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by ReneeDecember 31 2022No Comments

2022 Year In Review

As 2022 draws to a close we are taking a look back at what the year has brought for Néstor Carbonell & his fandom! 2022 has been a busy year full of public appearances, directing, and more!

We kicked things off in January with the first announcement that The Morning Show would be returning for a third season which Nestor is currently in the process of filming reprising his role as lovable weatherman, Yanko Flores! Hot on the heels of this was another — The Morning Show cast was nominated for ensemble and individual SAG Awards! In February it was revealed through a set video that Nestor was back to directing for another episode of the hit show New Amsterdam. While the end of the month saw Nestor (his beard) & Shannon attend the 28th Annual SAG Awards with the rest of The Morning Show. In April, Nestor’s latest episode of New Amsterdam aired where he gave numerous interviews discussing his time directing the episode. We also saw him attend two events that month starting with the Pace Gallery opening and the 20th Annual Inclusion Matters Gala at the end of the month.

On June 11th, the cast of The Morning Show promoted the series at a special screening & panel where they walked the red carpet before answering audience questions. In August it was revealed through social media that Nestor was directing a 3rd episode of New Amsterdam this time during the 5th and final season of the series. While August 15 gave us the trailer and release date for the awaited crime drama, Bandit starring Nestor, Josh Duhamel, Mel Gibson & Elisha Cuthbert. We roll into fall with the September 21st world premiere of Bandit in Los Angeles which Nestor and the cast attended. The film was released digitally and in select theaters that Friday September 23 to rave reviews and eventually hit number one on various platforms. October began with Nestor’s addition to the cast of the thriller Clawfoot which is currently in post-production while he also announced he will direct an episode of Law & Order after he wraps filming The Morning Show during A Mick, A Mook, and a Mic podcast. Finally we come to December where we celebrated Nestor’s birthday and the next day he attended Galaxy Con Columbus which lasted 3 days. It certainly has been an interesting and busy year as we head into 2023 notably fans are awaiting for Nestor’s latest project: the Hulu adaption of James Clavell’s novel, Shōgun So lets all stay tuned!

by ReneeJuly 08 2022No Comments

Sweet Plum Sugar Video

Last night Nestor’s oldest son, Rafa released 2 new songs (Sweet, Plum, Sugar & Better Place) as well as a music video for Sweet, Plum, Sugar . Nestor & Shannon made a small appearance in the beginning of the video in footage with young Rafa . Click on the links to check out the full video as well as his music site & Instagram!

by ReneeDecember 31 2021No Comments

2021 Retrospective

As 2021 draws to a close we are taking a look back at what the year has brought for Nestor & the fandom! After a quiet 2020 due to the state of the world there was never a dull moment: from conventions, podcast, as well filming and directed this was quite a year!

Starting in January Nestor attended his first Convention with GalaxyCon which was a small Lost reunion. The event kicked off with a virtual panel where Néstor was joined by co-stars Emilie DeRaven, Francois Chau, & more. During the free live stream panel, we even saw an appearance by Shannon as they discussed the upcoming release of her book All Is Not Lost. In addition to the panel, fans were able to purchase one-on-one chats with the cast members where they could do selfies & buy autographed photos as well.

On February 13, Néstor made a brief appearance during the virtual Seasons of Love Gala where he gave the closing remarks during the live stream benefitting Shane’s Inspiration. The organization builds playgrounds for children and fosters the importance of inclusion for all children through education as well. March 16, saw the release of Shannon’s debut book All Is Not Lost to rave reviews during this time it was promoted by both Nestor & Shannon through various means. From Nestor interviewing Shannon about her memoir to appearing on various podcasts and even on KTLA News in Los Angeles. The day after release it went on to hit #1 on Amazon for New Release books.

In May, Nestor was a guest on Meisterkhan Podcast where he discussed The Tick, Bates Motel, and more. He also made his return to Conventions in person when he appeared along with Shannon at Pensacon. For 3 days they visited fans signing photos as well as copies of All Is Not Lost. Days after the event he surprised everyone in the fandom by beginning the filming of Bandit in Georgia. He portrays, John Snydes a detective tasked with pursuing an escaped convict who will use any means to avoid capture. Filmed over a month the movie based on the true story of the flying bandit is expected to be released in 2022.

In addition to his acting career, Néstor added another directing credit to his name in August when he directed “Seed Money” the 4th episode of Season 4 of the hit medical drama, New Amsterdam. After getting our first look at the trailer & production stills of Season 2 at the beginning of September the cast of The Morning Show attended the Season 2 Photocall in Beverly Hills on September 8th.
Season 2 of The Morning Show began streaming weekly on Apple TV+ after premiering at midnight on September 17th. Throughout the season we saw our beloved weatherman dealt with his breakup with Claire. As well as battling cancel culture and accusations of racism in cultural appropriation due to an on-air comment he makes. After a very public physical altercation he is suspended and we see little of him for the remainder of the season. He does come through in the end when UBA has to quarantine and he is the only one available to work, however.

While at times the season was a bit Yanko light it was an interesting storyline and vastly different from his role in Season 1. On September 30th, it was announced that Néstor rounded out the cast of the FX miniseries, Shōgun. A reboot of the 1980s TV miniseries based on the popular novel. Nestor began filming that month, portraying the role of Father Rodrigues as of yet it is not clear how he figures into the storyline. Ending out the year, on November 18 the finale of The Morning Show was screened for SAG Members with a cast panel accompanying the screening in Los Angeles. It has certainly been a year and cannot wait to see the release of Bandit next year and what more 2022 will bring. Visit our gallery below for the full Lost Panel, as well as links to podcasts, and more for the year!

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