Argentine President, Alberto Fernandez, met on Tuesday with Reed Hastings, CEO at Netflix, to revise the investments of the US company in the country and future launches of Argentine productions on the platform. According to official sources quoted by the Argentine news agency Telam, Hastings gave details about the ‘imminent launch’ of a Netflix subsidiary in Argentina and the adaptation of ‘El Eternauta’, novel by the Argentine writer Hector German Oesterheld.
The series was confirmed today at an event held in Buenos Aires, where it was announced that the ‘El Eternauta’ series will be produced by K&S Films and directed by Argentine film director Bruno Stagnaro. New Argentine productions next to be released on Netflix were also announced, such as Puerta 7, El Reino, the police film La Corazonada and the comedy Casi Feliz. In addition, the bioseries of the motorist Juan Manuel Fangio, entitled ‘Fangio: el hombre que domaba las máquinas’, and the tennis player Guillermo Vilas, who is called ‘Vilas: seras lo que debas ser o no seras nada”, were announced together with the fourth season of ‘Go! Vive a tu manera’, and others. Likewise, several media in Argentina reported Netflix’s interest in making investments in the country and developing a production hub.
‘Argentina is one of the world’s top 10 countries for Netflix subscribers. Brazil and Mexico are ahead, but Argentina is growing very fast’, said Hastings during the event. On its last quarterly results report, the company reported to have more than 30 million subscribers in Latin America. Apart from that, it has recently announced it has moved its Latin American regional headquarters to Mexico, which joins the office that the company owns in Brazil.