[04/06/21 - 05:31 AM] From Reggaeton to Vallenato, From Comedy to Drama and Kicking the Ball to Soccer, Netflix Announced Nine New Colombian Productions The Unremarkable Juanquini Highlights include the return of "The Unremarkable Juanquini" on April 30.
[via press release from Netflix]
From reggaeton to vallenato, from comedy to drama and kicking the ball to soccer, Netflix announced nine new Colombian productions
At Netflix we know that being Colombian means much more than dancing reggaeton, singing vallenato "crack a joke about everything" live for the telenovela or having an indescribable passion for soccer (or fútbol). Being Colombian is also telling stories that make us smile, reminisce, reflect, and see ourselves reflected on the screen. And since we strive to have something for everyone, we're happy to announce nine new local productions, that will make us feel more Colombian than ever!
On Ritmo Salvaje we will celebrate reggaeton with a soapy story filled with music, dancing and rivalry. Directed by Simon Brand and starring Greeicy Rendón y Paulina Dávila, the show began production last March in Bogotá and will arrive soon to the service.
Also, this year we will have a good dose of comedy with the premiere of Locombianos, a four part stand up collection, each starring a different Colombian comedian:Freddy Beltrán, Catalina Guzmán, Pamela Ospina y Diego Camargo; Juanpis, a scripted series inspired in the controversial and outlandish character created by Alejandro Riaño; Nada Es Igual, a new stand up comedy special by comedian Lokillo Florez; and a unique series with a new format that combines monologues, sketches and talk show, written by and starring Alejandra Azcárate.
And since we know in Colombia fútbol is religion, this year we will begin production on Goles en Contra, a scripted miniseries about the complicated relationship of Colombian soccer and drug trafficking, created by Pablo Gonzalez and Camilo Prince (Historia de un Crimen: Colmenares, El Robo del Siglo).
For telenovela lovers we have Pálpito, a soapy romance set in the dark underbelly of the organ trafficking world, starring Michel Brown, Ana Brenda Contreras and Sebastián Martínez; and Perfil Falso, a spicy story about the deceptions of online dating, starring Danilo Santos, Ana Lucia Dominguez, Rodolfo Salas, Renata Notni and Rubén Cortada.
Finally, we will reminisce to the tune of Diomedes and remember why vallenato is one of the most popular music genres in Colombia, while we discover the story behind this controversial but acclaimed character, in this documentary feature directed by Jorge Durán and Jaime Barbosa.
Additionally, for the fans of the most unremarkable magician in the world, on April 30th we will premiere Chichipatos season 2.
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Ritmo Salvaje is the story of two groups of young people, from two diametrically opposed worlds, who have two things in common: one, they are passionate about dancing and acting; and two, they are going through that period in which life forces them to define their path, their future and their identity. Thanks to the clash of their unequal worlds, young people will shape their lives. Some will fall in love, others will rebel, and all, in the end, will define themselves beyond what their environment, their families and even themselves would expect.
Cast: Paulina Dávila, Sergio Herrera, Cristina Warner, Greeicy Rendón, Angela Cano, Sashua López, Martina la Peligrosa, David Palacio, Juan Manuel Guilera, Elisa Torrente, Alejandro Buitrago, Kevin Bury, Andrés Juan Hernandez, Patricia Tamayo.
Directors: Simón Brand, Andrés Beltran, Rafa Martinez
Executive Producers: Dago Garcia, Catalina Porto, Arlen Torres, Simon Brand, Amparo Gutiérrez
Produced by: Caracol
4 Colombian comedians, 4 specials. Every week a 30 minute episode in which we will discover the funny way these comedians see life. On board a traditional goat they open up to the public to talk from empanadas, female pleasure and life in quarantine, to how difficult it is to find love.
Cast: Freddy Beltrán, Catalina Guzmán, Pamela Ospina and Diego Camargo
Produced by: Take One Producciones
Starring and written by Alejandra Azcárate, this is a unique comedy show with an innovative format that combines elements of monologues, sketches and talk shows. In each episode, Alejandra will delve into a different topic, with a lot of humor and without taboos.
Produced by: Miracol Media
The most spoiled and unpunished gomelo in the country has to overcome a difficult test imposed by his grandfather to inherit the family fortune, through which he finds what he believes is his vocation: To do politics ... but to the (No always lawful) way of it. Juanpis is a series inspired by the flamboyant and controversial social media character of Alejandro Riaño.
Cast: Alejandro Riaño; Carolina Gaitan; Julian Caicedo; Santiago Moure; Juan Fernando Sanchéz
Executive Producers: Juan Pablo Raba, Alejandro Riaño, Diego Ramirez, Andrés Calderón
Produced by: Dynamo
Lokillo Florez: Nothing is the same
With his very peculiar style, Lokillo Florez speaks that due to the pandemic, everything we were used to has changed. Funny songs, an abandoned train station and Rasta's wise words when spicing up this special where we will recognize with a smile that, after these difficult times, nothing will be the same.
Produced by: Imaginer Films
Simon's wife is murdered to remove his heart and transplant it into the wife of a powerful millionaire. In search of revenge, Simón throws himself into the dangerous world of organ trafficking. In his frantic search for him, he falls in love with Camila, the woman who survived thanks to the heart of his wife who was murdered by him.
Cast: Michael Brown, Ana Brenda Contreras, Sebastián Martinez, Juan Fernando Sánchez, Margarita Muñoz, Moises Arismendi, Jaqueline Arenal, Ramses Ramos, Julián Cerati, Valeria Emiliani, Dos Rayos and Mauricio Cujar
Directors: Camilo Vega, Ruth Caudeli
Creative and Executive Producers: Clara María Ochoa and Ana Piñeres
Created and written by: Leonardo Padrón
Produced by: CMO Producciones
Documentary film about the life of Diomedes Díaz, one of the most successful and celebrated vallenato singers and composers of all time, who despite his fame, became the main suspect in the murder of Adriana Niño, the lover of the.
Executive Producers: Andrés Calderón, Natalia Echeverri, Jorge Duran
Produced by: Dynamo
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Camila creates a sexy profile on the spicy online dating app Spice looking for the man of her dreams; and when she thinks she finds him, his dreams quickly turn into nightmares and Camila ends up falling into her own trap.
Cast: Renata Notni, Ruben Cortada, Danilo Santos, Ana Lucia Dominguez, Rodolfo Salas, Edgar Prada, among others
Created and written by: Pablo Illanes
Executive Producers: Rodrigo Guerrero and Cristina Echeverri
Produced by: AG Studios
Goles Contra explores the complicated relationship of several of the Colombian national team players with drug trafficking, one that culminated in the own goal and murder of one of the most beloved defenders in the world.
Creators: Pablo Gonzalez and Camilo Prince
Writer: Jacques Toulemonde
Executive Producer: Andrés Calderón
Produced by: Dynamo
Chichipatos season 2
The second season of Chichipatos picks up the story exactly where the first ended: Los Morales have been kidnapped by Ñato Ordúz, who decides to take them to the same hiding place where he will live with his family. While Ñato tries to convince Juanquini to work for him, Lucho desperately tries to find the Morales family, and will join forces with Captain González, who along with Ortiz continues on the trail of the fugitives.
Cast: Antonio Sanint, María Cecilia Sánchez, Mariana Gómez, Jeka Garcés, Julian Cerati, Biassini Segura, Julio César Herrera, Jacques Toukhmanian, Cecilia Navia, Natalia Segura.
Creator and writer: Dago García
Produced by: Caracol
Premiere: April 30, 2021