Netflix Targets Hispanics With First Spanish-Language Original

Director Gaz Alazraki, who made waves in 2013 with his farcical look at Mexico’s socio-economic classes in the comedy We Are the Nobles — a $26 million box office winner —is now set to shake up over-the-top television, thanks to an exclusive partnership with Netflix.

Alazraki Entertainment is producing Club de Cuervos, a 13-episode series set for exclusive worldwide distribution by Netflix, which is making its first foray into Spanish-language content. The comedy centers on a family feud among the heirs of a soccer club following the owner’s death.

Featuring many of the actors from We Are the Nobles, including Luis Gerardo Mendez in the leading role, Club de Cuervos is currently in production in Mexico. The confirmed cast includes Daniel Gimenez Cacho (Bad Education); Veronica Teran (In the Time of the Butterflies); and Emilio Guerrero, Oscar Olivares and Eileen Yanez, who can be seen in HBO Latino’s Capadocia.

A release date has not yet been announced.