MGM+ has revealed a first look at the new eight-episode, 1970s-set crime thriller series Hotel Cocaine and announced further cast. Check out the teaser.

Hotel Cocaine
Hotel Cocaine: (L-R) Yul Vazquez as Nestor Cabal, Danny Pino as Roman Compte, Michael Chiklis as Agent Zulio — Photo © 2024 MGMPlus Entertainment LLC

Hotel Cocaine is the story of Roman Compte, Cuban exile and general manager of the the Mutiny Hotel, the glamorous epicenter of the Miami cocaine scene of late ’70s and early ’80s. The Mutiny Hotel was Casablanca on cocaine: a glitzy nightclub, restaurant, and hotel frequented by Florida businessmen and politicians, international narcos, CIA and FBI agents, models, sports stars, and musicians. At the center of it all was Compte, who was doing his best to keep it all going and fulfill his own American Dream.

Starring as Roman Compte is Danny Pino (Cold Case, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Mayans M.C.). The series also stars Michael Chiklis (The Commish, The Shield, Gotham) as Agent Zulio, a federal agent dead set on bringing down Roman Compte and shutting down the drug trade; Mark Feuerstein (Royal Pains, Prison Break, Power Book II: Ghost) as Burton Greenberg, the owner of the Mutiny Hotel, who gets caught up in Miami’s drug wars; and Yul Vazquez (Godfather of Harlem, The Outsider, Russian Doll) as Nestor Cabal, Roman Compte’s brother and one of the biggest suppliers to Miami’s cokeheads.

Series regulars also include Tania Watson (The Head, The Minions of Midas) as Marisol, Roman Compte’s girlfriend, who watches with growing fear as he becomes enmeshed in his drug-dealing brother’s life; Corina Bradley (Star-Crossed Romance) as Valeria, Roman’s 16-year-old daughter, who watches her father get pulled into the middle of the Miami drug wars and begins her own investigation into her father and uncle’s activities; and Laura Gordon (Late Night with the Devil, Secret City) as Janice Nichols, the head of the Mutiny girls, the fun-loving, charming, and vivacious women who populate the Mutiny Club.

New recurring and guest cast include Don Mike (Ordinary Angels) as Omar, the Mutiny Club maître d’; Pedro Giunti (Narcos: Mexico) as Guillermo, Nestor’s henchman and driver; Lola Claire (The Power) as Trini, a Mutiny Girl; Matthew Del Negro (City on a Hill) as as Phil Nolan, Janice’s abusive ex-boyfriend; Victor Oliveira (False Identity) as Alvaro Gomez, an emissary of Henao and Yolanda’s cartel; Robert Beck as Marty Owens, a customs official on Henao’s payroll; Sam Robards (Treme) as Hal, Nestor and Burton’s former CIA handler; and Candy Santana (Road House) as Gale, a Mutiny Girl and Janice’s right hand.

They join previously-announced guest stars Mayra Hermosillo (Narcos: Mexico, Thursday’s Widows) as Yolanda, a ruthless Colombian drug smuggler and girlfriend of Gilberto Henao; Juan Pablo Raba (Narcos, Six) as Gilberto “La Cobra” Henao, a powerful Colombian drug lord who’s come to take over the Miami cocaine market; Erniel Baez (Reacher, Bad Blood) as Ray Dorado, an untrustworthy banker with criminal ties; Nick Barkla (The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Blind Company) as Congressman Landon, a corrupt civil servant who works with criminals in order to further his own political agenda; Cale Ambrozic as Andrew Landon, Congressman Landon’s son and a potential love interest for Roman’s daughter, Valeria; Camila Valero (Pact of Silence, Misfortune) as Alejandra, Nestor’s fourth wife; and Maggie Lacey (Julia, New Amsterdam) as Constance, the uptight sister of Burton Greenberg.

Created by Chris Brancato (Godfather of Harlem, Narcos), who serves as executive producer and showrunner, Hotel Cocaine‘s pilot episode is directed by Guillermo Navarro (Godfather of Harlem), who executive produces the series alongside Brancato, along with executive producers Michael Panes and Alfredo Barrios Jr. Hotel Cocaine is produced by MGM+ Studios, in association with Stan in Australia, and internationally distributed by Amazon MGM Studios Distribution.

Hotel Cocaine is slated to premiere on MGM+ this summer. Stay tuned for updates.


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Hotel Cocaine: MGM+ Reveals First Look at New 1970s Crime Thriller
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