Fear the Walking Dead’s Karen Bethzabe in Casa Granda, release date and more

Colman Domingo as Victor Strand, Karen Bethzabe as Elena - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 3, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Michael Desmond/AMC
Colman Domingo as Victor Strand, Karen Bethzabe as Elena - Fear the Walking Dead _ Season 3, Episode 2 - Photo Credit: Michael Desmond/AMC /

Actress Karen Bethzabe is known for portraying Elena Reyes in seasons 2 and 3 of The Walking Dead spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead.  Deadline reports that Bethzabe will star in a new series, Casa Grande. 

The limited bilingual series, created by Lauren Swickard and Ali Afshar, follows the reality and conflicts experienced by California’s migrant workers and the landowners who employ them. Casa Grande is described as an “upstairs/downstairs story transposed from turn-of-the-century English countryside to rural America.”

Casa Grande release date

Casa Grande was recently picked up by Freevee and will premiere on May 1, 2023. The English and Spanish language series consists of 5 one hour episodes.

Casa Grande Cast

In addition to Bethzabe, who will play Natalia Cortez, the cast includes John Pyper-Ferguson (The 100, Suits), Christina Moore (That ‘70s Show, 90210), Madison Lawlor (Juniper), Karen Bethzabe (Babylon), Javier Bolaños (All American), Raquel Dominguez (Chicago Med), James Marsters (Buffy The Vampire Slayer), Kate Mansi (Days of Our Lives), Daniel Edward Mora (Coco), Loren Escandon (The Baxters), and Ali Afshar (He’s Just Not That Into You).

Casa Grande trailer

Bethzabe shared the news on social media.

What else does Karen Bethzabe stars in Fear the Walking Dead and more

Fans of Fear the Walking Dead remember her character Elena who lived at the Rosarito Beach Hotel, where at the onset of the outbreak, during a wedding, one guest reanimates. Elena and her nephew locked the doors to prevent the spread, closing the remaining guests inside with the walker. She had to live with this decision, and she attempted to redeem herself by caring for others. Her performance in this role would gain her international recognition.

She is also known for her roles in Listen, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Dead Men, and more.

A recent role she starred in was the film Babylon, an epic period black comedy-drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle (La La Land), which also starred Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Diego Calva, Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo, and Li Jun Li. The story follows the rise and fall of several people during Hollywood’s transition from silent to sound films in the ’20s. This movie is available on Paramount+.

Next, Bethzabe will star in a short film that she writes and stars in, The Carnaval King. 

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