Sep 11, 2017
Rodriguez’s second show will highlight another aspect of the immigrant experience. Working alongside Rafael Agustin, an actor and current writer on Jane the Virgin, Rodriguez will develop Illegal for the CW. This series tells the story of a high schooler who learns he’s undocumented. Rodriguez will serve as the producer for Illegal, but the show is really the brainchild of Agustin, who based it on his life as an undocumented immigrant born in Ecuador. Earlier this year, Agustin sat down with Remezcla to discuss Illegal, an “edgy Latino” take on The Wonder Years that he initially developed as an Episodic Story Lab Fellow at the Sundance Institute.