The Mexican crime drama Falco, adapted from Red Arrow Studios International’s hit scripted format The Last Cop, has been acquired by TNT Latin America.
Falco, produced by Spiral International and Dynamo, stars Michel Brown of Sr. Ávila fame. Launching later this year, the 15-part series with a feature-length pilot is also headed to Amazon Prime Video for Latin America and to Telemundo in the U.S. It focuses on a policeman in Mexico City who has to rebuild his life after a shooting leaves him in a coma for 24 years. The original The Last Cop was produced for SAT.1 and was subsequently adapted in France, Russia, Japan, Czech Republic and Estonia.
Tomás Yankelevich, executive VP and chief content officer for general entertainment at Turner Latin America, commented, “Falco has an innovative structure for television alongside a modern hero, with robust relationships between its characters and a fresh vision of Mexico away from stereotypes. A perfect mix of action and drama with touches of humor. This series is added to a bigger strategy that TNT has been developing in Mexico, focusing on local talent and shows with the objective of producing original content.”
Zasha Robles, executive producer and managing director at Spiral International, noted, “The series promises to be a thrilling, gritty and realistic exploration of crime in urban Mexico City and we’re confident it will be a huge hit with audiences across Latin America.”
Bo Stehmeier, executive VP of global sales at Red Arrow Studios International, added: “Falco Mexico has great production values, a fantastic cast and an emotional narrative that will captivate audiences across Latin America and the rest of the world. We are excited to be distributing the series internationally.”