Diane Guerrero is headed to CBS. Recently, the network announced the Orange is the New Black star has joined season two of Superior Donuts.
The sitcom revolves around Arthur Przybyszewski (Judd Hirsch), a no-nonsense owner of a small donut shop in Chicago who hires young go-getter Franco Wicks (Jermaine Fowler). The cast also includes Katey Sagal, Darien Sills-Evans, David Koechner, Anna Baryshnikov, Rell Battle, and Maz Jobrani.
On Superior Donuts, Guerrero will play “Sofia, a young Uptown gentrifier who parks her food truck, which serves healthy, socially conscious breakfast foods, in front of Arthur’s old-school donut shop.” Season two of the sitcom is slated to premiere on CBS on October 30th at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
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CBS announced today that Diane Guerrero has joined the cast of SUPERIOR DONUTS as a series regular. She will be introduced in the second season premiere on Monday, Oct. 30 (9:30-10:00 PM, ET/PT).
Guerrero will play Sofia, a young Uptown gentrifier who parks her food truck, which serves healthy, socially conscious breakfast foods, in front of Arthur’s old-school donut shop. Though Arthur assumes she’s an entitled millennial, she’s actually a hard-working, enterprising, self-made woman who has poured every penny into her food truck business, which she plans to turn into an empire.
“We’re huge fans of Diane’s work on ‘Orange Is the New Black,'” said SUPERIOR DONUTS executive producer Bob Daily. “And we’re excited to be introducing her as a young entrepreneur who moves into the neighborhood, driving Arthur crazy and catching Franco’s eye.”
Guerrero is best known for playing Maritza Ramos on the series “Orange Is the New Black,” for which she has won three Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series, as well as her role as Lina on JANE THE VIRGIN. In 2016 Guerrero released the memoir In the Country We Love: My Family Divided, which recounts her personal story of the real plight of undocumented immigrants in this country.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Superior Donuts? Are you excited for the new season?