Netflix has announced a new Mexican series, which brings its number of ongoing productions across Latin America to 50.
The subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) leader is to film Diablero, co-produced in Mexico with Morena Films, and set to be released in 2018. The announcement was made by Ted Sarandos, content executive director, Netflix.
The horror series will be directed by J.M. Cravioto, who is behind other Netflix hits like El Chapo, co-produced with Univision, and Sr. Ávila.
The announcement confirms Netflix is building in LATAM an important production hub, as it will be producing or co-producing 50 original titles during 2018. Diablero will join the long list of Latin American productions, like Ingobernable, Club de Cuervos, La casa de las flores, O Matador, 3 %, and Narcos, whose third season is set to premiere in September.
“Local creators are breaking the traditional models for telling stories in Latin America,” said Sarandos. “As part of our investing expansion plans in the region, we are looking for innovative talent to redefine the Latin American entertainment scene.”