Netflix and Univision are teaming up for an unprecedented agreement in which the Spanish language network will air Season 1 of the Netflix original series “Narcos,” the first time that Netflix has allowed a U.S. broadcaster to run one of its original shows.
In addition, UniMás will air the popular Spanish-language Netflix original series “Club de Cuervos.” Both Netflix series will air on these networks leading up to the exclusive global debut of their second seasons on Netflix.
“No other media company understands Hispanic American audiences like Univision and this promotional partnership speaks to our ability to reach and engage our growth consumer with unmatched scale and depth,” said Randy Falco, president and CEO, Univision Communications Inc. “We are pleased to work with Netflix and leverage Univision’s unique reach and deep connection with our audience to introduce millions of our viewers to their ground-breaking series.”
“‘Narcos’ is a huge global success on Netflix and sampling the series to every single Spanish-speaking living room in the U.S. will give additional viewers the opportunity to fall in love with its unique storytelling,” Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said. “Promoting these original shows on Univision is a great way to further reach Hispanic audiences and help them discover Netflix.”
The second seasons of both “Narcos” and “Club de Cuervos” will be available exclusively on Netflix later this year, along with the shows’ first seasons.
The Golden Globe-nominated series “Narcos” chronicles the real-life story of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and the efforts of law enforcement to take him down.
The series re-partners creator and executive producer José Padilha with Brazilian actor Wagner Moura, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Escobar. The series also stars Boyd Holbrook and Pedro Pascal as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña, respectively. “Narcos” is produced by Gaumont Television for Netflix.
“Club de Cuervos,” which debuted in all Netflix territories last August, is an original Spanish-language series from Mexican filmmaker Gaz Alazraki. The show brings viewers into the middle of a battle between members of a wealthy family to determine who will gain control of their beloved professional soccer team, the Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo.
The series stars Luis Gerardo Mendez and Mariana Treviño, and features Stephanie Cayo, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ianis Guerrero and Antonio de la Vega.