Gina Rodriguez stars in “Not Dead Yet”
Latina actress Gina Rodriguez will star in ABC's comedy "Not Dead Yet." The fiction is based on a novel by Alexandra Potter.
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“Returning to Pasadena, where everyone seems to have a better life than her own, Nell can only afford to share a flat with a stranger. Formerly a successful journalist, Nell put her career on hold to help her partner build his restaurant. breaking up, he takes the only job he can find: writing obituaries,” reads the synopsis for the “Not Dead Yet” series, based on the 2020 book “Confessions of a Forty-Something F**ck Up” by writer Alexandra Potter.
The character Neil Stevens is played by the 37 year-old American actress and producer, from a Puerto Rican family, Gina Rodríguez.
The script for "Not Dead Yet" was written by Casey Johnson and David Windsor, who are also executive producers of the series. So are McG, Mary Viola and Corey Marsh through Wonderland Sound and Vision. The comedy is produced by Disney 20th Television.
“Not Dead Yet,” which recently premiered, is one of three ABC pilots. The others on the list are “Josep” and “The Son-in-law”.
About Gina Rodriguez
The starring actress of the series, Gina Rodríguez, is well-known in the entertainment industry for having played the main role in the series “Jane The Virgin”. This role has led her to win the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a comedy tv series in 2015.
Throughout her career, the Latin actress has participated in the animated movies such as "Big Mouth" and "Carmen Sandiego", giving voice to characters. She has also been part of the feature films “Deepwater Horizon”, “Annihilation”, “Awake”, and recently in the romantic comedy “I want you back”. Among her next projects are the miniseries “Lost Ollie”, from the Netflix streaming platform. She is also working on a television series adaptation of the film "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" by the Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar. This series is produced by Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez.
The Latina is not only an actress but also a businesswoman, since she is the founder of “I can I will Productions”: a production company that aims to make the stories of people who traditionally are neither seen nor heard visible”. The name of the company is inspired by a mantra of her father, Genaro Rodríguez. With her company, the Latina produces the series "Diary of a Future President," which tells the story of a Cuban-American girl who aspires to become the next president of the United States. The fiction aired two seasons on Disney +.