In the Heights star Melissa Barrera is set to lead Netflix’s survival drama series Breathe after the series was ordered at the streamer earlier this year, according to Variety. The six one-hour episodes come from Martin Gero and Brendan Gall who are co-writing and executive producing the series.
Barrera will star as Liv, a razor-sharp Manhattan attorney who finds herself profoundly out of her comfort zone when her small plane crashes in the Canadian wilderness and she must battle for survival.
The actress has previously starred in the Starz series Vida from creator Tanya Saracho. Following her appearance in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights, releasing in theaters and on HBO Max on June 11, Barrera will then star in the next installment of the Scream franchise alongside Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jenna Ortega, and Jack Quaid, followed by the modern-day reimagining of the classical opera Carmen.
Gero will executive producer via his Quinn’s House Production company. Warner Bros. Television will produce the project.