According to several specialized websites in Argentina, the Polka production company will once again produce fiction content in the country after having cancelled all its productions for almost a year, due to the advance of the Coronavirus pandemic.
According to information reported on the Infobae website, the new production, whose title has not been informed yet, will be broadcast from Monday to Friday in prime time, on the Argentine FTA TV channel Canal 13 (Artear). ‘The idea is to start with the recordings at the end of March or beginning of April, and always fulfilling with and respecting the sanitary protocols for audiovisual productions ordered by the Government’, they reported from Infobae. In addition, although the cast is not confirmed and actors have not yet run an official agreement with Polka, always according to Infobae, the production company is already holding conversations with some of them.
The location of the new fiction will take place in the Baires studios (in Don Torcuato, Buenos Aires), where the filming set of other Polka fictions was also mounted, such as ‘Separadas’ –which was canceled during the first months of last year due to the advance of the Coronavirus pandemic-, and ‘Argentina, tierra de amor y venganza’ (2019). In addition, the production company resumed the recordings of ‘El Tigre Veron’’s second season, a fiction series for El Trece and Flow, which had been cancelled when the restrictions imposed due to the Coronavirus pandemic began in Argentina, in mid-March 2020. The first season of that series was the most watched on Flow in 2019.
In mid-2020, Adrian Suar, Founder and CEO at Polka, sent a letter to the company’s employees in which he acknowledged that the production company was facing a difficult situation due to the Coronavirus pandemic. ‘The Coronavirus pandemic paralyzed us, completely stopped us and disabled us from continuing to work, precipitating our reality as a company. The Polka that we knew until before the pandemic is unsustainable, we do not know what industry we will find when our activity is reactivated. In the midst of this uncertainty, I do not know what Polka we are going to’, said the executive at that time.