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Paulina Chavez and Jencarlos Canela Star in Mario Lopez’s Netflix Series The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia

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Paulina Chavez and Jencarlos Canela in New Netflix Series

Did you hear Mario Lopez is the co-creator and executive producer of a brand new family friendly Netflix series?

The show is called The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, centering around a Latin family. Ashley Garcia isn’t any ordinary teenager. No, she is the world’s 15 1/2 year old robotics engineer and rocket scientist..for real.

Paulina Chavez as Ashley Garcia on Netflix Series

When she gets the chance to work for none other than NASA, she moves across the country! Ashley goes to live with her uncle (played by Jencarlos Canela) who was a professional football player turned high school coach.

Executive Producer Mario Lopez, who is married with two children said, “I am excited for the opportunity to partner with Netflix to tell a universal, family-friendly story with a Latin flavor!”

Ashley Garcia will be played by newcomer Paulina Chavez. Chavez has a few credits to her name, having played a young Kim Kardashian in a docuseries called, “Scandal Made Me Famous” and a few various small roles.

Chavez reacted to her new Netflix role and she still in disbelief saying, “Still can’t believe it!”

Jencarlos Canela, 31, who will play her fun loving uncle Victor is of Cuban descent, making this role very relate-able. He is best known for playing Jesus Christ in the 2016 film, ‘The Passion.’

Jencarlos Canela in Netflix Series

When asked about ‘The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia,’ Canela showed his love and appreciation for Mario Lopez. He spoke to EW saying, “I’ve always admired and respected Mario Lopez. He is a Latin American icon in my eyes, and to have his support on this journey is unbelievable to me.”

Canela will also appear in Eva Longoria’s ABC series “Grand Hotel” airing on June 17th.

Paulina Chavez also recently attended Hamilton at the Majestic Theater, posing in front of the theater poster.

Paulina Chavez sees Hamilton

Chavez says she “can’t wait to start working on the new Netflix” project.


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