April 28, 2022
On April 28, Netflix announced a long list of Spanish premieres produced in Latin America. Fans of all genres will be able to stream stories created by and featuring talent from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay.
Mexican productions include “Belascoarán”, based on the adventures of detective Héctor Belascoarán Shayne, written by Paco Ignacio Taibo ll, starring Luis Gerardo Méndez, Paulina Gaitán and Irene Azuela, among others; “La flor más bella”, inspired by the story of Michelle Rodríguez, executive producer of the series; and “Donde hubo fuego”, created by José Ignacio Valenzuela, a story that pays tribute to the women and men firefighters who risk their lives every day.
From Argentina, “Divisón Palermo”, on an inclusive urban police division designed as a marketing operation to improve the image of the force, which discovers something that it should not. The Colombian series “La primera mujer” is set in 1976 when the first female student enrolls in the José María Root school alongside 500 male students whose lives will change forever; and the Chilean series “42 días en la oscuridad”, produced by Juan de Dios Larraín and Pablo Larraín, and directed by Gaspar Antillo and Claudia Huaiquimilla.
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Among the true stories coming to the screen are bio-series like argentine production El amor despues del del amorbased on the life of Fito Páez, one of Latin America’s most important rock musicians over the past 30 years, along with Iván Hochman, Gaspar Offenhenden, Micaela Riera, Andrés Fejerman (aka Andy Chango), Julián Kartún and produced by Paez; El Rey, Vicente Fernandezon the life of this icon of Mexican music with a stellar performance by Jaime Camil, accompanied by Sebastian Dante, Sebastian García, Kaled Acab, Marcela Guirado and Regina Pavón among others; Goles against, the Colombian limited series on the rise and fall of football in Colombia between 1987 and 1994, which shows how the most emblematic team of local heroes faced difficult situations and decisions that, mixed with the collective dream of a country, have become a nightmare; and the Peruvian series Contigo Captainabout the difficult legal battle between Peruvian footballer Paolo Guerrero and the World Anti-Doping Agency after his disqualification from the 2018 World Cup in Russia which would lead to the modification of anti-doping protocols around the world.
upcoming latin america movies include Argentine productions The will of Diosaccording to the novel The slow death of Luciana B by Guillermo Martínez and starring Juan Minujín, Diego Peretti and Macarena Achaga in a story full of mystery and drama; pipastarring Luisana Lopilato, Mauricio Paniagua and Inés Estévez among others, directed by Alejandro Montiel and based on the novels by Florencia Etcheves about detective Manuela Pipa Pelari (The corazonada, Lost), a retired police officer who returns to work after a lifeless body appears in northern Argentina; and Matrimillasdirected by Sebastián De Caro and starring Luisana Lopilato and Juan Minujín as a young couple who decide to use an app that adds or subtracts points based on their merits with each other, spinning their lives out of control.
Moreover, the Chilean film Ardiente Paciencia, based on the bestselling homonymous novel by Antonio Skármeta is coming soon. Adapted by Guillermo Calderón and directed by Rodrigo Sepúlveda, it tells the story of Mario (Andrew Bargsted), a young fisherman who dreams of being a poet and becoming the next postman for Neruda (Claudio Arredondo), whose verses help him to conquer the woman of his dreams, Beatriz (Vivianne Dietz); and finally To gothe first film produced in Uruguay, directed by Adrián Caetano and with performances by Diego Alonso, Catalina Arrillaga, Néstor ‘Tito’ Prieto, Luis Alberto Acosta, Marcos Da Costa, JoelAlva13, José Pagano, Federico Morosini, Sabrina Valiente, among others , which follows a boy from Montevideo who refuses to work for local organized crime and faces the consequences to protect his hometown and neighbors from violence.
As for competition shows, there’s “Iron Chef México”, the Mexican version of the legendary world-renowned culinary competition that began in Japan, in which the best chefs compete against the resident Iron Chefs in a duel against the clock over an ingredient Very peculiar. Poncho Cadena and Paty Cantú will be the hosts. For music fans, there is “La Firma,” an ongoing musical competition in which global superstars Rauw Alejandro, Yandel, Nicki Nicole, Tainy and Lex Borrero come together to search for the next talent. The winner will sign with the powerful talent incubator NEON16, one of the most innovative companies in the music industry.
To laugh, the Colombian stand-up specials deliver with Adult averageLiss Pereira’s second Netflix show in which she invites audiences to literally step into her closet to share her deepest secrets about relationships, family and motherhood, and Mañana will be peorRicardo Quevedo’s third special, recorded at the iconic Teatro Faenza in Bogotá, where he celebrates 20 years of comedy and talks about his life, his marriage and the pandemic.
In the world of improvisation, we have the Mexican docuseries My encounter with evil, which chronicles real cases of demonic possessions and exorcisms in Mexico; and America versus America, which reveals a behind-the-scenes look at this popular Mexican soccer team. There is also Argentina feature documentary directed by Alejandro Hartmann, The fotógrafo y el cartero: el crimen de Cabezas, which looks back on the assassination of photographer José Luis Cabezas in 1997, which shocked the whole country and brought to light a mafia network within the political and economic powers; and the reality show Siempre queenswith Mexican divas Lorena Herrera, Lucía Méndez, Sylvia Pasquel and Laura Zapata.
Netflix is also airing new seasons of fan-favorite series like Mexican productions rebel (Season 2), Another mother’s daughter (Season 3), Z-control and Who killed Sara?(third and final seasons for both), as well as Argentine productions El Reino (Season 2 to come) and The misfit (Season 5).