Photo: "Devious Maids" (Lifetime)
Actress Eva Longoria is executive producer of “Devious Maids,” the Lifetime TV series about Hispanic domestic help working in Beverly Hills.
The series, to premiere June 23, starts with a mysterious murder.
Dania Ramirez, Roselyn Sanchez, Ana Ortiz, Edy Ganem and Judy Reyes are the five stars of the series, in which Longoria avails herself of Marc Cherry, producer of “Desperate Housewives.”
It’s highly likely that certain moments of the new Lifetime channel production will cross paths with the plot of the series Longoria starred in together with Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman, which is also about the lives of five women, but these five are really rich.
“The tone of our series is very similar (to that of “Desperate Housewives”) but we give it some Latin spice,” Dania Ramirez told Efe.
“The series of itself is very different” since the various characters and the plot develop from that murder, the Dominican actress said.
“The goal is that the audience of ‘Desperate Housewives,’ some 20 million of them, will be captivated by ‘Devious Maids’ and will be added to the Latino-market viewers,” Roselyn Sanchez told Efe.
“It’s the first time that five Latinas have the chance to star in a television show,” she said.
Both actresses agreed in considering Eva Longoria a source of “Latino pride.”
“Devious Maids” deals with topics that most affect Latino society in the United States, such as the economy and immigration, but from a more lighthearted point of view, Sanchez said.