MUSE TV chats with Gerardo Celasco about his latest show coming to FOX, NEXT. This new drama premieres October 6, 2020 at 9pm.
Silicon Valley pioneer Paul LeBlanc discovers that one of his own creations — a powerful A.I. called neXt — might spell doom for humankind, so he tries to shutter the project, only to be kicked out of the company by his own brother, leaving him with nothing but mounting dread about the fate of the world. When a series of unsettling tech mishaps points to a potential worldwide crisis, LeBlanc joins forces with Special Agent Shea Salazar, whose strict moral code and sense of duty have earned her the respect of her team. Now, LeBlanc and Salazar are the only ones standing in the way of a potential global catastrophe, fighting an emergent super intelligence that, instead of launching missiles, will deploy the immense knowledge it has gleaned from the data to recruit allies, turn people against each other and eliminate obstacles to its own survival and growth.
Gerardo Celasco can next be seen in the streaming series “Swimming With Sharks,” opposite Diane Kruger and Kiernan Shipka, based on the film of the same name. He was recently seen playing “Xavier Castillo” in a splashy arc on Shonda Rhimes’ popular drama, “How to Get Away with Murder.” Celasco’s film credits include Bennett Miller and Aaron Sorkin’s Academy Award-nominated “Moneyball” and Peter Berg’s blockbuster, “Battleship.” His other television credits include arcs on the Ron Perlman streaming series “Startup,” FOX’s “Bones” and Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots.” He also has appeared on “S.W.A.T.,” “Person of Interest,” “Rizzoli & Isles” and “Heroes.” Originally born in Miami, FL, Celasco was raised in El Salvador and is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a B.A. in Finance.