Fans of Better Call Saul may know Michale Mando who plays Nacho Varga in the Breaking Bad prequel series. The actor was set to star in a new project, but has been fired as of Feb. 27, 2023, Deadline reports. So what happened?
Mando was set to play the character of Manny Cespedes in Apple TV+‘s upcoming series, Sinking Spring. No release date for the show has been announced yet. The drama will have a total of eight episodes and is based on the 2009 novel, Dope Thief, by author Dennis Tafoya.
The show, written by Top Gun: Maverick writer Peter Craig, centers around two lifelong friends from Philadelphia, Manny and Ray. The two met in prison two decades ago, and are now pretending to be Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents to try and rob a house, according to Deadline. But their plan becomes much bigger as they’re put between life and death having accidentally exposed the biggest narcotics operation on the Eastern seaboard.
Mando was set to play one of the leading men, Manny. But now, he’s been let go from the production. Why did that happen? Who will replace him? We’ve got the answer for you below.
Why was Michael Mando fired from Apple TV+’s Sinking Spring?
Deadline reports that the actor was let go from Sinking Spring because he got into “a physical altercation with an unidentified cast member.” The Hollywood Reporter shares that producers tried to “smooth things over” between the two co-stars, but it didn’t work. Which is why the behind-the-scenes team decided to let Mando go.
Who is replacing Michael Mando in Sinking Spring?
The show has already recast the role, and it’s going to be Wagner Moura who portray the character, Manny, instead. The actor last starred opposite Elisabeth Moss in the 2022 Apple TV+ thriller, Shining Girls.
Sinking Spring currently cast includes Moura as Manny, Brian Tyree Henry as Ray, Marin Ireland as Kristy Lynne, Kate Mulgrew as Theresa Bowers, Amir Arison as Mark Nader, Ving Rhames as Bart, Dustin Nguyen as Ho Dinh, and Nesta Cooper as Michelle.
Stay tuned to Hidden Remote as we bring you more news and updates about Sinking Spring.