Canela will play Cesar Madrigal, the son of criminal royalty who is impetuous, entitled and in line to take over his father’s empire. He will first appear in the upcoming episode titled “Brave Heart.”
Created by Alexi Hawley, The Rookie stars Nathan Fillion as John Nolan, the oldest rookie at the Los Angeles Police Department. The show, which also stars Mekia Cox, Alyssa Diaz, Richard T. Jones, Titus Makin, Melissa O’Neil and Eric Winter, is produced by Entertainment One (eOne) and ABC Signature.
Hawley executive produces with Mark Gordon, Nathan Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Jon Steinberg, Bill Norcross and Terence Paul Winter.
Canela, who is also a singer and dancer, made his television debut in Telemundo’s Donta Esta Elisa before appearing in telenovelas Cosita Linda and Ruta 35. He acted in A&e’s The Glades,