Titled Señorita 89, it’s produced with Pantaya, Fremantle and Fábula.

Streaming service Starzplay announced this Thursday the start of filming Señorita 89, its first original Mexican series.

It had been initially announced in August of last year with the provisional title of Señorita Mexico.

As announced at the time, the series is produced in partnership with Pantaya, Fremantle, and Fable.

Shot in Mexico City, the series is directed by showrunner Lucía Puenzo. It will be seen in the US and Puerto Rico through Pantaya and in Spain, Latin America and Brazil through Starzplay.

Señorita 89 is a “sophisticated dramatic thriller” set in the dark glamor of Mexico in the 1980s, which follows the contestants’ training for the Miss Mexico pageant as they strive not only to win, but to come out alive. the competition.

“At the core of Señorita 89 are its unforgettable characters. The cast and creative team that bring these characters to life are some of the best performers and professionals in film and television today,” said Mario Almeida, content director for Pantaya. “Pantaya is proud to bring this level of storytelling to the Latino audience,” he added.

“The level of talent in all areas of this production is truly impressive and I am excited to see how our fantastic creative team and cast will bring this script to the screen,” said Superna Kalle, executive vice president of international digital networks for Starz.

“We are eager to deliver a world-class, sophisticated story so that our audiences in Spain, Latin America and Brazil can enjoy an unforgettable experience,” she added.

“Señorita 89 is very special for us, since it is the first production of our office in Mexico. We hope the first of many”, said Juan de Dios Larraín, producer and CEO of Fábula.

“Lucía Puenzo has proven to be a great leader and behind her is a team of very talented professionals, both in front of and behind the screen. We are confident that they will take this content to a very special place,” he added.

The cast of the series includes Ilse Salas (Güeros, The Good Girls), Ximena Romo (This Is Not Berlin, As If It Was the First Time), Natasha Dupeyron (My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Immoral Life of the Ideal Couple ), Bárbara López (Unbridled, Loving to death), Juan Manuel Bernal (Monarch, Perfect obedience), Luis Ernesto Franco (False identity, Grandma’s wedding), Edwarda Gurrola (Fireflies, I’m your fan) and Ianis Guerrero (We the Nobles, Tigers Are Not Afraid).

Also joining the cast are Coty Camacho (Desenfrenadas), Mónica del Carmen (Asfixia, Babel), Mabel Cadena (Monarch, The dance of the 41), Aida López (Monarch, The candidate), Leidi Gutiérrez (Chicuarotes, The chosen ones), Ari Brickman (El Chema, The Lord of the Skies), Marcelo Alonso (Neruda) and Getsemani Vela (Twenty-year-old: divorced and fantastic).

Señorita 89 is executive produced by Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Ángela Poblete and Mariane Hartard from Fabula and Christian Vesper from Fremantle.

The eight-episode series is written by Lucía Puenzo, who is also a director, María Renée Prudencio and Tatiana Mereñuk and is directed by Nicolás Puenzo, Sílvia Quer and Jimena Montemayor. Fremantle will handle the international distribution of the series.