The first Peruvian series of Netflix Filming started. It is about “With You Captain”, a fantasy title that will address the legal battle fought by the Peruvian footballer. Paulo Guerrero against the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) when he was disqualified from participating in the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
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The idea for this fantasy was revealed in February 2020, when Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, was visiting the country, closing deals to expand the offer of local content on the platform. Now that the filming phase has begun, we can tell you new details about this production.
Who will be its heroes and when will it be released? Here are all the details.
About the cast
The main character will fall to actor and singer Nico Pons, seen in the tuned productions of América Televisión “My love el Wachimán”, “Gamarra” and “Ojitos sorcerers”. The 35-year-old is best known on the shows “Generación R” and “Habacilar” directed by Raul Romero. Later, he also made movies. The horror film “General Graveyard”, which starred with Leslie Shaw, stands out.
It is known that his choice for the role of Paolo Guerrero was endorsed by the “Predator” himself.
The role of Donna Petta, mother of Paolo Guerrero, also sparked curiosity. And yes, you will also be part of the plot. In this case, her interpretation will fall to the actress Tatiana Espinosa, who has been in the field for more than two decades and which we have seen in soap operas such as “Qué Buena Raza” and in films such as “Magallanes”.
Other confirmed actors, although their roles have not yet been revealed are:
- Rodrigo Palacios (“The Last Stronghold”).
- Carlos Solano (“There’s a room downstairs”).
- Irene Izagiri (“The Other Editors”).
- Carlos Victoria (“The Other Editors”).
- Emilram Kosio (“Moonlight”).
- Toño Vega (“Lost Elephant”).
The producer responsible for “Contigo Capitán” is the Argentine Torneos, owner of the historical magazine “El Gráfico”. The series is directed by Javier Fuentes-León, best known for the movie “Contracorriente” and the Netflix series “Wild District”. Also directing will be Daniel Vega, who along with his brother Diego directed the award-winning films “El Mudo” and “Octubre”.
Argentinian Silvina Dell’ Occhio is the model and executive producer.
The generic producer is Leonardo Di Pinto, who is also from Argentina.
About release date
The duration of the series “Maak Captain” is six seasons. Filming will end in December of this year. It is estimated that the premiere will be in 2022 at a date that has not yet been announced.
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