, 2022-12-10 23:33:37,
Jamaican-born, Los Angeles-based actress Miranda Melhado has joined the cast of the new TV pilot. from the yard to be shot in Jamaica and Atlanta in early 2023.
The series, based on the autobiographical novel yard by David G. Heron, is an immigrant story that follows the author’s life from his childhood in Jamaica to his turbulent youth in New York City as he struggles to find his own way amid personal and professional challenges and tragedies. .
The series is produced by Leland and Phaedra Benford through Cupcake Rapture Studios, with Heron serving as executive producer. Melhado will play the role of Lisa, a street-smart Latina teen from the Bronx who meets Heron during her time as a probation officer in New York City, with dramatic results.
The role is the latest breakthrough for Melhado, who recently garnered rave reviews in New York for his performance in the Apollo Theater’s staged reading presentation of Jamaica’s award-winning courtroom drama. Against your will written by David Heron (no relation to the aforementioned David G. Heron) and produced by Malik Yoba.
Melhado, who earned his acting degree from the University of Southern California, shared that his dreams of playing a wide variety of complex roles are gradually coming true.
“In the space of just a few weeks, I’ve been grateful to have the chance to explore two very different characters,” she says. “A provocative, very mature…
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