The Netflix platform is preparing a comic and musical series about the iconic Mexican singer Pedro Infante, Ted Sarandos, executive director of content at the company, said on Tuesday.
Netflix prepares musical series about the Mexican idol Pedro Infante
The American entrepreneur revealed at a forum in Mexico City in which he detailed that Netflix is working on 50 Mexican projects for 2019 and 2020, and will open offices in the capital of the Latin American country.
The series inspired by the songs of Pedro Infante will be entitled "Como caer del cielo", directed by Pepe Bojórquez and performed by Omar Chaparro and Ana Claudia Talancón.
Pedro Infante (1917-1957), was the maximum icon of the golden age of Mexican cinema as well as one of the most recognized singers of ranchera music in this country.
Become one of the most idolized Mexican artists, he died at the age of 39 when the plane he was flying fell in the middle of the city of Mérida, in the state of Yucatán.
"We continue to provide a platform for Mexican talent to continue to be recognized around the world," said Sarandos, who celebrated the company's expansion four years ago when he premiered his first original Mexican production, the "Club de Cuervos" series.
Netflix is also working on "Rio Grande, Rio Bravo", a project of five documentary short films about the border between Mexico and the United States that is produced by the renowned Gael García Bernal.
This year, the filming of "Selena, the series" begins, about the life of the successful singer Selena Quintanilla, as well as the second season of "La casa de las flores", a comedy about the double moral of a wealthy Mexican family that has triumphed throughout the world.
Other projects also include the family movie "Se busca papá", the romantic comedy "Ahí te encargo" or the series "Bandidos" and "El Club".
Netflix, a global platform present in 189 countries, has produced successful projects in Mexico such as the film "Roma", nominated for 10 Oscars, or the series "Narcos", "Luis Miguel" and "La casa de las flores".