Mediapro U.S. and Televisa have inked a deal to develop and co-produce at least three original series over a three-year period, beginning with Unwanted.
The series will be jointly developed by the two companies, with Televisa in Mexico handling production responsibilities and Mediapro in charge of creative direction. All content developed under the pact will first be distributed in Mexico and the U.S., followed by an international rollout.
Unwanted was created by Ran Tellem, Mediapro’s head of international content development, and Mariano Baselga, executive producer of El Internado. Written by Susana Casares (Luis Miguel), it focuses on two families and a surrogate pregnancy that takes an unexpected turn. The series is being co-developed between Televisa and Mediapro under the creative direction of Camila Misas, content director for Televisa, and Mariano Baselga from Mediapro Spain. The second project under the pact is Stroke, created by Oficina Burman, a 62-part show set for Televisa’s Canal de las Estrellas in Mexico and Univision in the U.S. in 2020.
“Closing a long-term co-development agreement with Televisa is a strategic step for us and we look forward to joining our creativity and experience with their talent and maturity to develop these amazing series for a worldwide audience,” said Laura Fernández Espeso, head of international content at Mediapro.
“It is a pleasure that Mediapro allows us to have their support and experience to keep diversifying our content portfolio,” added Patricio Wills, president and head of studio at Televisa Estudios. “We are sure this partnership will contribute to strengthen and consolidate our global presence.”
Irantzu Díez Gamboa, CEO of Mediapro U.S., added, “We are very pleased to co-produce this high-end product with top of the line content leader, Televisa. Project collaboration between both companies ensures this series, as well as additional ones to come, will provide the premium quality content that today’s viewers demand.”