'Bunker': 5 things you didn't know about Bruno Bichir

The show, made with the Argentinian freestyle battle series 'Dias de Gallos', is a part of HBO Max's rollout strategy for Latin America


                            'Bunker': 5 things you didn't know about Bruno Bichir
Bruno Bichir (L) as Vladimiro in HBO Max's 'Bunker' (HBO Max)

HBO Max has set foot outside the US by expanding to 39 territories across Latin America and the Caribbean in June 2021. However, users had to wait for exclusive original content from their respective regions. That wait comes to an end soon! HBO Max is set to release 'Bunker,' the streaming service's first original Mexican production, by the end of January.

The show is about a father who seems to find solace only in an old bunker located in his house's basement after losing the respect of his wife and children. However, the stability and peace he finds there go for a toss when he establishes relations with Russian and Korean scientists for what the showrunners describe as a "common cause." You could consider taking a look at 'Barry,' 'The Flight Attendant' and 'Search Party' if you're looking for shows that fall under the same genre as 'Bunker'. So before the dark comedy drops, here's a look at the cast members. 

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Bruno Bichir as Vladimiro

Bruno Bichir is a Mexican actor who comes from a family of artists. The Bichir family is of Lebanese origin and consists of 5 actors including Bruno. He started his acting career at the tender age of 5, starring in several theater productions and television series. He studied at the Center of Film Training in Mexico city.

Bruno Bichir attends the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Sicario: Day Of The Soldado" (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Bruno made his film debut by appearing in a minor role in 'Under Fire', a Roger Spottiswoode film starring Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman. He has also been a part of films such as 'Sicario: Day of Soldado' and 'The Quarry.'

Miguel Rodarte as Napoleon

Born in Sinaloa, Miguel Rodarte decided to make a life in acting after being involved in a noir short film while in college. He then started studying the Strasberg method and moved to a contemporary theater school where he finished his formal drama studies. Rodarte received the GQ Man of the Year Award after starring in 'Saving Private Perez', 2011's number one live-action Mexican film. He has also shared screen space with Sharon Stone in 'Border Run', a film based on human smuggling across the United States/Mexico border.

Miguel Rodarte attends 'Amalgama' photocall during the 24th Malaga Film Festival (Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)

Other cast members

Other actors who are a part of 'Bunker' are Paulette Hernandez, Liz Gallardo, Damayanti Quintawar and Giselle Kuri.

'Bunker' is set to premiere on January 27, 2022. You can watch it on HBO Max.