Emmy-nominated actor Richard Cabral stars as Joaquin Murrieta in Blood & Gold.
To some he was a hero. To others, a villain. He stained 19th century California with the blood of his enemies. He was a desperado, a leader, an avenger for his people… and an inspiration for Hollywood’s Zorro. Written by one of his descendants, this is the story of how Joaquin Murrieta becomes a legend. Before he was an outlaw, he was just Joaquin: a young man in love who believed anything was possible. But as he fights for a better life with his beloved Rosita, the irresistible dream of the California Gold Rush quickly turns into a nightmare. White men rule this land with prejudice and terror, and Joaquin’s success only fuels their jealousy and resentment. Their answer is an act of unspeakable violence. Driven to take bloody vengeance, Joaquin hunts down his enemies one by one. In the face of American savagery, Joaquin takes up the life of an outlaw—one determined to strike back at his oppressors and reclaim a place in this vast land for himself and his people.
Starring Richard Cabral. Written by Jeffrey J. Mariotte and Peter Murrieta. Adapted for audio by Greg Cox. Directed by Fred Greenhalgh and Elizabeth Knowelden. Produced by Hayley Wagreich, Fred Greenhalgh, Marco Palmieri, and Kailynn West. Executive Produced by Russell Binder, Julian Yap, Richard Cabral, Molly Barton, Marci Wiseman, and Peter Murrieta. Sound Designed by Eric Mooney. Audio Mixed by Rory O'Shea. Audio mastered by Rory O'Shea. Additional sound design by Rory O'Shea. Additional Sound Editing by Cory Barton. Original Score and Composition by Juan Carlos Enriquez. Music supervision by Marcus Bagala. Loop group actors: Eddie Santiago, Vivianne Nacif, Daniel Mora, Ruth Livier, and Levi Nunez. Art by Kyndal Thomas. Production Manager: Alexis Latshaw. Production Coordinator: Angela Yih. Historical notes read by Elena Rey. Regional dialect coaching by Luis Armando Mercado Campos. Spanish dialogue translated by Alana Graffam. Executive in Charge for Realm: Mary Assadullahi. Casting by Sunday Boling and Meg Morman.
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At the height of the Mexican-American War, Joaquin Murrieta is 15 and in love, but an act of violence against his community gives him new purpose.
En route to California, Joaquin and Rosita have big dreams, but the journey is dangerous and their marriage begins with a bang.
Joaquin and Rosita begin their new life in California, but their new home is not as welcoming as they had hoped.
Tensions between Joaquin’s family and their racist neighbors boil over—and a brutal act of violence sets Joaquin on a new path.
On his new mission, Joaquin finds community—and his first taste of revenge.
Joaquin’s hopes for a fresh start are shattered once again and, on behalf of all Mexicans, he vows to strike back.
7. Tres Dedos
Joaquin and his new gang of outlaws begin their reign, and California’s racist rule shudders in their wake.
Joaquin’s fearsome reputation is growing, and so are his feelings for someone new.
Joaquin is finding his footing as a leader, but when a job goes wrong, cracks form within the ranks.
11. San Jose
In the wake of another failed job, a shocking betrayal reveals a new enemy for Joaquin.
Dissent is growing within the gang, and a bold move by Joaquin puts everyone in danger.
A new betrayal hits close to home—and hardens Joaquin’s resolve to reclaim California once and for all.
With his enemies terrorizing Mexicans across California, Joaquin begins forming an army.
Even a change of heart cannot prevent the final showdown that cements Joaquin Murrieta’s legacy forever.
Dawn: Soundscapes from the World of Blood and Gold
Enter Joaquin Murrieta's world with an ambient mix of daytime sounds from 19th century California. The breaks over the desert, a horse whinnies, hawks circle overhead.