The SVOD OTT Starzplay (Lionsgate) has announced last week that it is shooting ‘Señorita 89’, its first Latin American original production, which is taking place in different Mexican cities, and will be available in Spanish, with local actors. The series, an original production from Starzplay and Pantaya, will last eight episodes and is co-produced by Fremantle, who will be in charge of its international distribution, and the Chilean production company Fabula. The premiere will take place on Pantaya in the US and Puerto Rico, and on Starzplay in Spain and Latin America, including Brazil.
‘The level of talent in all areas of this production is really impressive and I am excited to see how our creative team and cast will bring this script to the screen’, reported Superna Kalle, EVP, International Digital Networks at Starz. ‘We are eager to deliver a world-class and sophisticated story so that our audiences in Spain, Latin America and Brazil can enjoy an unforgettable experience’, she added.
Regarding the plot of the series, from Starz they reported that it is ‘a sophisticated dramatic thriller set in the dark glamor of Mexico in the 80s, which follows the training of the contestants for Miss Universo, while they strive, not only to win, but also to get out of the competition alive’.
Days ago, Brazilian telecommunications company Vivo (Telefonica) announced a partnership with Starzplay, through which Vivo’s mobile customers will be able to hire the Starz (Lionsgate) platform and pay the subscription directly from the company’s monthly invoice, without the need to use credit cards. The company has run similar agreements in Brazil with Claro (America Movil); with Movistar (Telefonica) in Argentina and Chile; and with Totalplay (Grupo Salinas); Dish (MVS and EchoStar) and Izzi (Televisa) in Mexico. In addition, Starzplay is available as a D2C OTT in Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia.