A dispute with a co-star subject to the control to the Better Call Saul alum’s termination from the eight-episode Ridley Scott project, according to sources. Mando’s part has been recast, and Wagner Moura, a former Narcos actor, will now play the position. Moura previously collaborated with Apple, making an appearance in Shining Girls for the streamer.
According to sources, Mando, who portrayed Nacho on Better Call Saul for all six seasons on AMC, was fired as a result of an incident that happened on the set. In an effort to settle the conflict, the decision was made to remove Mando from the show and recast the part.
The series, which was picked up for a television series in August, is based on Dennis Tafoya’s novel Dope Thief and is being scripted by Top Gun : Maverick screenwriter Peter Craig. The streamer has a first-look agreement with Scott, whose Scott Free banner will executive produce and direct.
Long-time Philadelphia friends and criminals are the focus of the film Sinking Spring. They pretend to be DEA agents in order to rob an unidentified house in the country, but their harmless scheme quickly turns into a life-and-death endeavour when they unwittingly uncover the largest hidden drug corridor on the East Coast. The series’ lead actor is Oscar nominee Brian Tyree Henry.
Mando was ready to portray Ray’s kind-hearted comrade Manny Cespedes, whom he first met while they served time together in the youth authority. Now, Moura will fill that position. The cast is completed by Marin Ireland, Kate Mulgrew, Amir Arison, Dustin Nguyen, Nesta Cooper, Idris Debrand, Liz Caribel, and Will Pullen.
In addition to directing one episode, Craig, whose resume also includes The Batman and The Town, will make his TV debut. He will write and executive produce all eight episodes. Together with his Scott Free Productions banner partners David W. Zucker, Jordan Sheehan, and Clayton Krueger, Scott will executive produce. The fourth and final season of Atlanta, which Henry is executive producing, is scheduled to premiere in September