The Hispanic giant announced the start of filming of the new version of the drama, which will feature Yalitza Aparicio as one of its stars.
TelevisaUnivision announced today that a reboot of the hit series Mujeres Asesinas (Killer Women) will arrive exclusively on ViX+, its new global subscription-based premium streaming service (SVOD) launching in July.
Yalitza Aparicio, nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress in 2019, will join renowned actresses to star in an episode of the psychological drama that began filming this month.
The award-winning anthology that became one of the most popular series on Mexican television returns with fresh stories, a stellar cast, and prominent writers and directors. Written by renowned Spanish writer Alicia Luna, ViX+ presents eight original Mexican stories inspired by Marissa Grinstein’s book Mujeres Asesinas.
“The new generations and fans of Mujeres Asesinas will be able to enjoy a new version of this popular franchise. With a bold approach, the series tells each story from the point of view of those who lived through extreme situations that led them to commit murder,” said Vincenzo Gratteri, senior vice president of development at ViX+.
“We have top talent both in front of and behind the cameras who together have created a new take on the anthology that broke barriers and delighted audiences internationally.”
Pepe Castro, Carlos García Agraz, and Ana Lorena Pérez-Ríos direct the series under the executive production ofFrancisco Casasús, Rafael Cuadros, and Luis Luisillo Miguel.
With stories inspired by real life, the protagonists of this series did not have simple, peaceful, or happy lives. They dealt with violent partners, manipulative fathers or mothers, hostile bosses, and humiliating situations. All of them tried to improve their lives and failed. Without the resources or psychological help, they reached the limit of their strength in tragic situations from which there was no way to escape and when jail or death was less terrifying than continuing to endure.
Mujeres Asesinas is a production of Plétora Productions.