Luis Antonio Ramos
A personal story from Se Fija! publisher Angela Ortíz:
A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from Luis Antonio Ramos. We’d become friends, and talked frequently–in person and online–when he was working on the ABC TV series Lucky 7.
The series didn’t last long at all, but within weeks he had more good news: a new project. As much as the cancellation of Lucky 7 was a disappointment, he was looking forward to the future.
That new project is a movie that he’s very proud of, and it’s coming out December 6: A Miracle in Spanish Harlem, where he stars alongside Kate del Castillo. And Luis is being honored with a 2013 Latino Trendsetter Award by LatinTrends magazine.
Now comes news that he’ll be part of a new series called Power on the Starz Network. “As a Latino actor,” he told me recently, “to go from one cancelled show into a new one with such a short period in between is amazing.”
L-r: Kate del Castillo, Ramos, Fatima Ptacek, Brianna Gonzalez-Bonacci and Adrian Martinez
Power, already slated to run three years, is an hour-long drama executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and created by Courtney Kemp Agboh (The Good Wife), who will also serve as an executive producer and showrunner. La La Anthony also stars in the show. In it, Ramos will play “Ruiz,” one of the bad guys…but in talking with producer Mark Canton, he reminded him of the character he had played in The Ministers. (You can see a great clip of that character here, on YouTube. You can be one of the villains, but you can be human, too. It’s a fascinating part, an interesting show–a great future. And Luis never had any doubts.
Luis Antonio Ramos
and Se Fija! Angela Ortiz
Back on October 5, he wrote, “The committee that are your ancestors have already planned your next adventure so take a deep breath, focus and listen to wind! They have never steered you wrong and they have plans for you.” Just a month later, on November 8, he was offered the role on Power as a series regular. “There are many things I could say about this,” he wrote shortly after the news broke, “but I think it speaks for itself…Have faith, keep plugging away, you never know what’s around the corner! Stunned!!”
The Trendsetter Award that Luis has already garnered will be given on December 3. You can get more information here. If you want to see some vintage Ramos, you can catch him in a couple episodes of Martin Lawrence’s old sit com, Lawrence, on December 6 at 8:30P and 9:30P on MTV2.
No word has come down from ABC about the broadcast of the remaining episodes of Lucky 7. Expect to see them, on the air or on line, sometime early next year.