John Ortiz has reportedly joined the cast of ABC’s upcoming drama series Promised Land, according to Variety.

  • Ortiz will star in the new series as Joe Sandoval, the patriarch of a wealthy vineyard-owning family in the Sonoma Valley.
  • Joe took a small vineyard owned by a former rival and turned it into a wine and beverage empire, alienating many, including members of his own family, along the way. More than just a savvy corporate fighter, Joe can do every job there is to do on a vineyard, but finds himself at a crossroads when an enemy from his past resurfaces.
  • Some of Ortiz’s on-screen credits include Ad Astra, Bumblebee, The Cloverfield Paradox and Fast & Furious 6.
  • Promised Land, a drama from Matt Lopez, and previously known as American Heritage, is an epic, generation-spanning drama about two Latinx families vying for wealth and power in California’s Sonoma Valley.
  • Lopez is attached to write, as well as executive produce alongside Adam Kolbrenner of Lit Entertainment Group, with ABC Signature serving as the studio behind the production.
  • The series expands Lopez’s long standing relationship with Disney where he has been considered as a go-to writer with many previous productions under his belt.