Does Eugenio Derbez have time to sleep at night?
The actor was just announced to be joining the cast of the Nickelodeon animated series Casagrandes, set to premiere in October. The series tells the story of of the Casagrandes, a big, loving and multi-generational family living together in the city.
Derbez, who will star in the live action Dora the Explorer film, will lend his voice to Dr. Santiago, a physician living and working in Peru. He’s also father to Ronnie Anne and Bobby, voiced by Westworld’s Izabella Alvarez and Carlos Pena Vega, respectively.
“When I was approached to be part of The Casagrandes, it was an easy yes,” Derbez said in a statement.
“It’s culturally specific but will appeal to any kid. It’s outrageous and funny and has heart. This is what a LatinX kid show should look like, big fun and mainstream with some Latin spice. I’m grateful to Nickelodeon for asking me to be a part of it.”
Comedian Ken Jeong and actress Melissa Joan Hart were also announced as new cast members of The Loud House spin-off.
“The Casagrandes highlights the humorous stories and moments of daily life that every kind of family can relate to, and we’re thrilled to have Eugenio, Melissa and Ken on board to make these characters as relatable and funny as can be,” said Ramsey Naito, EVP, Animation Production and Development, Nickelodeon.
“Nickelodeon will also continue to dive deeper into the characters’ lives in The Loud House, a proven hit with our audience, with a brand-new fifth season.”