Edward James Olmos will be a series regular on the new FOX series “Urban Cowboy”.
The show will be a modern, serialized reimagination of the original 1980’s “Urban Cowboy” film with John Travolta and Debra Winger.
He will portray the role of Alfonso Robles, a former Mexican Cartel hitman-turned-upper-level-manager who moves to Texas. Now a husband and father, he’s called upon to help his niece and nephew flee a bad situation in Mexico and violent past comes back to haunt him.
Written and directed by Craig Brewer, Fox’s Urban Cowboy also stars Alfonso Herrera as leading man Kyle, the updated version of Travolta’s original character. Kyle and Gaby are star-crossed lovers just living their lives in the “glamour of modern Texas,” whatever that means. Gaby has not been cast yet.