Produced by The Immigrant, the half-hour dramedy series will be filmed in Mexico, and star Tessa Ia, Lizeth Selen and Martin Saracho.
StarzPlay announced today that it has started production on Yellow (working title), its first Spanish language project with The Immigrant, to be filmed and produced in Mexico.
This dramedy series stars Tessa Ia (De Brutas, Nada), Lizeth Selen (Rebelde) and Martín Saracho (Quién Mató a Sara?), and is directed by Sofia Auza (Adolfo) and Silvana Aguirre (El Chapo).
Yellow will be available on StarzPlay across its footprint in Europe and Latin America and in the US and Puerto Rico on Pantaya.
Yellow is the story of two female fugitives, Dan and Nico who steal a stick-shift taxi to escape from the authorities. Realizing that the car is not automatic, they are forced to kidnap Richie, the taxi driver, who also happens to be a suicidal ex-Formula 1 racer. Constantly having to thwart his suicide attempts, the three reach an agreement: if he takes them to the border, they will kill him.
Tessa Ia will portray Dan, who is extremely competitive, thinks that winning by cheating is worth double and finds Nico, played by Lizeth Selene, to be her impossible love. Nico is sincere to the point of being abrasive, has a heart of a child and lives without constraints. Martín Saracho also joins the cast as Richie, a failed former Formula 1 driver whose promising career ended after a catastrophic accident forced him to stop racing and is now a taxi driver.
“I wrote Yellow because I wanted to tell a story about friendship and the meaning of love, a story that had emotional impact hiding under a fun, comedic tone,” said Sofía Auza, creator and co-showrunner on the series. “The relationship between Dan and Nico is one of the most important elements of the show: I wanted to explore the complex lines between friendship and love in female relationships.”
“Yellow will take viewers on a speedy twist and turn ride into this character driven dramedy about friendship, happiness and love,” said Jeff Cooke, Senior Vice President, Programing, International Digital Networks for STARZ. “We are delighted to partner with The Immigrant, who offer audiences innovative, fresh and impactful storytelling, reinforcing our commitment to co-producing locally made and culturally relevant content.”
Camila Jimenez Villa, CEO of The Immigrant and Executive Producer on the series commented, “Yellow is the perfect example of the shows we love to make: fun, daring and profound, all at the same time. Sofia is an extraordinary creator whose worlds are beautifully unique, inhabited by complex, hilarious characters who you can’t help but fall in love with. With Yellow, Silvana and Sofia will take audiences on a thrilling journey amongst the beautiful landscapes of Baja California in search of happiness and the meaning of friendship.”
Produced by The Immigrant, which is backed by global producer-distributor Fremantle, the six-episode, the six-episode, 30-minute series is scheduled to shoot for seven weeks on location in and around Baja California and Mexico City. Yellow is executive produced by Sofia Auza and Silvana Aguirre who both also serve as showrunners. Executive Producers from The Immigrant are Silvana Aguirre and Camila Jimenez. The series is created and directed by Sofia Auza and Silvana Aguirre.