A few days ago Netflix announced they would raise prices (eventually) on their paltry fees; they sure do look continue churning out new series, however.
Today, the increasingly popular streaming service has announced its first Spanish-language original series, a comedy from director Gaz Alazraki centering around Mexican football – their football.
The satirical comedy follows a family feud among heirs of a soccer club after the owner’s death. The 13 episodes will be shot entirely in Mexico and feature a cast from all over Latin America, including star Luis Gerardo Mendez.
The show unites the team that created 2013’s ‘Nosotros Los Nobles,’ which Alazraki wrote and directed and Mendez starred in. The movie would go on to become one of the most successful box office hits in Mexican history.
Netflix continues to seek out international series that will find appeal in the over 40 countries that subscribes to the streaming service. Most notably, production has begun on ‘Marco Polo,’ an epic series to be shot in Italy, Kazakhstan, and studios in Malaysia. The drama also features an international cast led by Lorenzo Richelmy.
Additionally, Netflix recently picked up and aired ‘Short Poppies,’ a comedy from New Zealand's Rhys Darby.
Alazraki will direct, as well as produce. this untitled Mexican series alongside Leo Zimbron and Mike Lam from a story created by Lam. The first season is slated for a 2015 release.