Netflix has unveiled its 2024 slate of productions in Mexico.
The slate includes new series such as Las Muertas, based on the novel by Jorge Ibargüengoitia, that tells the story of the Baladro sisters, inspired by the Mexican serial killers known as Las Poquianchis. Filmmaker Luis Estrada will adapt the novel for Netflix and direct the series, which will be produced by Mezcala Films.
Also based on a novel, Nadie Nos Vio Partir is a limited series that tells the story of the intense pursuit of a mother to rescue her children, who were kidnapped by her vengeful husband. This is the beginning of the confrontation between two of the most powerful families in the Jewish community in the ‘60s. María Camila Arias and Big Drama are in charge of the adaptation of Tamara Trottner's novel, while Alebrije Producciones and Península Films are in charge of the production.
Taking inspiration from an article published in The Washington Post, Gringo Hunters is the upcoming show centred on an elite Mexican police unit that catches fugitives on the run to Mexico. Written by Kevin Sieff, Gringo Hunters will be filmed in Tijuana and Mexico City and produced by Woo Films and Redrum in co-production with Imagine Entertainment, and in association with The Washington Post.
Under the working title Celda 211, there will also be a limited series inspired by the novel of the same name by Francisco Pérez Gandul and by the events that took place at the Adult Social Reinsertion Center #3 in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, on December 31, 2022. The six-episode series starring Diego Calva and Noé Hernández will be directed by Jaime Reynoso and Gerardo Naranjoand produced by Woo Films.
Las Hermanas Guerra is a series about sisters Perla and Antonia, whose intense rivalry is marked by betrayal, followed by cruel manipulation. Created and written by José Ignacio "Chascas" Valenzuela, directed by Carlos Villegas and Iker Dupeyron, and produced by Mar Abierto.
On the feature film side, Las Locuras is the upcoming film by Rodrigo García following Familia. The Mexican-Colombian director, whose TV credits include Six Feet Under and Big Love, will explore, through a series of stories surrounding one intense day, how people are pushed to the limits and rebel against confinement, self-censorship and family pressure. Like Familia, it is produced by Global Panorama.
Reuniting with Netflix is director María Torres for The Biggest Fan (working title), a comedy that tells the story of Lana Cruz, an actress who, after being canceled from Hollywood, returns to Mexico to act in a film and show everybody that she can still be a big star. What she doesn't imagine is that she will meet Polly, her biggest fan and her worst nightmare. Lana will have to do everything in her power to keep Polly from ending her career and her patience. Kate del Castillo, Gaumont and Pasajero will produce.
Humberto Hinojosa, who worked with Netflix on the series Thursday’s Widows, will direct Delincuentes which tells the story of a group of privileged young people who take advantage of their elite social status to commit crimes. Their activities grow in ambition and danger, reflecting the harsh reality hidden behind the façade of opulence, where the most vulnerable will pay the highest price. Alfonso Herrera, Ximena Lamadrid, Juan Pablo Fuentes, Fernando Cattori, and Renata Manterola star. Produced by Tigre and BH5.
Action-comedy Negociando Con Mi Mujer (working title) tells the story of Alan Binder, a brilliant hostage negotiator —the best in Mexico — who will face the most important case of his career: the kidnapping of the President and his mistress. The kidnapper asks to negotiate with Alan and only with him. It will be directed by Juan Taratuto, Starring Mauricio Ochmann, Tato Alexander and Leonardo Ortizgriz. Produced by Tiger House and Sin Sentido Films.