Salma Hayek and Silvio Horta are reportedly working on a comedy for ABC Studios.
The show would revolve around a Cuban-American family as they are shocked to learn the family’s patriarch had a child with the housekeeper more than 25 years earlier. The family struggles as the mother fights to protect her children and keep her family’s secret.
The show will be called Bastards and is the brainchild of Ventanarosa, Hayek’s production company with Jose Tamez. They pair will also team up with Mark Gordon of Mark Gordon Productions.
Bastards was written by Horta, who was behind the successful telenovelas that became Ugly Betty.
Born in Miami, Horta is of Cuban decent and has his own production company as well, Silent H Productions. In 2007, he accepted the Golden Globe for Best Comedy Series for Ugly Betty.
Last season, Horta wrote and executive produced a comedic drama for Fox. That show also revolved around a Latino family, but it did not even get as far as the pilot.
Horta is reportedly in the process of writing the script for Bastards’ pilot, which Hayek and those over at Ventanarosa are working on getting the pilot for The Cisco Kid ready for CBS.