‘Hotel Cocaine’ Casts Tania Watson, Corina Bradley & Laura Gordon As Production Resumes On MGM+ Series

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EXCLUSIVE: Tania Watson (The Head), Corina Bradley (Star-Crossed Romance) and Laura Gordon (Late Night with the Devil) have joined Danny Pino, Yul Vazquez, Michael Chiklis and Mark Feuerstein as series regulars in the MGM+ series Hotel Cocaine. Production on the Chris Brancato and Guillermo Navarro series resumes this month in the Dominican Republic following a pause during the dual WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes.

The eight-episode series from MGM+ Studios, in partnership with MGM Television, is slated to premiere this summer.

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Hotel Cocaine is the story of Roman Compte, a Cuban exile and general manager of the Mutiny Hotel, the glamorous epicenter of the Miami cocaine scene of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. The Mutiny Hotel was Casablanca on cocaine; a glitzy nightclub, restaurant, and hotel frequented by Florida businessmen and politicians, international narcos, CIA and FBI agents, models, sports stars, and musicians. At the center of it all was Compte, who was doing his best to keep it all going and fulfill his own American Dream.

Series Regulars:

Watson portrays Marisol, Roman’s (Pino) girlfriend and de facto stepmother to his daughter Valeria. She watches with growing fear as he becomes enmeshed in his drug-dealing brother’s life. She is repped by Lucia Del Rio Management.

Bradley plays Valeria, Roman’s 16-year-old daughter who watches her father get pulled into the middle of the Miami drug wars. She later begins her investigation into her father and uncle’s activities. She is repped by Premiere Talent Management.

Gordon plays Janice Nichols, the head of the Mutiny Girls, the fun-loving, charming, and vivacious women who populate the Mutiny Club. She is repped by RGM Artists, Mosaic and TalentWorks.

Top (L-R): Tania Watson, Corina Bradley, Laura Gordon, Mayra Hermosillo, Juan Pablo Raba and Erniel Baez; Bottom (L-R) Nick Barkla, Cale Ambrozic, Camila Valero, Maggie Lacey, John Ventimiglia and Larry Powell
Top (L-R): Tania Watson, Corina Bradley, Laura Gordon, Mayra Hermosillo, Juan Pablo Raba and Erniel Baez; Bottom (L-R) Nick Barkla, Cale Ambrozic, Camila Valero, Maggie Lacey, John Ventimiglia and Larry Powell

New recurring and guest cast includes Mayra Hermosillo (Narcos: Mexico), Juan Pablo Raba (Narcos), Erniel Baez (Reacher), Nick Barkla (Blind Company), Cale Ambrozic, Camila Valero (Pacto de Silencio), Maggie Lacey (Julia), John Ventimiglia (Gaslit) and Larry Powell (White Men Can’t Jump).


Hermosillo plays Yolanda, a ruthless Colombian drug smuggler and girlfriend of Gilberto Henao. She is represented by Spellbound Entertainment and Jackoway Austen Tyerman. Raba plays Gilberto ‘La Cobra’ Henao,” a powerful Colombian drug lord who’s come to take over the Miami cocaine market. He is repped by Impression Entertainment and The Gersh Agency.

Baez plays Ray Dorado, an untrustworthy banker with criminal ties. Baez is represented by TBT Management.

Barkla plays Congressman Landon, a corrupt-to-the-bone civil servant who works with criminals in order to further his political agenda. Barkla is repped by Linsten Management and Gallant Management. Ambrozic plays Andrew Landon, Congressman Landon’s son and a potential love interest for Roman’s daughter Valeria. Ambrozic is represented by PLAY Management.

Valero plays Alejandra, Nestor’s (Vazquez) fourth wife. She is repped by COLOÜRS. Lacey plays Constance, the uptight sister of Burton Greenberg (Feuerstein). She is repped by Paradigm.

Guest Stars:

Ventimiglia plays Hunter Thompson, the prolific writer who’s come to publish a piece about Burton’s family. He is repped by Global Artists Agency and Abrams Entertainment. Powell plays Rick James, the renowned singer who’s come to the Mutiny in search of inspiration for his new album. He is represented by WME and Grandview.

Chris Brancato created the series and serves as executive producer and showrunner. Guillermo Navarro directed the pilot and executive produces the series alongside Brancato, with Michael Panes and Alfredo Barrios Jr. also serving as executive producers. Carla Hool served as casting director.

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