Jessica Pimentel is set to join the upcoming drama Olga Dies Dreaming, according to a recent report from Deadline.Pimentel, who is perhaps best known for her role as Maria Ruiz in Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black will join a cast that features some big names already, including Aubrey Plaza, Ramón Rodríguez, and Wanda De Jesús. Pimentel will feature as a lead and will play Mabel Ortiz, a character with a big personality that isn’t afraid to let her opinion be known. “She worships her cousin Prieto (Rodríguez),” the report notes, “But despite having been raised like sisters, her relationship with Olga (Plaza) is now more fraught.”
Olga Dies Dreaming tells the story of a Nuyorican brother and sister (Plaza) from a gentrifying Sunset Park, Brooklyn, reckoning with the absent, politically radical mother and their glittering careers among New York City’s elite in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
Plaza will reportedly portray Olga, a renowned wedding planner whose surface successes mask a darker interior. For Olga, the pursuit of perfection has become a compulsive survival mechanism as she tries to climb as far from her past as she can. Still, she can’t shake the feeling that the important people she knows don’t see her as their equals, and this nagging sense that her success is an illusion always leaves her wanting more.
Gonzalez is writing the pilot and will also executive produce. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is directing and executive producing. 20th Television is producing.