Netflix to Produce 50 Projects in Mexico
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After the wide success of productions set in the country, such as the Oscar-nominated 'Roma' and the crime series 'Narcos,' the streaming giant is making a huge push to ramp up content in Latin America's top market.
Netflix is expanding big time in Mexico, where it is set to produce 50 TV shows and films over the next two years.
In terms of sheer production volume, that makes the country Netflix's top international territory.
"To give you a sense of the scale and scope of this, we announced a few months ago that in the same kind of time frame we will have 30 original shows in India, so Mexico is our most in any one territory," content chief Ted Sarandos told The Hollywood Reporter.
Among the original shows and co-productions in the pipeline are Como caido del cielo, a musical comedy inspired by the legendary Mexican singer Pedro Infante and starring Omar Chaparro (Overboard); Se busca papa, a family film made in co-production with Corazon Films; Ahi te encargo, a rom-com co-written by Nosotros los nobles producer Leo Zimbron; and Rio Grande, Rio Bravo, a documentary project executive produced by Gael Garcia Bernal (Mozart in the Jungle).
Netflix productions set to shoot this year include a series on Tejano music icon Selena, Selena: La Serie and American Jesus, based on a comic by Mark Millar.
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