This coming fall, CBS has decided to bring in a new epic drama called Cane, which is about the rivalry of two multi-generational Latin American families as they struggle with ruthless tension while passing down the business to the next generation.
Set in South Florida, Cane highlights the external and internal power struggles of the Duques family and the Samuels family, as they manage their successful rum and sugar business. Infused with family allegiances, acrimonious conflicts over lust, love and power over the family fortune, the series also attempts to remain focused on the true Cuban-American lifestyle.
Read on to find out more about the cast.
Hector Elizondo stars as Pancho Duque, the family patriarch who is torn between a questionable deal to cash out the sugar business or to protect his family legacy. Elizondo is a Golden Globe-nominated and Emmy Award-winning actor known for work on Chicago Hope and in The Princess Diaries.
Nestor Carbonell stars as Frank Duque, Pancho Duque’s impulsive biological son. His acting credits include Lost, Suddenly Susan, and Day Break to name a few.
Jimmy Smits stars as Alex Vega, Pancho Duque’s adopted son. This 51-year old actor is best known for his work on L.A. Law, The West Wing, and NYPD Blue.
Paola Turbay stars as Isabel Vega, Pancho Duque’s daughter and Alex Vega’s wife. Turbay is known for her role in “Bailando por un Sueo.”
The principle cast also includes Alona Tal as Rebecca King, Eddie Matos as Henry Duque, Lina Esco as Katie Vega, Michael Trevino as Jaime Vega, Polly Walker as Ellis Samuels, Rita Moreno as Amalia Duque, and Sam Carmen as Artie Vega.
Cane is produced by CBS Paramount Network Television with Cynthia Cidre, Jonathan Prince, Jimmy Iovine, Polly Anthony, and Jimmy Smits.
-Kris, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: The Futon Critic
(Photo Courtesy of CBS)