Netflix Taps Gaz Alazraki For First Spanish-Language Original SeriesBy: Chris Crum - April 23, 2014
Netflix just announced its first Spanish-language original series – a comedy set in the world of futbol, from director Gaz Alazraki. The so far untitled project will consist of thirteen episodes, and reunite the team behind Nosotros los Nobles (We Are The Nobles), which as Netflix says is one of the most successful Mexican box office hits of all time.
“We formed a very special team for We Are the Nobles, and we all knew we wanted to keep working together. When I told the team that Netflix was interested in producing the show, the excitement was contagious since there’s nobody cooler and more innovative in this day and age than Netflix,” said Gaz Alazraki.
“We’re thrilled to be working with the talent from We Are the Nobles, a movie that managed to capture a cultural phenomenon in a fun and engaging way, while also breaking box office records. Gaz has the disruptive vision and creative storytelling we were looking for in producing our first original series in Mexico,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “We’re confident our members in a market as important to us as Mexico and Latin America will love this family comedy.”
The show is said to center on a “family feud among heirs of a soccer club after the owner’s death,” and provide a “satirical, highly entertaining look into the world of professional futbol.
It will star Luis Gerardo Mendez, and will be produced by Gaz Alazraki, Leo Zimbron, and Mike Lam, who created the story.
The show will premiere in 2015. It’s unclear if the show will ever be available to watch in other Netflix territories such as the U.S.
In other Netflix news, the company has also struck a deal with Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz for some new shows.
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