9:15am PT by Lesley Goldberg, Kate Stanhope
Netflix's 'One Day at a Time' Remake Adds 'Matador' Actress
Netflix's One Day at a Time remake has cast another pivotal role.
Isabella Gomez (Matador) has joined the Latino reboot of the hit Norman Lear sitcom, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The new multicamera iteration will center on three generations of a Cuban-American family living under one roof. Gomez has landed the series regular role of Elena, the radical teenage daughter of single mom Penelope. Elena is described as a 14-year-old girl who is in the throes of becoming a woman. A proud nerd, idealist and social justice warrior, Elena is opinionated and not afraid to speak her mind. But while she is Internet-wise, she is more foolish when it comes to the real world. She is particularly confounding to her more old-school grandmother, Abuelita Lydia.
Gomez joins Six Feet Under's Justina Machado, who will play Penelope, and Rita Moreno, who will play Lydia.
In the original '70s series, Bonnie Franklin's single mom had two daughters, played by Mackenzie Phillips and Valerie Bertinelli. This time, Elena will be joined by a younger brother, Alex, who has yet to be cast.
The all-Latino One Day at a Time reboot finally got the Netflix pickup in February after prolonged talks. Lear is attached as an executive producer, along with How I Met Your Mother alum Gloria Calderon Kellett and Men of a Certain Age's Mike Royce, who are set to co-write and serve as co-showrunners. Michael Garcia will also exec produce, with Brent Miller onboard as a co-exec producer. The comedy is produced by Act III Productions, Snowpants Productions and Small Fish Studios in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Gomez, whose other credits include Modern Family, is repped by Brevard Talent Group and manager Doyle Rice.