It’s official – SESAC Latina-affiliated and exclusively signed Universal Music artist, Jencarlos Canela is joining the star-studded international cast of the English-language NBC series Telenovela, led by the renowned actress Eva Longoria.
The multi-faceted singer, songwriter, producer and actor Jencarlos Canela is to play the telenovela actor Xavier, whose character is described in press reports as a “superstar” and leading man.
“I’m in love with this project, a groundbreaking sitcom, it’s a dream come true to be able to do what you love with the people that you admire. I want to thank NBC and Eva Longoria for this incredible opportunity,” expressed Jencarlos.
Headlining as lead actress and co-producer of this series, Eva Longoria invited Jencarlos Canela to join the cast in recognition of his versatility and his real-life success as an artist, with emphasis on his musical prowess.
According to the trade publication The Hollywood Reporter, this scripted NBC series will explore the efforts of its lead character, portrayed by Eva Longoria, to defend her position as Latin America’s most popular actress.
Jencarlos Canela’s participation in this English-language series represents a decisive crossover in his career which will increase his exposure to mainstream U.S. audiences. Meanwhile, he continues to promote his latest album Jen, available on Universal Music.