Reed Hastings and his team met up with the Argentine government to share its investment plans for the country. In terms of content, the platform is preparing the adaptation of the popular graphic novel by Héctor Germán Oesterheld.
This Tuesday, Argentine president Alberto Fernández welcomed Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, at the Pink House, to go over the platform’s investment plans for Argentina and the future local productions.
As reported by Telam based on official sources, Hastings spoke about the “imminent launch of its Argentine offices”, which will boost the national content production industry with new local projects.
The list includes the adaptation of El eternauta, the popular graphic novel written by Héctor Germán Oesterheld.
The series was confirmed this Wednesday during an event in Buenos Aires, in which the company revealed it will be produced by K&S Films (La odisea de los giles, El ángel, Relatos Salvajes) and directed by Bruno Stagnaro (Un gallo para Esculapio, Okupas), to premiere either in 2021 or 2022.
At the event, the company also highlighted the argentine productions now present on the platform, such as Puerta 7, El reino, La corazonada, a biopic about Juan Manuel Fiangio and one about tennis player Guillermo Vilas, as well as the fourth season of Go! Live your Way.
“Argentina is among the 10 most important countries in terms of subscriptions. Brazil and Mexico are above it, but Argentina is growing very fast”, said Hastings.
In addition, the streaming platform would be willing to invest millions in Argentina and develop a production hub, according to several local sources.
“These meetings are proof of the expectations generated by the government and opens the opportunity to show the wonderful Argentine talent”, said Matías Lammens, minister of Tourism and Sports, via Twitter.
Netflix and the Argentine government will continue with new meetings this Wednesday, to address issues such as the reach of the credit card tax.