The popular Mexican actress will star and co-produce original series and films for the Spanish-language streaming service.
Pantaya, the original premium streaming destination for world-class movies and series in Spanish, announced today that it has signed a multiyear overall deal with the Mexican actress Fernanda Castillo. As part of the agreement, Castillo will star and co-produce original series and films for the company.
Films developed as part of this deal will be produced in tandem with Pantelion Films, Pantaya’s partner company. Castillo and Pantelion previously partnered on the film No Manches Frida which is one of the top grossing Spanish-language comedies and Ya Veremos which is one of the most successful films on Pantaya.
Today’s announcement was made by Paul Presburger, CEO of Pantaya and Pantelion.
“One of the most fascinating and exciting things about my work as an actress is that it allows me to cross borders and tell stories that have an impact on the culture and identity of the viewers. I am honored to be able to create content with Pantaya for the U.S. Hispanic community and for this to be a bridge that allows us to connect to our roots and reflect who we are,” said Castillo. “I am thrilled to be part of their mission to give Latinos the premium television content they deserve.”
Presburger added, “Fernanda is an incredible talent, and her films are consistently fan favorites amongst Pantaya subscribers. We are thrilled to collaborate with her on this new slate of projects and to be continuing the aggressive growth of our talent partnerships and content offerings.”
Pantaya’s partnership with Castillo is the third talent deal for the streamer, who recently announced deals with Maite Perroni and Mauricio Ochmann.
In addition to No Manches Frida and Ya Veremos, Castillo is also known for starring in titles like Dulce Familia, Dia de Muertos, Cuidado con lo que Deseas, Una Mujer Sin Filtro, and Mi Pequeño Gran Hombre which are all currently available to steam on the Pantaya platform.
Pantaya is also home to a robust content pipeline including series like El Juego de las Llaves, Herederos por Accidente, De Broma en Broma, Mala Yerba (Cannábica), and Ana de la Reguera‘s Ana. Additional films in Pantaya’s library include Un Rescate de Huevitos, ¿Y como es el? and Miss Granny. Pantaya currently has six series in production as well as eight upcoming series that will launch on the service before year’s end. Furthermore, last month, along with Pantelion, the company signed significant multiyear direct-to-platform deals with prominent production companies El Estudio, The Lift, and Traziende Films. Under the terms of the deal, each company will produce direct-to-platform Spanish-language films to stream in the US exclusively on Pantaya. Additionally, Pantaya recently signed a co-development and production deal with Elefantec Global to create feature films, original series, and other entertainment offerings for Hispanic/Latino audiences as well as a deal with Fremantle and Fabula to develop a slate of eight new series.