HBO LatAm Originals Among Telemundo’s NATPE Budapest Highlights


MIAMI: At NATPE Budapest, Telemundo Internacional is presenting series from the HBO Latin America Originals catalog, including Psy, The Hypnotist and Magnífica 70, alongside other highlights.

Psy follows a psychiatrist encountering clinical enigmas and existential issues of modern life. The Hypnotist is about a man with the power to make anyone fall into a trance and reveal their secrets, while Magnífica 70 is a drama set in the 1970s featuring universal and timeless struggles. Other HBO LatAm highlights, which are available in their original language and/or dubbed into English, Spanish and Portuguese, include Capadocia, Epitaphs and Profugos.

The productions from the HBO Latin America Originals catalog “are very different from what our clients are used to seeing, as they are series and documentaries between 8 and 13 episodes, many with several seasons,” says Melissa Pillow, the company’s VP of sales for Europe.

Telemundo Internacional is also offering telenovelas such as Rich in Love and Eva’s Destiny, along with the reality competition Would You Take Your Ex Back? Pillow calls the latter title “one of the hottest new entertainment formats on the market.” She adds: “Given the upsurge in demand for these kinds of programs, we are certain it will be very appealing to buyers.”

Additional highlights include Don’t Be Late, an adaptation of a Chilean scripted format; the third season of Acero, Woman of Steel; the fourth season of The Lord of the Skies; and the investigative drama Vuelve Temprano.

Pillow adds: “Business in Central and Eastern Europe has been quite active for us this year.”