Netflix Mexico: 50 Productions and 100 Collaborators in 2021

The company confirmed its investment of US$ 300 million in more than 50 original productions filmed in Mexico, set to premiere in 2021. It also revealed new content.

As it has been doing in different international markets, Netflix made a virtual presentation for the press of its content news for 2021, both globally and produced in Mexico.

From the its offices in Mexico City, Francisco Ramos, VP of Content for Latin America at Netflix, highlighted that the platform reaches more than 37 million households in Latin America and produces series and movies in countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Peru and Mexico.

In this sense, Ramos highlighted the opening of the office in Mexico and what the market represents within its global strategy.

“Mexico is a very important country for Netflix. On the one hand, our members have shown a huge interest in Mexican stories, from Club de Cuervos to Who Killed Sara?, going through many other titles,” he commented.

On the other hand, Ramos underlined the interest in Mexican content outside of Mexico, which is “growing as the quality and diversity of our offer grows, as we have seen with Control Z, Oscuro Deseo and Madre solo hay dos. There is enormous talent in the Mexican audiovisual world and we hope that the impulse that Netflix is supplying to the industry will allow us to tell more and better Mexican stories”.

In 2021 alone, the company announced an investment of US$ 300 million in more than 50 original productions, whether local or global, filmed in Mexico, which are planned to premiere this year.

Here are all the announced Mexican projects:


Alan Saldaña: encarcelado
Stand-up comedy
Premiere: June 6

Alan Saldaña, also known as the “Ace of Comedy” returns to Netflix with a stand-up routine performed from his native Monterrey.

Direction: Alejandro Díaz Domínguez.
Executive production: Marcos Cline.

Control Z (Season 2)
Fiction series
Premiere: coming soon 2021

The second season will bring us more mysteries and once again, it is up to Sofia to investigate them. The story escalates and the lives of our characters could change forever.

Cast: Ana Valeria Becerril, Michael Ronda, Yankel Stevan, Macarena García, Patricio Gallardo, Andrés Baida, Samantha Acuña, Patricia Maqueo, Fiona Palomo.
Direction: Alejandro Lozano and Bernardo de la Rosa.
Producers: Alejandro Lozano, Billy Rovzar, Erica Sánchez and Fernando Rovzar.

Dale gas
Fiction series
Premiere: coming soon 2021

An action series full of adrenaline and many cars, which tells the story of Enrique «Kike» Guerrero, a mechanic and racing driver who, after a fateful accident, flees from Monterrey to Barrio Torque in Mexico City, the mecca of the auto shops and the sale of stolen auto parts, where his family, Los Guerrero, used to be the kings. Now, he will have to claim his rightful place as heir to his family’s legacy.

Cast: Benny Emmanuel, Andrés Delgado, Renata Vaca, Sylvia Pasquel, Gerardo Taracena and Silverio Palacios.
Direction: Alejandro Fernández, Edgar Nito and Ernesto Contreras.
Screenplay: David Figueroa, Itzel Lara and Alfredo Mendoza.

El comediante
Fiction series
Premiere: coming soon 2021

Gabriel has little hair, little money, and little faith. When his best friend Melisa asks him to be the donor to have a child, he sees an opportunity to become a father, be a better person, abandon his uneven career as a comedian, and resume his artistic ambitions. But his old frustrations sabotage him and his dreams shatter. Thus, finally, he finds his place in the world.

Cast: Gabriel Nuncio, Cassandra Cianguerotti and Adriana Paz, among others.
Direction: Gabriel Nuncio and Rodrigo Guardiola.

Fiction series
Premiere: coming soon 2021

This comedy, written and directed by Marcos Bucay (Club de Cuervos), features two friends, Aldo Escalante (Club de Cuervos) and Ricardo Polanco (La casa de las flores), who accidentally become entrepreneurs after raising funds during a night of copas, to create an app that they promised would revolutionize the technology industry, but of which they remember very little the next day.

Cast: Aldo Escalante, Ricardo Polanco, María Chacón, Natalia Téllez and Seo Ju Park.
Directed, written and produced by Marcos Bucay.

Guerra de vecinos
Fiction series
Premiere: soon 2021

This comedy created by Carolina Rivera and Fernando Sariñana (Mother there are only two), produced by Moisés Chiver (Club de Cuervos) and starring Vanessa Bauche and Ana Layevska, will tell the story of Leonor and Silvia, who, after an altercation that antagonized them , they end up reuniting by fate as neighbors in an exclusive high-birth colony in Mexico, in whichThey will fight for what each one believes is “best for her family.”

Cast: Vanessa Bauche, Ana Layevska, Pascacio López, Mark Tacher, Elyfer Torres and Loreto Peralta, among others.

Jugando con fuego Latinoamérica
Reality show
Premiere: soon 2021

A group of singles will try to abstain from all sexual activity for 40 days and 40 nights. If they are successful, they will win $ 100,000 and perhaps find true love. This is an adapted version of the original British format with the same name.

Executive Production: Coty Cagliolo (Fremantle).

La casa de las flores, la película
Premiere: soon 2021

After Delia on her deathbed asks Paulina to retrieve a “treasure” from the De La Mora family house, now the three brothers must find a way to sneak into her old house to rescue it.

Cast: Cecilia Suárez, Dario Yazbek, Aislinn Derbez, Juan Pablo Medina, Paco León and Luis de la Rosa.
Direction: Manolo Caro.

