Melissa Joan Hart Directs Mario Lopez in New “Family-Friendly” Netflix Show
By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor
Christian actors Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez are back together again for a new “family-friendly” series for Netflix.
Hart will direct EXPLAINING THE UNIVERSE OF ASHELY GARCIA, while Lopez will star.
Hart shared via Instagram, “Together again but this time I’m directing @mariolopez new show #ExpandingUniverseofAshleyGarcia for @netflix. Thanks for trusting me to helm your new adventure. Your wig looks tight! 😘
Lopez responded, “Love you @melissajoanhart! Thanks for lookin out for the wig… :)”
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The premise of the show centers on Ashley (played by Paulina Chavez) a 15-year-old rocket-scientist and robotics engineer, who receives a once and a lifetime opportunity to work for NASA. Ashley must move across the country to do so and live with her uncle who’s a pro-football player turned high school coach (played by Jencarlos Canela of TELENOVELA).
Lopez and Hart first connected as teenagers when both actors had hit TV shows. The two have also starred in made-for-TV movies including HOLIDAY IN HANDCUFFS and A VERY MERRY TOY STORE.
Both Hart and Lopez have been vocal about their faith.
“My absolute favorite moment in Zambia this month was our first prayer with the families in Moyo, AP. Sitting on a hillside with our new friends, feeling the hot breeze across my cheek with my eyes closed listening to the Tonga translation of the words the family prayed over everyone there,” Hart said after a trip to Africa with Christian humanitarian aid organization World Vision.
Lopez was baptized in the Jordan River in 2018.Click here to become a monthly partner and receive a copy of UNPLANNED on DVD!