Soap darling Florencia Lozano has been cast in a starring role in Netflix’s upcoming wilderness survival drama To breathe. From Blind spot Creator Martin Gero and writer-executive producer Brendan Gall, the hour-long drama series follows Liv, a lonely woman who must fight for her survival after her small plane crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness. Lozano was cast alongside half brothers actor Juan Pablo Espinosa will play the role of Liv’s mother and father, Deadline confirmed. Character names, as well as other character details, have not been released.
Lozano is perhaps better known as Téa Delgado on A life to live, the ABC soap opera in which she starred from 1997 to 2013. To breathe will mark Lozano’s second Netflix credit, as she also starred as Claudia Messina on Netflix Narcos. His other credits include lady secretary, The black list, Blue blood, and Law and Order: SVU. She announced her upcoming role in the Netflix series on Instagram, where she wrote, “It’s quite a dream to be in Vancouver filming this NETFLIX series TO BREATHE with these super talented, kind and fascinating human beings.” Espinosa, meanwhile, said he was “full of GRATITUDE and VERY EXCITED to be part of such a special project!” Gero added that he was ” excited” for the duo to join the cast.
To breathe will reunite Loranzo and Espinosa, who had a recurring role as Luis Carlos Galán on Narcos. His other credits, including Apple TV Acapulco, godmother of cocaine, The Secretary, A Corazon Abierto, and The Fan. With Loranzo and Espinosa, To breathe is set to star Melissa Barrera as Liv. Liv is described as “a very sharp Manhattan lawyer who finds herself deep out of her comfort zone when her plane crashes and she must fight for her survival.”
The series was first announced in February this year. The series comes from Gero and Gall, who previously collaborated on the NBC drama series Blind spot. The duo also co-write and produce. Filming for the six-episode series officially began on June 28, according to a social media post from Gall. On Aug. 11, Loranzo shared a behind-the-scenes photo of Barrera on set in Vancouver, writing that the actress “CRUSHED the new Netflix series we’re shooting in Vancouver. She performs the near-impossible with such GRACE. POWER. SKILL …the list goes on.Director Maggie Kiley said on August 17 that “a great breath of beauty, empowerment and inspiration is enveloped.”Netflix has yet to announce a premiere date for To breathe.