More Latinos could be coming to TV, this time in the form of the show “Las Reinas,” a Miami-based cop drama featuring a Latina detective named Sonya De La Reina. ABC has ordered a pilot for the series, which centers on De La Reina, a police officer whose family just so happens to be one of the most notorious criminal organizations in Miami. The show has been in limbo for several years, as Deadline reported back in 2014. At that time, the main character’s name was Alex De La Reina, though the plot seems to have remained largely the same since the pilot was first reported.
“Las Reinas” is executive produced by Nicholas Pepper and Mark Gordon, who has also served as executive producer on “Quantico” and “Criminal Minds.” Rounding out the executive producers is Dean Georgaris, who also wrote the pilot episode of “Las Reinas,” which is currently listed as “in production” on IMDB.