'Pan y Circo': Meet Diego Luna's list of illustrious guests on Prime Video's new dinner talk show
Luna's talk show will see the host and some of the gastronomic world's finest, prepare dishes using local ingredients and engage a new group of expert hosts every night
Diego Luna is returning to the screens after vowing us with his menacing 'Narcos: Mexico' avatar. But this time he will be joined by a slew of guests over seven episodes, as he travels through Mexico, indulging in a culinary extravaganza along with riveting conversations on world issues. Titled 'Pan y Circo' which means 'Brean and Circus', Luna's talk show will see the host and some of the gastronomic world's finest, prepare dishes using local ingredients and engage a new group of expert hosts every night, who talk about topics ranging from climate change to gender violence, decriminalizing drugs, race, colonialism, identity and more.
In an interview with the LA Times, Luna had said that “Pan Y Circo was born by trying to combine two of the things I enjoy doing most: eating and listening," and the Prime Video talk show's trailer is an appetizing portrayal of its signature spin on the 'Red Table Talk' concept. Its stay-at-home appeal is very niche too. But before you take a deep dive into the innovative concept to grace screens, here are some of the familiar faces you can expect to see.
Diego Luna as the host
The Mexican telenovela actor was highly acclaimed for his portrayal of Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, the leader of the Guadalajara Cartel and founder of the modern Mexican drug trade in the Netflix series. Luna has also appeared in films including 'Y tu mamá también', 'Open Range', 'Milk', 'Rudo y Cursi', 'Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights', 'The Terminal', and 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'. 'Pan y Circo' has been produced by La Corriente del Golfo, a production company Luna started with fellow actor and reportedly best friend, Gael García Bernal. This will be the company’s first-time collaborating with Amazon Prime.
Gael García Bernal in Episode 3: 'Failures of Prohibitionism: Drug Legalization'
García Bernal's acting career kicked off when he was just a child. The actor is a 2016 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Comedy Series winner for his role in 'Mozart in the Jungle'. Born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Patricia Bernal, an actress and model, and José Ángel García, an actor and director, Garcia Bernal is also a close friend of Luna's and co-founder of their production company. His other influential family ties include his stepfather, cinematographer Sergio Yazbek.
Ana de la Reguera in Episode 5: 'My Body is Mine: Interruption of Pregnancy'
The Mexican actress has garnered wide acclaim for her roles in telenovelas, films, 'Cappadocia', the HBO TV series 'Eastbound & Down', and the Amazon television series 'Goliath'. In 2014, Reguera was also cast in the Netflix original 'Narcos', the parent show of the spin-off Luna stars in, as Elisa.
'Pan y Circo' premieres this Friday, August 7, only on Prime Video.