Michel Brown, star of the International Emmy award winning show Sr. Ávila, has been cast in the lead role of upcoming crime series Falco, based on the award-winning scripted format The Last Cop.
Produced by Dynamo (Narcos) and Spiral International, the format is distributed by Red Arrow International.
The series will be show-run and directed by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker, director and screenwriter Ernesto Contreras (Blue Eyelids, I Dream in Another Language, The Obscure Spring), who has won 19 International Film Festival Awards to date.
Falco started production this month in the streets of Mexico City, and the 15 x 60’ series will launch with a feature length pilot.
In Falco, the year is 1994 and Detective Alejandro Falco (Brown) has it all, a loving wife, a newborn daughter and his dream job. But one day out in the field, he is shot in the head and ends up in a coma. Falco opens his eyes again in 2018 to a changed world, where everything he once knew is no longer as it was.
"I feel very grateful for having crossed paths with Alejandro Falco, a character with so many layers, a 23-year-old man trapped in the body of another man, who wakes up after his worst nightmare, trying to put together the puzzle of his life," said Michel Brown, known for his roles in Madre Luna, La Querida Del Centauro and Sr. Ávila.
"I'm surrounded by a great cast of actors and a team who, in every single way possible, will make Falco a high quality series. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this story!"
Diego Ramírez Shrempp, Falco's Executive Producer and partner at Dynamo, said: "It’s a joy to work with Michel in Falco after having done so a couple of years ago. He is an excellent actor and a great person to work with whose good vibes are contagious on set, making working with him a real pleasure for the whole team".
Zasha Robles, Executive Producer and Managing Director at Spiral International, added: "It was important that our protagonist could carry the poignancy and determination the story encapsulates, and Michel is a perfect fit for this dynamic character. With compelling scripts and incredible creative talent, Falco is set to be unmissable."
This high-octane and action-packed crime procedural is based on the hit German series The Last Cop, SAT.1’s most successful crime series ever.
Red Arrow International has sold the scripted format around the world, with successful remake adaptations including 5 seasons of French version Falco on TF1 in France; a record-breaking production for Channel 5 Russia; two seasons and a theatrical movie version in Japan for Hulu and Nippon TV; and productions in the Czech Republic and Estonia.
The Last Cop also won Best Scripted Format at the 2017 International Format Awards at Miptv in Cannes.