ABC has chosen its second drama series for the 2021-2022 season. The network gave a serial command to drive Promised land, a Latinx family drama starring John Ortiz and Christina Ochoa.
Written by Matt Lopez and directed by Michael Cuesta, Promised land is an epic, generation-spanning drama about two Latinx families vying for wealth and power in California’s Sonoma Valley.
Ortiz plays Joe Sandoval, the patriarch of the Sandoval family, a wealthy family of vineyard owners in the Sonoma Valley. Ochoa portrays Veronica Sandoval, the eldest daughter of the Sandoval family. The cast also includes Cecilia Suárez as Lettie Sandoval, Augusto Aguilera as Mateo, Mariel Molino as Camila Sandoval, Tonatiuh as Antonio Sandoval, Andres Velez as Carlos, Katya Martín as Juana and Rolando Chusan as Billy.
Lopez’s executive produces with Adam Kolbrenner of Lit Entertainment Group, as well as Maggie Malina and Cuesta. ABC Signature is the studio.
Promised land is the second dramatic pilot picked up on the series at ABC this cycle, joining the music-themed drama Queens, starring Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton, Nadine Velazquez and Pepi Sonuga. ABC has also commissioned three series comedy pilots for the 2021-2022 season – The wonderful years, Maggie and Elementary Abbott.