May 23—Shea Serrano has made a name for herself as a journalist and as an author.
His latest TV series project, “Primo,” is currently filming in and around Albuquerque through July.
According to the New Mexico Film Office, the single-camera series, inspired by the life of Serrano who grew up in San Antonio, Texas, follows a teenager balancing college aspirations, societal expectations and a hectic, grounded family life. by his single mother and five uncles. .
“We are thrilled that our partners at Universal Television and Amazon Studios are bringing this television series to New Mexico, and we welcome Shea Serrano, cast and crew,” said Amber Dodson, director of the New Mexico Film Office. “Our beautiful state can double for hundreds of places, including Texas. Plus, we offer a thorough and skilled workforce, movie-friendly businesses, and a competitive tax incentive. We hope that’s the first of many seasons made right here in New Mexico.”
Series regulars include Ignacio Diaz-Silverio, Christina Vidal, Johnny Rey Diaz, Henri Esteve, Martin Martinez, Jonathan Medina, Carlos Santos, Nigel Siwabessy, Stakiah Lynn Washington, and New Mexico native Efraín Villa.
Villa should play the role of Mondo. He’s also been on NM-based projects like “Shrapnel,” which recently wrapped in New Mexico, starring Cam Gigandet and Jason Patric.
According to the New Mexico Film Office, the production will employ approximately 300 New Mexico crew members.
Serrano serves as creator and executive producer of the series, alongside executive producers Michael Schur via Fremulon, David Miner for 3 Arts Entertainment and Morgan Sackett.
Peter Murrieta and Lisa Muse Bryant are also executive producers.
The series, which will stream on Amazon Freevee, is produced by Amazon Studios and Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.