Esai Morales is set to be the first Latin president of the United States – on television, at least. According to Deadline, Morales has been casted in an upcoming HBO pilot titled “The Brink”.
The Puerto Rican actor currently has a recurring role on the CBS show “Criminal Minds” as Section Chief Mateo Cruz. The upcoming HBO show has not been signed for a full season and is characterized as a “dark comedy”. The plot will revolve around a geopolitical crisis and its effects on the main characters.
“It’s been a good week,” wrote Morales in a Facebook post Friday. “I start the 200th ep of Criminal Minds tomorrow and a little something to start the new year w a bang.”