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:
- Gina Rodriguez (TV’s Jane the Virgin) will star in Netflix’s upcoming live-action, animated four-part series Ollie’s Odyssey, which is based on author and illustrator William Joyce’s book of the same name. The series follows the adventures of a toy rabbit who get separated from his young owner. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- The theater rights for the novel The Queen’s Gambit have been purchased by production company Level Forward for a possible stage adaptation. After the TV series starring British-Argentine breakout star Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) made huge waves on Netflix last year, who wouldn’t want a piece of that narrative? [Variety]
- Nadine Velazquez (Flight) has been cast opposite Brandy, Eve and Naturi Naughton in the new NBC pilot Queens. The series tells the story of a famous hip-hop group of the 1990s who reunites to capture their past success. [Deadline]
- Season 5 will be the last for Queen of the South. The USA Network series starring and executive produced by Alice Braga (Elysium) will return for its 10 final episodes on April 7. In 2019, the drama ranked as the network’s No. 1 series among adults between 18-49 and 25-54. [The Hollywood Reporter]
- Oscar-nominated screenwriter and author Guillermo Arriaga (Babel) will take the lead on late Colombian writer Fernando Gaitan’s project Yo No Soy Mendoza. The story follows a young man who is kidnapped and forced to pretend he is someone else. [Variety]