Cinemax has greenlit “Blanco,” a pilot for Fox TV Studios and Lakeshore Entertainment. Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (“28 Weeks Later”) is set to direct the pilot which stars Shiloh Fernandez (“Evil Dead”) in the lead role.
Fernandez would play Ruben, an uptown gangster – nickname Blanco for being a light skinned Dominican – who uses his status as a confidential informant to turn the tables on law enforcement and build his criminal empire.
Mark Rosner (“Blue Bloods”) penned the script and will executive produce alongside Gary Lucchesi and Tom Rosenberg. No other cast or director is yet set.