Eva Longoria Making A Hollywood Comeback On Apple TV+
The year is 2004, and suddenly ABC is taking America by storm with the addition of a new primetime soap opera called Desperate Housewives. The series created by Marc Cherry hit the ground running with its intriguing premise about a fictional “quaint” neighborhood full of a group of women attempting to discover why their friend committed suicide. There seemed to always be mysteries and crimes that fell over the residents of Wisteria Lane, which included series stars Teri Hatcher, Felicity Huffman, Marcia Cross, and Eva Longoria. Since the show ended its eight season run in 2012, Longoria specifically has needed a bit of a comeback to show the world what acting chops she truly has. Now, it appears she may get the chance to do just that with a new series on Apple TV+.
According to Collider, Eva Longoria has signed on to star in the new Apple TV+ series Land of Women. The series is set to begin filming in Spain soon and will focus on a group of women as they flee their criminal association by landing in a tiny Spanish town. Longoria will star opposite Carmen Maura of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown fame as a mother-daughter duo reluctant to reside in Spain’s win country, taking along Longoria’s daughter as they try to put their past behind them. The series will feature six episodes on the subscription streaming platform as it marks another career move into the dramedy genre for Longoria.
Eva Longoria may be well known for her character of Gabrielle Solis, but her television credits run deep. Due to her close collaboration with producer Marc Cherry, Longoria took on producing duties alongside Cherry in the Lifetime series Devious Maids, which Cherry also created. Devious Maids ran on the network for four seasons, just after Longoria’s other series, Telenovela, was cancelled at NBC in 2016. Since then, the actor and producer has found little success on the medium. She chose to take her acting talents to film with a supporting role in 2018’s remake of the Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell flick, Overboard. The movie starred Longoria alongside Eugenio Derbez and Anna Faris, and grossed $91 million against a budget of $12 million. Rotten Tomatoes currently ranks Overboard with a 23% on its Tomatometer and a 54% Audience Score, which isn’t promising news for Longoria’s film career.
Making the move back to television might be Eva Longoria’s best bet for a comeback. Deadline reports that Longoria will also serve as an executive producer on Land of Women through her established production company, UnbeliEVAble Entertainment. The series has not revealed any other cast members so far beyond Longoria and Carmen Maura, but the foreign locales and mother-daughter dynamics will surely be a treat to watch when the series debuts on Apple TV+. With Longoria’s reputation of working with past collaborators, it might be a fun surprise to see if any of her former Desperate Housewives join her on the journey of a lifetime in Spain.