FX George Lopez Comedy ‘Saint George’ Taps Danny Trejo as Series Regular
A ways back we heard that FX would look to repeat the “10/90″ success of Charlie Sheen‘s ‘Anger Management‘ with comedian George Lopez, but little on the progress of ‘Saint George‘ since. Now, FX has proven itself deadly serious by taking a ‘Machete’ to the three-camera comedy, adding iconic actor Danny Trejo in a series regular role.
For those who hadn’t yet heard, FX’s new multi-camera comedy follows a recently divorced working class Mexican-American turned successful entrepreneur (Lopez), who struggles to balance his demanding ex-wife, his 11-year-old son, overbearing mother, uncle and his new role as a philanthropist “giving back” by teaching history once a week at a night school.
Via The Hollywood Reporter, we’ve learned that Trejo will take the role of Lopez’s uncle Tio, a part-time construction worker who frequently stops by the house to drink George’s beer. Descriptions reveal the character to be extremely competitive, believing he can out-run, jump or drink either George or anyone else. Tio lives life to the fullest, and acts as a sort of “Shakespeare’s Fool,” holding up a mirror of wisdom to George in spite of his own personal quirks.
Trejo previously guested on ‘George Lopez’ in 2005, and most recently for FX worked on ‘Sons of Anarchy‘ as Romeo Parada. ‘Roseanne’ creator Matt Williams will serve as showrunner for ‘Saint George,’ which will order 90 more episodes if the first 10 prove successful.
FX has yet to set an official date for ‘Saint George,’ but what say you? Are you excited to see Danny Trejo chop up a TV role, or is this how ‘Machete Kills‘ his career?