This Wednesday in Mexico City, Netflix announced the production of its new original Mexican series, Diablero.
Filmed entirely in Mexico, the horror-fantasy thriller will be produced by Juan Gordon and Pedro Uriol from Morena Films. It's directed by J.M. Cravioto (El Chapo, Sr. Ávila, El más buscado) and Rigoberto Castañeda (Paramédicos, Hasta que te conocí, KM31).
The premiere is scheduled for 2018.
"Local creatives are breaking paradigms in the traditional way to tell stories in Latin America," said Ted Sarandos, executive director of Content at Netflix.
The platform also announced it will produce 50 projects in Latin America between 2017 and 2018, which are currently in different stages of development.
Diablero joins Netflix's great repertoire of original productions filmed in Latin America, along with Ingobernable, Club de cuervos, La casa de las flores, Edha, Narcos, Samantha!, O Mecanismo, O Matador and 3%, among others.
The list also includes stand-up specials, which the platform announced it's producing a total of 19 specials between 2017 and 2018 for Latin America, featuring 21 comedians.
Sofía Niño de Rivera is one of the comedians chosen.
With this decision, Netflix redoubles its bet for stand up in the region, with comedians from Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil and Chile.
Mexico, with seven stars, leads the list. The chosen comedians are: Alex Fernández (October 2017), Alexis de Anda (November 2017), Mau Nieto (January 2018), Sofía Niño de Rivera (March 2018), Carlos Ballarta (May 2018), Coco + Raulito (July 2018) and Franco Escamilla (TBD).
The list of Argentine comedians includes Sebastián Wainraich (January 2018), Malena Pichot (February 2018), Lucas Lauriente (June 2018), Fernando Sanijao (May 2018) and Luciano Mellera (June 2018).
Chile and Colombia will have three comedians each: Fabrizo Copano (September 8, 2017), Natalia Valdebenito (March 2018) and Jani Dueñas (June 2018) from Chile; and Alejandro Riaño (February 2018), Ricardo Quevedo (December 2017) and Arango and Sanint (June 2018) from Colombia.
Brazil completes the list with one special by Clarice Falcão (August 4, 2017).
All the Spanish-language specials are being produced by Blueprint or Kenia Films, and are being filmed on locations in Latin America.