Following the success of two films in which she recently starred in, America Ferrera is ready to take the reigns of television once more.
At the beginning of the year Ferrera portrayed Helen Chavez, wife of Cesar Chavez, in Cesar Chavez’s biopic directed by Diego Luna. She also gave life to the enthusiastic and witty Astrid in the animated film “How To Train Your Dragon 2.”
Now, the Hispanic-American will host a new series called “Panoramica” consisting of eight original documentaty films to air on Pivot and Univision, all of which were co-produced or acquired by both of these networks.
Im excited and inspired by ‘Panoramicas’ mission to bring these important films to a wider audience, said Ferrera.
The alliance is between Noticias Univision and Pivor, the cable television network of Participant Media directed toward the millennial, according to an exclusive on Variety Latino.
We are delighted to have America hosting the Panoramica series, said Isaac Lee, president of Univision News and CEO of Fusion. We know that she will connect with our viewers and create the perfect lead-in for the outstanding films that will follow her introduction.
The president of Pivot, Evan Shapiro, agreed.
America has a proven passion for films that unearth the root of social and eco-political issues in the Latino community,” he said of the Latina Hollywood starlet.
The actress of Honduran descent will provide introductions to the films, including “Cesar’s Last Fast,” which aired in May and “Marmato,” expected to premiere August 23rd.
All eight documentaries will air in Spanish on Univision or UniMas, and simulcast on Pivot in English or with English-language subtitles.