Netflix will launch Gaz Alazraki’s Club de Cuervos, a 13-episode Spanish-language series set for global distribution exclusively by the over-the-top service, on Aug. 7.
Club de Cuervos, a comedy which Netflix announced in January, is the story of a family feud involving the heirs of a soccer club in the wake of the owner’s death. Many of its cast members also appeared in We Are the Nobles, Alzaraki’s breakthrough 2013 film, including Daniel Gimenez Cacho (Bad Education) and Veronica Teran (In the Time of Butterflies). The series stars Luis Gerardo Mendez and Mariana Trevino.
The highly anticipated debut of Netflix’s first Spanish-language original series comes after the service added several of particular interest to Hispanics — a key consumer growth area for OTT services.
Thanks to expanded partnerships with such key U.S. Hispanic networks as Univision, UniMas, and Telemundo, Netflix customers in the U.S. can now enjoy popular series such as El Chapulin Colorado, Rebelde, Rubi and recent telenovelas including El Señor de los Cielos, La Reina del Sur, La Viuda Negra, and Pablo Escobar, El Patron del Mal.
"Generations have loved shows like El Chavo and we are confident that they will enjoy recent titles like La Dictadura Perfecta, as well as the latest addition to our originals slate," Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement. "We're thrilled to be working with Univision and Telemundo, as well as a range of amazing Latin American content creators to enrich our Hispanic content mix in the U.S. This allows families to watch some of their favorite shows together when and how they want."
In addition to the broadened slate of Hispanic series and films, Netflix original series including Orange is the New Black, Marvel's Daredevil, House of Cards, Bloodline, Grace and Frankie and Sense8 are now available to U.S. consumers with Spanish-language dubbing and subtitles.
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