Netflix Preps New Mexican Original


BEVERLY HILLS: Acclaimed Mexican filmmaker Manolo Caro is directing a half-hour dark comedy series, to be made in 4K, that will air on Netflix in early 2017.

Caro has written and directed a slew of Mexican feature films, among them Elvira I’ll Give You My Life But I’m Using It. His 13-episode untitled Netflix project focuses on a flower business and the family that runs it after they learn of their father’s infidelity. The series is being produced by Rafa Ley and Stacy Perskie from Noc Noc Cinema.

“I really wanted to work with Netflix, which comes along with great responsibility as it represents international exposure for the entire team,” Caro says. “I am happy to take on this challenge as I will have the opportunity to enjoy the unconditional support and creative freedom needed to tell this great story.”

“Manolo is the only filmmaker in Mexico to have been a part of the top ten highest grossing movies over the last three consecutive years,” said Erik Barmack, Netflix’s VP of international originals. “His exceptional talent will be reflected on the screen and we are sure he will delight thousands of Netflix members around the world.”

Barmack added, “The success of Club de Cuervos in Mexico and in other countries reaffirms our bet on Mexican talent and productions like the upcoming Ingobernable, and this new project with Manolo.”

Netflix has been steadily building its LatAm originals slate, which includes Narcos, Club de Cuervos, Ingobernable, 3%, Edha, O Matador and an untitled project from Jose Padilha based on current events in Brazil.