Set in the 70s, the series is based on the literary saga created by Paco Ignacio Taibo II.
Netflix announced the production of a new original series in Mexico: Belascoarán, based on the literary saga created by Paco Ignacio Taibo II.
Along with the announcement, the OTT platform presented the first images of the talents of the series, which will star Luis Gerardo Méndez, Irene Azuela, Paulina Gaitán and Andrés Parra, among others.
The story, meanwhile, will be set in the 70s in Mexico City. It was not detailed which of the 10 novels of the entire saga will be adapted or if it will be a free version with the character.
“A city like the Federal District needs its own detective. Very excited to bring the legendary detective Belascoarán Shayne to the screen,” said Luis Gerardo Méndez, who will play the main character.
“Before it was #CDMX, there was a Federal District where only a detective could solve the cases of the big city,” he added.
The work will feature the production of Rodrigo Santos and the direction of three Mexicans: Ernesto Contreras (El Chapo), Hiromi Kamata (Story of a crime: Colosio) and Gonzalo Amat (Fargo).
Its premiere is expected in 2022.