Francisco Ramos, VP Originals for Netflix in Spain and Latin America, announced that the platform will launch 14 original Mexican productions this year, including 9 series, 3 movies and 2 shows. Last year, Netflix had announced a USD 200 million investment in the country and reported that 50 series and films would be made between 2019 and 2020.
‘The stories that Mexico has available to tell are as diverse as our country and its people. We are committed to continue investing in the local creative community’, said Ramos.
The first Mexican series that Netflix will launch this year is entitled ‘Desenfrenadas‘, and focuses on four friends with different personalities, who, with the aim of feeling freedom and discover themselves, begin a journey in which they lose the direction of their paths. The content has officially been premiered last Friday on Netflix. The second release of Netflix is the series ‘Control Z‘, which tells the story of Sofia, a highly applied high school student, but with little social life, who will try to stop a hacker who threatens school students with revealing their secrets on social networks.
‘Madre solo hay dos’ is the title of the third Mexican series next to launch on Netflix. In it, two women of different personalities join when they discover that their children were accidentally exchanged at birth. The OTT will also launch the thriller ‘Oscuro Deseo‘, which is focused on a college teacher who falls in love with a man 15 years younger than her, and who, for the first time in her life, ventures into an extramarital relationship, which will change her marriage forever. Netflix will also release the Mexican police series ‘¿Que paso con Sara?’, where its leading actors discover a murderer and build a revenge story, similar to Agatha Christie. In addition, the platform will include ‘Selena, la serie’, which follows the US singer of Mexican descent Selena Quintanilla as she grows and makes her dreams come true, while her life passes between success, family and music.
The titles announced add to the second seasons of ‘Monarca’ and ‘Luis Miguel: la serie’, and the third and final season of ‘La casa de las flores’. The films ‘Ahi te encargo‘ will also be released, with paternity as the central issue, and ‘Se busca papa‘, where a 12-year-old girl hires an actor who pretends to be her dad when her mother refuses to enroll her in an extreme cycling competition. Finally, the film ‘Ya no estoy aqui’, tells the story of Ulises, a member of the Los Terkos gang, who is forced to leave Monterrey because of insecurity and finds refuge in New York. Netflix will also premiere the ‘Nailed it! Mexico‘, culinary humor talent show, and ‘Haunted Latino’, the Mexican version of the reality show about paranormal experiences, narrated by people who have lived supernatural events.