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NETFLIX TO PRODUCE SPANISH-LANGUAGE SERIES FOR STREAMING

April 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Netflix, which is seeking to grow its Latin American subscriber base, said on Wednesday that it will produce its first original Spanish-language series, a 13-episode comedy about a feud between heirs to a soccer club. The so-far-untitled comedy is set to shoot in Mexico this year and premiere in 2015. Gaz Alazraki has been signed to direct and Luis Gerardo Mendez is set to star in the series. The series is expected to appeal principally to bilingual Hispanics in the U.S. While Netflix is available in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Venezuela, many of those countries have relatively slow broadband speeds, which reduces overall quality, results in interruptions for buffering and makes HD viewing possible in only a limited number of areas. Netflix reportedly has fewer than 6 million subscribers in all of Latin America.