Days after presenting its Q3 2020 results report, Netflix announced the next 10 original productions that it will launch in Latin America for the 2020/2021 season. Titles include documentary series, fiction series and films, and entertainment content; and they come from Argentina, Colombia, the US Hispanic and Mexico.
This last October 27th, Netflix premiered the series ‘Vilas: seras lo que debas ser, o no seras nada’. Its plot focuses on an Argentine journalist who intends to make the Argentine tennis player Guillermo Vilas receive recognition. In addition, on November 5th, Netflix will premiere the documentary series ‘Carmel: ¿quien mato a Maria Marta?’, also produced in Argentina. It is a documentary series based on real events, about the death of Maria Marta Garcia Belsunce, one of the most relevant police cases in Argentina. Likewise, another of the titles produced in Argentina that will be released on Netflix will be ‘El cuaderno de Tomy’, which will be available on the SVOD OTT from November 24th. It is a film by the Argentine director Carlos Sorin, which focuses on the story of Maria ‘Marie’ Vazquez, who, when she finds out that she is suffering from a terminal illness, decides to face her reality, with all her humour and emotion.
On December 4th, Netflix will officially premiere the first season of ‘Selena: La serie’, based on the life of Tex-Mex singer Selena Quintanilla. In Mexico, Netflix will also premiere the second season of ‘Monarca’, a police series whose first season featured 10 episodes and was released in 2019; and season 3 of ‘Nailed it! Mexico’, to premiere on January 5th, 2021, based on showing the funniest pastry failures.
Netflix also confirmed the premiere of the second season of the Colombian series ‘Chichipatos’ for next year, whose plot is focused on a wizard who makes a man disappear, without knowing how to bring him back. Likewise, in 2021 the second season of ‘Luis Miguel: la serie’ will also hit the platform, which will explore the difficulties that Mexican singer Luis Miguel faced in balancing his family and professional life. The platform also announced the premiere of ‘Haunted Latinoamerica’ (Colombia and Mexico) in 2021, focused on the experiences of those who have lived supernatural events and other non-rational ones. Finally, in 2021 the OTT will also premiere the Mexican series ‘¿Quien mato a Sara?’, focused on discovering the identity of a murderer and a story of revenge.
The announcement about the premiere of Netflix’s new original productions for Latin America takes place days after the platform published its Q3 2020 results report, a period in which it added 256 thousand subscribers in the region, to total 36.3 million subscribers in all of Latin America.