La La Land actress Callie Hernandez is set to star as the female lead in Fox's upcoming musical drama Mixtape.
The actress nabs this lead television role after the cancellation of her Epix comedy series Graves, which lasted two seasons.
According to a report from Deadline, this new show will focus on "a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are. Mixtape captures the different stages of love, exploring if time can heal a broken heart and if love can withstand life's tragedies."
Hernandez will be playing Nellie, whose dreams of being an artist is compromised due to her job at an arts school and her musician boyfriend who is an up-and-coming star in the industry.
Also cast as a series regular in the show is Revenge star Madeleine Stowe who will play a character named Margot.
Behind Mixtape is former Smash showrunner and Quantico creator Josh Safran as well as Annapurna Television. Executive producers include Safran, Annapurna's Sue Naegle and Megan Ellison, and Ali Krug.
The pilot is directed by Jesse Peretz (Girls) and written by Safran.
Fox has been finding success in music-themed shows in the past few years, so Mixtape is an apt fit for the network. Empire is the top-rated series in Fox and already in its fourth season, while Star is also doing well in its second season.
Hernandez's Star Rises
The 29-year-old actress appeared in critically acclaimed film La La Land for her first significant role, but she now has a few more projects under her belt including two seasons of Graves. Her film credits include roles in Alien: Covenant, Under the Silver Lake, and The Endless.
After sleeping on couches for years, Hernandez says her success felt sudden even to herself. After shooting Alien: Covenant, the budding star worked straight for one year and a half.
"I was going off of curiosity and intuition," she explains in a Nylon interview in early 2017. "That was the first time I got to step back, and I realized I was in a different place. It was kind of sudden."
Now, Hernandez isn't just cast as a lead in Mixtape but she's also set to star in upcoming Amazon crime series Too Old To Die Young with Miles Teller, Jena Malone, and William Baldwin.
Hernandez is repped by CAA, Management 360, and Erik Hyman.