Netflix opens office in Mexico City as 50 new projects announced

Streaming behemoth Netflix continues to bet on Mexican talent with more than 50 projects in different stages of production that include original content and co-productions for 2019 and 2020

Additionally, Netflix confirmed the opening of a Mexico City office for this year.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, met with the creative community to speak to the importance of Mexico in the world of entertainment and their future plans at the conference FORO: a Netflix original event. “The richness of talent in front of and behind the camera in Mexico was key in our decision to begin our local production strategy with Club de Cuervos four years ago.

“Since then, we have continued to expand our local investment and continue providing a platform for Mexican talent to be recognised around the world,” he concluded.

Netflix confirmed four local films in different stages of development that will be added to its slate over the next two years. The projects include Como caído del cielo, a musical comedy inspired by the songs of Mexican legend Pedro Infante, starring Omar Chaparro and Ana Claudia Talancón, written and directed by Pepe Bojórquez; Fondeados, with Marcos Bucay in his feature film directorial and writer debut; Se busca papá, a family film produced by Corazón Films; and Ahí te encargo, a modern take on a romantic comedy, written by Tiaré Scanda and Leonardo Zimbrón, and produced by Traziende Films.

Several new projects will also be added to the slate of Mexican original series, among them are Los corruptores, based on the novel of the same name by Jorge Zepeda Patterson, and the young adult series Sofía H., both produced by Lemon Films; Bandidos, produced by Leonardo Zimbrón and created by Alejandro Brugués and Esteban Orozco; El Club, which is already in production, produced by Argos Comunicación, created by Camila Ibarra and starring Alejandro Speitzer, Minnie West, Jorge Caballero, Axel Arenas and Arcelia Ramírez and finally an untitled thriller produced by The Immigrant with Camila Jiménez and Silvana Aguirre as executive producers.