Sense8 Star Leads “Urban Cowboy” Series

Mexican actor/singer Alfonso Herrera (“Sense8”) has scored the male lead role in Fox’s drama pilot for a modern series reimagining of the 1980 film “Urban Cowboy” which starred John Travolta and Debra Winger.

Craig Brewer (“Hustle & Flow,” “Footloose”) is penning and directing this new take which will add a Latin flavour to the country music-themed storyline.

In this version, star-crossed young lovers Kyle (Herrera) and Gaby pursue their dreams and passions through the sweat of line dancing in the honky tonks of modern Texas.

Herrera version of Kyle is an extremely popular rodeo circuit rider who is a puppet for the drug cartel and is forced to flee Mexico. Now, with a price on his head, he and his sister make their way to Houston to forge a new future.

Source: Deadline