Sarah Jones & Adriana Barraza Join Prime Video’s Comic Book Series ‘El Gato’

EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Jones (For All Mankind, A Man in Full) and Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza (Babel, Blue Beetle) are set for series regular roles in Prime Video’s comic book series with the working title El Gato. They join the previously announced leads Diego Boneta and Lorenza Izzo.

Based on the comic series El Gato Negro by Richard Dominguez, El Gato follows Frank Guerrero (Boneta), who returns home to Mexico after the death of his father and finds himself neck-deep in a nest of vipers – his estranged family – who are vying for control of his father’s business empire. But Frank’s grief is interrupted when he learns his only inheritance, a seemingly worthless parcel of land on the border, sits atop the lair of a famous costumed vigilante — his father, “El Gato.” Now, Frank is in the crosshairs. To survive, he’ll have to solve mysteries decades in the making and unravel the truth about his father’s connections to a modern-day terror plot.

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Jones will play Ashley, a CIA field agent working as our hero Frank’s handler. Ash is good at reading people. She’s a fast-talking cynic with something to prove. Ash believes the family agricultural business at the center of our series is a front for a criminal enterprise. As she develops Frank as a CIA asset, she will find herself dangerously drawn to him. She is well-trained, physically capable, and seemingly born for this. But it’s a deadly game she’s playing, and if she wants to survive this, she’ll need to watch her back.

Barraza will play Alma, who, in the 1970s, discovered her husband was living a double life: moonlighting as a costumed vigilante: El Gato Negro. Alma worked side by side with him for years, providing operational support for his missions. She is careful with her words, and vault-like in the keeping of secrets. Alma thought her old life was behind her, but now widowed, she finds herself pulled back into a world of masks. In the series, she will form an unlikely partnership with our hero, Frank – her husband’s bastard son. It will test the openness of her heart. This is Alma, back in the saddle for one last ride.

Eric Carrasco created the series and will co-showrun with Turi Meyer and Alfredo Septién. In addition to Carrasco, the series is executive produced by Boneta, Meyer, Septién, Steve Stark of Toluca Pictures, Andrew Mittman of 1.21, and Carla Gonzalez Vargas; and co-executive produced by Kai Dolbashian, Marilu G. Carranza and Joel Novoa-Schneider. El Gato is being produced by MGM Television, a division of Amazon MGM Studios.

Jones is best known for playing Tracy Stevens in Seasons 1 and 2 of Apple’s original series For All Mankind. Currently, she stars opposite Jeff Daniels on Netflix’s A Man in Full as Serena Croker. Previously, she was seen as the female lead on USA’s Damnation and on other shows such as Hulu’s The Path, History Channel’s miniseries Texas Rising opposite Ray Liotta, HBO’s Big Love and JJ Abrams’ Fox series Alcatraz. She is represented by Innovative Artists, Luber Roklin Entertainment and attorney Mark Temple.

Barraza recently celebrated 50 years in the entertainment industry. She is best known for her collaborations with director Alejandro González Iñárritu in Amores Perros (1999) and Babel (2006), on which she made history as one of only six Mexican actresses to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Most recently, she was a supporting lead in the DC Comics/Warner Bros feature film Blue Beetle opposite Xolo Mariduena and directed by Angel Manuel Soto. In August, Barraza will star in the indie feature My Penguin Friend opposite Jean Reno. She is repped by Innovative and DePaz Management.

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