RapidTV News reports that Netflix is set to produce an original series filmed in and based in Colombia. While more information about the series is yet to be announced, there are some noteworthy details available.
Netflix has reportedly brought in Carlos Contreras, the key writer for the service’s hit show Narcos. Contreras is also currently working on another Netflix title, El Chapo, a crime drama co-produced with Univision that is entering into its second season.
According to RapidTV News, Netflix Vice President for International Originals, stated, “From 2011, we have been committed to providing a great service in Colombia, and this show, with local talent, will add to our incredible slate of originals throughout Latin America.”
However, the new show will not just be airing in the Netflix Colombia region. Netflix plans to bring the show to its international market as well. Colombian filmmaker Ciro Guerra, who will be working on the currently untitled project, explained that the new show will be “a great opportunity to expand the reach of our local stories and share them with global audiences.”
Netflix has been actively seeking to increase its South American subscription numbers. In August, Bloomberg reported on the streaming service’s attempts to woo South American subscribers by going local. It appears that involves filming original content on site in different countries across South America, as well as bringing in actors, producers and writers from the region.
As of the end of September, Netflix had over 100 million subscribers worldwide, opening up a large potential audience for its new original content.