Telemundo Global Studios presented its latest initiatives at Natpe, including the new series Armas de mujer, an original production in Spanish for NBCU’s anticipated streaming platform.
Same as every year, Telemundo Global Studios animated Natpe’s first day with his traditional welcome party, in which all the news from the studio and the network were presented.
The company highlighted the new series Armas de mujer, produced by Telemundo Global Studios with Mexican actress Kate del Castillo (who also appears as the lead) for the OTT platform Peacock.
As announced, it will be a series in Spanish (the first Peacock original in Spanish) and is described as “a dramatic comedy” with action. It is already in preproduction.
The event also served to highlight the second season of La Doña, recently released through Telemundo, as well as to advance the second season of Enemigo Íntimo, a production by Telemundo Global Studios with Argos Communication.
It is being filmed between Mexico and Spain, specifically in Galicia.
Another new title is Malverde: The Patron Saint, which will premiere next year and will star Fernando Colunga, with whom Telemundo signed a global agreement for several series.
As detailed, the series, which will begin production during 2020, will have a lot of action and will be produced in a very current language, to tell the story of a child born in 1870 in Sinaloa, who will become a legendary, almost religious, defender of the people, protector of both the innocent and the poor, and in turn of drug traffickers and poor people.
Other highlights were 100 Days to Fall in Love (adaptation of Argentina’s 100 Days to Fall in Love) that is already in full production between Miami and Houston; Operacion Pacifico, produced by FOXTelecolombia and with a release date set for February 10; and You Can’t Hide, which will be released shortly on Netflix and will have a second season, as announced during the presentation.
“We are very happy, we started the year strong with an offer that nothing has to envy to that of 2019,” Marcos Santana, president of Telemundo Global Studios, told ttvnews.
«For everyone in the industry it is a fascinating moment, with a lot of mobility. In three years we will see a totally different picture of what is happening today,” he added.
BRANDON TARTIKOFF AWARD
Santana was also the great Latin protagonist of this second day of Natpe as the recepient of the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award.
The Venezuelan executive was the only Hispanic recognized in this edition of Natpe with the prestigious award and becomes the third Hispanic to receive the award along with Fernando Gaitán and Emilio Azcárraga Jean.
“It’s an award that came as a surprise to me and I will receive it with great humility on behalf of all Hispanics struggling to make better content,” he told ttvnews.
Together with Santana, actress Christine Baransk; Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment; Courtney Kemp, producer of Lionsgate / Starz; and Jeff Zucker, president of WarnerMedia News and Sports, and president of CNN Worldwide, received an award.