The former Better Call Saul star was supposed to star in Ridley Scott’s eight-episode series, but he was reportedly fired after a fight with a co-star.The role of Mando has been recast, with Narcos alum Wagner Moura set to play the part. Moura will reunite with Apple after starring in Shining Girls for the streaming service.
Mando, who played Nacho on AMC’s Better Call Saul for all six seasons, was reportedly fired after a fight on set.In order to make things better, the show’s creators decided to get rid of Mando and give the part to someone else.
Apple representatives declined to comment.
Peter Craig, the author of Top Gun: Maverick, is the series’ creator and it is based on Dennis Tafoya’s book Dope Thief.Scott will be the project’s executive producer and director. His company, Scott Free, has a first-look deal with the streaming service, so Scott will be in charge of the project.
Longtime Philadelphia friends who are also criminals pretend to be DEA agents to rob an unknown house in the country. However, their small-time scam turns into a life-or-death mission when they accidentally find and break up the largest hidden drug corridor in the Eastern United States.Brian Tyree Henry, a nominee for an Oscar, stars in the series.
Mando was slated to portray Manny Cespedes, a good-natured friend of Ray’s (Henry) whom he first met in the youth authority.Moura will now play this role. The cast also includes Marin Ireland, Kate Mulgrew, Amir Arison, Ving Rhames, Dustin Nguyen, Nesta Cooper, Idris Debrand, Liz Caribel, and Will Pullen.
Craig, whose past work includes The Batman and The Town, will direct one episode and write and be in charge of all eight episodes. Scott will be an executive producer for the show, along with his Scott Free Productions colleagues David W. Zucker, Jordan Sheehan, and Clayton Krueger. Henry, who is directing the upcoming fourth and final season of Atlanta, will also executive produce. The author, Tafoya, will consult as a producer.