Better Call Saul’s Michael Mando fired from Apple series after “clash” on set

Michael Mando

Michael Mando
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Michael Mando, best known for starring in AMC’s Break bad precursor You better call Saulreportedly fired from Apple TV+’s upcoming Ridley Scott drama series Sinking spring. Per THRMando was let go from the series, which co-stars Brian Tyree Henry, after an “on-set incident” with one of the series’ co-stars. No one reports yet who the other participant in the “incident” was; besides Henry, the series also plays a part Ving Rhames, Kate Mulgrew, and Marine Ireland.

Mando is replaced in the series by Wagner Moura, lately of Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, Radiant girlsand the extended Narcos universe of shows. Moura will take over the role of Manny Cespedes, an old friend of Henry’s character Ray, who becomes embroiled in the chaotic aftermath of a plan to rob a house while posing as DEA agents. The series is based on a book, Dope thiefThrough Dennis Tafoya, and is produced by Scott’s ongoing deal with Apple, featuring Top gun: Maverick writer Peter Craig serves as showrunner.

Details on the actual incident are currently kept nil, outside it is referred to as a “collision” by some sources. Producers supposedly tried to “smooth things over” in the aftermath, but it was eventually decided that Mando would leave the series.

Before joining Saul– where he played six seasons as an eternal cartel pawn Nacho Vargas – Mando co-starred (opposite Tatiana Maslany, Tatiana Maslany and Tatiana Maslany) in Black orphanand had a small but memorable role in Spider Man: Coming Home. (He’s also known to game nerds for his high-profile role as the psychotic killer Vaas in Far cry 3.) Neither Mando nor Apple have so far publicly commented on his removal from the eight-episode series.

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