Streaming service, Netflix, has ordered a new drama series titled "Monarca" which will take place in the world of Mexican billionaires. Now if you love telenovelas, this is definitely something you're gonna want to watch!
"Monarcas" was originally in development at ABC back in 2015, but was adapted by Netflix instead. The series will go into production this fall and is slated to debut sometime in 2019.
The series is described as "a high stakes, multi-generational family saga about a tequila-born Mexican business empire, and the battle that ensues when a member of the family decides to fight the dirty system her family helped create." Count me in!
"Monarcas" will star Irene Azuela and Juan Manuel Bernal, and is being produced by Salma Hayek's production company - Ventanarosa (which translates to Pink-window). The series will also be produced by Lemon Studios and Michael McDonald from Stearns Castle.
“I’m extremely excited to partner with Netfix, and to be working with amazing Mexican talent in front of and behind the camera,” Hayek said. “We are proud to show Mexico as a vibrant, sophisticated and culturally rich nation, fighting to control its own destiny.”
Creator of the show - Diego Guitierrez - adds “This is a passion project for me. Having been born and raised in Mexico, I’m humbled to have the opportunity to tell this story with Netflix and the talented team of people we’re assembling, both in The US and Mexico.”
"Mexico is a top priority for us in which to develop series,” said Netflix VP of international originals, Erik Barmack, “and we look forward to bringing the best originals to the world through partnerships with players such as Ventanarosa and Lemon Studios.”
What do you guys think? Is something that you guys will be watching? I'm obsessed with "Empire" on Fox, and the music industry giants, so I can't wait to see a similar show but with a Mexican family.
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