Filming has started on the new series La Jauría, a co-production between Fabula and Fremantle in association with Kapow, and in partnership with Chilean public channel TVN.
The eight-episode series is shooting in Santiago, Chile. La Jauría stars Daniela Vega (A Fantastic Woman), Antonia Zegers (A Fantastic Woman, The Club, Prófugos, Tony Manero) and María Gracia Omegna (Young & Wild, Princesita, La Vida de los Peces), who play members of a police force specialized in gender-related crimes. Together they investigate the strange disappearance of a young woman.
The series is directed by Lucia Puenzo (Ingobernable, XXY, Wakolda) alongside Sergio Castro (La Mujer de Barro), Marialy Rivas (Young & Wild) and Nicolás Puenzo (Los Invisibles).
Fremantle will serve as the global distributor for the series.
Puenzo commented: “When I was invited to participate in this series, it captured my attention that the central axes of La Jauría are class and gender tensions. We live in a convulsed world, where the leading figures of recent times are thousands of women and men who take to the streets to demand their rights. Those young people who are leading social change have the strength and determination that inspires our content.”
Angela Poblete, executive producer of the series, added: “It is a great challenge to portray today’s world without instrumentalizing it, but respecting its dignity, its imaginaries, its strength and its truth.
“The feminist revolution, our relationship with social networks, misogyny and sexism, sexual abuse, bullying and the role of the different actors in society in today’s moral and value dilemmas are its major themes. It intends to become a fresh and provocative series that conquers audiences without borders of sex, age or nationality.”
Christian Vesper, executive VP, creative director for global drama at Fremantle, said: “With Lucia Puenzo’s unique voice and vision, Juan de Dios Larrain and Pablo Larrain’s creative storytelling, and our distinguished cast, La Jauría is set to be a visceral thriller. Set against the backdrop of the struggle to address the epidemic of violence against women, the series will explore how women and men are navigating today’s world, and the role of how young people are transforming the fragmented beliefs in the gender norms that fuel this type of violence.”