Variety reported, Gina Rodriguez is currently teaming up with CBS and The CW to develop a series that centers on the Latino community. It will be produced by Rodriguez’s I Can & I Will Productions.
You can read the details of the projects below:
The CBS project is a drama titled “Have Mercy,” based on the German format “Dr. Illegal.” It centers around a Latina doctor who is unable to practice when she immigrates to Miami. She begins work as a nurse’s assistant, but risks everything when she opens a makeshift clinic in her apartment to serve the community. “Queen of the South” co-executive producer Dailyn Rodriguez will executive produce, with Intrigue Entertainment’s Tariq Jalil and Lucas Carter also executive producing. Rodriguez optioned the format when she signed the overall deal with CBS TV Studios.
The CW project is a one-hour dramedy called “Illegal.” Based on the life of series co-executive producer and writer Rafael Agustin, the series follows a sixteen-year old American high school student named Rafael who discovers he is in fact undocumented. Rodriguez will executive produce along with I Can & I Will’s Emily Gipson.