Cristela Alonzo Returns to ABC for Drama ‘Gospel of Kevin’

Cristela Alonzo is returning to ABC.

The creator, executive writer and star of Cristela has sealed on to star in a network’s play commander The Gospel of Kevin, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

The plan is described as a light hourlong about Kevin (Jason Ritter), a down-on-his-lack male who is tasked by God with a goal to save a world. Alonzo will play Yvette, a tough-talking though merciful soldier for God who contingency explain to Kevin that he’s been tasked with a dedicated mission.

The commander hails from Agent Carter duo Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters, who penned a book and will exec furnish a ABC Studios drama. Robert Atwood has also sealed on as a producer, while Paul McGuigan (Designated Survivor) is trustworthy to proceed a pilot.

The purpose brings Alonzo behind to ABC scarcely dual years after a finish of her self-titled family sitcom, that done her a initial Mexican-American lady to create, produce, write and star in her possess promote network series. During Cristela‘s one-year run, Alonzo was also a visit participation on ABC’s daytime speak uncover The View. After a cancelation of Cristela, she sounded wavering to combine with a network again: “I substantially don’t wish to burst into another half-hour sitcom with ABC only since we know those people, we know how they work,” she said during a time.

However, Alonzo sounded some-more open to a probability when articulate with THR in Jan about her Netflix stand-up special Lower Classy. “It’s engaging since there’s opposite people that weren’t there when we was there, so to me it seems satisfactory to proceed them since it’s kind of like a changing of a guard,” she pronounced in anxiety to a change from then-network arch Paul Lee to now-ABC boss Channing Dungey.

Alonzo’s other credits embody Sons of Anarchy and a arriving Cars 3. She is repped by WME and Jackoway Tyerman.

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