It’s been revealed by Deadline that Christina Ochoa has been cast as the lead in the upcoming ABC Signature Studios pilot, “Promised Land”.
The pilot was previously known as “American Heritage” and is an epic, generation-spanning drama about two Latinx families vying for wealth and power in California’s Sonoma Valley.
In the pilot, Christina Ochoa will play Veronica Sandoval, the eldest daughter of the Sandovals, a wealthy vineyard-owning family in the Sonoma Valley. Veronica is the highly capable heir to the Heritage Wines empire and her father Joe’s trusted Number Two. But her drive and ambition have left her with some glaring personal blindspots, and Veronica’s seemingly perfect life soon starts to unravel.
It will be created by Matt Lopez, who is writing the project and will be an executive producer, along with Adam Kolbrenner of Lit Entertainment Group.
Christina Ochoa (born Cristina Ochoa Lopez in Barcelona) is known for her recurring roles in U.S. television shows such as Robert Rodriguez’s Matador and TNT’s Animal Kingdom. She most recently starred as the lead in both SyFy’s grindhouse cinema-inspired series Blood Drive and The CW’s serialized military conspiracy thriller, Valor.
Should the pilot be given the order to be turned into a series, it’s expected to arrive on ABC and Hulu in the United States and on Disney+ as a “Star Original” internationally.