themed episode where Trejo will pop up. [SyFy]
- Director Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah) will direct and co-write a film about an “American political insurrection.” While the phrase automatically makes one think of the attack at the Capitol on January 6 by Donald Trump supporters, it is not known yet if that event has anything to do with the new film. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- Writer Tanya Saracho (Vida) makes her feature directorial debut with the film Mala Hierba, based on her off-Broadway play of the same name. The film follows a trophy wife from Texas whose first love returns and forces her to decide on the kind of life she wants to live. [Deadline]
- Comedian Melissa Villaseñor (Saturday Night Live) will be featured on Season 3 of the Netflix comedy series The Standups. Each comedian participating in the new season will perform a half-hour set on stage. [Deadline]
- Miguel Pinzon (Mystery Girls) has joined the cast as a recurring character for the second season of the Hulu comedy series Woke. Pinzon will play Tommy, an artist who challenges the main character Keef Knight (Lamorne Morris), a cartoonist, on his life as an activist. [Deadline]