Vicente Fernandez gets Netflix, the lively Caracol TV series
Colombia’s leading Caracol TV Network is an as yet unnamed biographical series on Vicente Fernández, the famous King of Mexico’s Rancheras. The production is original from Netflix and production will begin on September 27 in various locations in Mexico and the United States. The details of the representatives have not yet been released.
This is the first time that Caracol has produced a chain in Mexico, as it seeks to expand its reach outside Colombia and export its creative and production expertise. The series will be shown and broadcast simultaneously on Caracol, Colombia and Netflix worldwide.
The company previously produced some notable vital series led by “Pablo Escobar: Patron del Mal,” starring the brilliant actor Andres Parra, and “Bolivar,” which tells the story of Venezuelan General Simon Bolivar, who helped liberate several countries. Latin Americans. . Spanish domination. The company also produced Colombia’s first Academy Award-nominated film, Embrace of the Serpent.
The series, which has been in development over two years, will release 36 episodes, which is far more than the average number of Netflix series. Fernandez was involved in every step of the process.
The ambitious supergroup Caracol chronicles the life of Fernandez, aka “Chente,” from his difficult childhood in Jalisco, Mexico, to becoming the king of ranchera music, as well as an actor and prominent public figure.
Gaczalo Córdoba, President of Caracol Televisión, said: “For years, Caracol Televisión has been committed to researching and producing local stories to make them global, and over the decades, Mexican folk music, culture and cinema have become the first Latin American stories anywhere in the world. Country. Country.”
“The iconic and complete story was the story of the great Vicente Fernandez, known as the hero of music, cinema and public life, but we don’t know his story,” he said, adding: “That is why and with the company’s intention to not only be a Latin story, but a global story as well, we decided to tell it and take the icon his life and his music around the world.”
Lizette Osorio, Executive Vice President of International Sales at Caracol Televisión, agreed: “Our distribution business has allowed us to deliver stories of great relevance and relevance to all regions, and now we are firmly committed to the internationalization of an artist’s life history. whose musical influence has been well-established in many cultures.
Caracol’s director of production, Dago García, noted that Caracol Televisión was a pioneer and pioneer in the production of modern CVs: one that is recognized by our society.”
“For this and other reasons, we cannot help but worry about perhaps the most important and influential icon in Latin American folk music. Producing Vicente Fernández’s story was not just a wish but also a duty for our company,” he continued.
Caracol’s musical biographical series about a Grammy-winning Mexican icon is linked to a growing number of Latin music films in cinematic and serial form, dating back to 1987’s La Pampa, and heralding Selena’s career. Jennifer Lopez in 1997, and most recently on Netflix, “Selena”. The series starring Diego Bonita and now its second season in production.
Filming ended in July with the biopic “Rebellion,” about Joach Arroyo, an Afro-Colombian salsa icon, produced by Rhayuela Films in Colombia with Leyenda Films in association with Alacran Pictures, WideAngle Films and HD Cinema.
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