La divina gula
Documentary series
Premiere: soon 2021

A culinary journey to discover the Mexican ingenuity behind bizarre combinations of flavors that, however eccentric they may seem, every Mexican craves. We will visit different parts of the country to meet the ingenious creators of these dishes that are the guilty pleasure of many palates. Dorilocos, gomichelas, taco cakes, or a shell stuffed with chorizo and cheese? Why not? For these creators there are no limits.

The director is Juan Márquez, screenwriter of La camarista, winner of Best Film at the Morelia Festival, Ariel for Best First Feature and was the film proposed in 2020 by Mexico for the Oscars.

La venganza de las Juanas
Fiction series
Premiere: soon 2021

Produced by Lemon Films (Monarca, Control Z), written by Jimena Romero and Alejandro Reyes, this series is the story of five women who do not know each other, but who share an identical birthmark, which will motivate them to search who is the man who cheated on their respective mothers.

Cast: Zuria Vega, Renata Notni, Oka Giner, Sofia Engberg, Juana Arias, Carlos Ponce, Fernando Becerril, José Antonio Guerrero, Pablo Astiazaran, Federico Espejo, Carlos Athie and Francisco Denis.
Direction: Pepe Castro and Rodrigo Ugalde.

Who Killed Sara? (Season 2)
Fiction series
Premiere: May 19

Alex is about to find out what happened to his sister Sara, while in parallel, a mysterious body buried in the courtyard of his house turns into a time bomb that can send him back to prison. That is why he has no choice but to put together all the pieces that will lead him to put together the true and terrible story of Sara and her relationship with the Lazcano family.

Cast: Manolo Cardona, Carolina Miranda, Ginés García Millán, Claudia Ramírez, Eugenio Siller and Alejandro Nones.
Direction: David “Leche” Ruiz, Alfonso Pineda and Carlos Bolado.
Created and written by José Ignacio Valenzuela.

Red privada: ¿Quién mató a Manuel Buendía?
Documentary film
Premiere: soon 2021

Narrated by Daniel Giménez Cacho, directed by Manuel Alcalá and produced by Gerardo Gatica (I’m not here anymore), Inna Payán and Luis Salinas, this documentary recounts the life of journalist Manuel Buendía, who was murdered in 1984 outside his office in the City from Mexico. More than 35 years after his death, this project brings together the voices of different characters contemporary to Buendía, through which his work will be shown and whose testimonies will raise the question of who killed Manuel Buendía and why? The address is Manuel Alcalá.

Selena: The Series (Part 2)
Fiction series
Premiere: May 4

Now on the brink of stardom, Selena Quintanilla’s path in the world of Tejano music continues. Selena learns to manage success as she struggles to balance family, love, and a burgeoning career. Selena: The Series, Part 2 chronicles the years of effort and sacrifice that the Quintanilla family navigated together.

Cast: Christian Serratos, Gabriel Chavarria, Ricardo Chavira, Noemí González, Seidy López, Jesse Posey.
Creator: Moisés Zamora.
Executive Producers: Jaime Dávila, Rico Martínez, Suzette Quintanilla, Simran A. Singh, Hiromi Kamata and Moises Zamora.
Direction: Hiromi Kamata and Katina Medina Mora.

Selva trágica
Premiere: soon 2021

1920, border between Mexico and Belize. Deep in the Mayan jungle, where there is no law and myths prevail, a group of Mexican gum workers cross their path with Agnes, a mysterious young Belizean. Her presence causes tension between men, fueling her fantasies and desires. With renewed vigor, they face their destiny, unaware that they have awakened the Xtabay, an ancient legend that haunts from the heart of the jungle.

Cast: Indira Andrewin, Gilberto Barraza, Mariano Tun Xool, Lázaro Gabino Rodríguez, Eligio Melendez.
Direction: Yulene Olaizola.
Screenplay by Yulene Olaizola and Rubén Imaz.
Production: Pablo Zimbrón, Rubén Imaz and Yulene Olaizola.

Todo va a estar bien
Fiction series
Premiere: soon 2021

Created and directed by Diego Luna, this series starring Flavio Medina (Diablero, La casa de las flores) and Lucía Uribe (Desenfrenadas, La casa de las flores) takes place in Mexico City and is a drama that reflects on the idea of family and relationships today.

Cast: Flavio Medina, Lucía Uribe.
Producers: Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, Kyzza Terrazas and Augusto Mendoza from La Corriente del Golfo; and Isaac Lee and Daniel Eilemberg of Exile Content.
Director: Kyzza Terrazas.

Una navidad no tan padre
Premiere: soon 2021

In this sequel to the 2016 hit comedy Un Padre No Tan Padre, Don Servando and his “extended hippie family” travel to the beach to spend Christmas with Alma’s aunt, Doña Alicia, a demanding older woman who becomes the definitive nemesis of Don Servando. When his position in the family is questioned, Don Servando will stop at nothing to prove that Alicia is a horrible person that she only sees for herself … even if it means ruining Christmas for everyone.

Cast: Héctor Bonilla, Angélica María, Benny Ibarra, Jacqueline Bracamontes and Renata Notni.
Director: Raúl Martínez Production: Regina Valdés

Una película de policías
Premiere: soon 2021

Following family tradition, Teresa and Montoya join the police, only to find their convictions and hopes crushed by a dysfunctional system. Faced with the hostility to which they are exposed, they only have their love bond as a refuge. Through a cinematographic experiment that plays with the limits of fiction and documentary, A Police Film immerses the viewer in an unusual space. The film puts the spotlight on the police, one of the most controversial institutions in Mexico and the world.

Cast: Raúl Briones and Mónica del Carmen. Director: Alonso Ruizpalacios.
Production companies: Elena Fortes and Daniela Alatorre.