By Sahil Patel
Netflix has ordered its first original Spanish-language series.
The streaming service is reuniting the team behind “Nosotros los Nobles” (“We Are the Nobles), one of the most successful Mexican films of all time, on an untitled comedy project that will be directed by Gaz Alazraki.
Produced by Alazraki Entertainment, the 13-episode series will center on a family feud among the heirs of a soccer club after the owner dies. Shooting entirely in Mexico and featuring an entirely Latin American cast, including “Nobles” star Luis Gerardo Mendez, the show will premiere sometime in 2015.
“We’re thrilled to be working with the talent from We Are the Nobles, a movie that managed to capture a cultural phenomenon in a fun and engaging way, while also breaking box office records. Gaz has the disruptive vision and creative storytelling we were looking for in producing our first original series in Mexico,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer in a statement. “We’re confident our members in a market as important to us as Mexico and Latin America will love this family comedy.”
Alazraki will also serve as a producer on the show alongside Leo Zimbron and Mike Lam. Story creator credit goes to Lam.