Netflix is planning a hell of a winter, as it heads to Mexico his December for Diablero.
The horror fantasy series is based on the book “El Diablo me obligó” by F.G. Haghenbeck. Before angels had abandoned Mexico City, there was a balance between good and evil. Now that they have left, its citizens have fallen in hands of the demons. The show follows Father Ramiro Ventura, a fallen priest who finds himself seeking the aid of legendary “diablero” or demon hunter Elvis Infante. With the aid of Nancy Gama, a modern day superhero, this improbable trio sets in motion a series of events that could determine the fate of mankind.
The series lands on Friday 21st December. Here’s the first trailer:
Diablero: Season 1 is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.
Netflix commissions Mexican horror fantasy Diablero
7th August 2017
Netflix has commissioned Diablero, a new horror fantasy series from Mexico.
During the “Vive Netflix” event in Mexico City, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos announced the production, which is produced by Juan Gordon and Pedro Uriol of Morena Films. The executive producer and director for the series, J.M. Cravioto (El Chapo, Sr. Ávila, El Más Buscado) and director Rigoberto Castañeda (Paramédicos, Hasta que te Conocí, KM31) join a growing slate of Latin American original productions that Netflix has brought to audiences around the world.
Indeed, the streaming giant now has 50 new and returning productions in various stages of development in Latin America, including 19 stand-up comedy specials.
These specials from 21 new comedians (across Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Brazil) are in various stages of production featuring talent such as Natalia Valdebenito, Ricardo Quevedo, Sebastián Wainraich, as well as a new wave of sets from Sofía Niño de Rivera and Carlos Ballarta.
The streaming service is investing in local voices who are expanding the range of stories being created, says Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. In turn, these truly Latin American stories are captivating members globally, with dystopian thriller 3% from Brazil and political drama Ingobernable from Mexico generating “unexpected fandom” in countries like Korea, Italy, Turkey and Australia.
“Local creatives are breaking the paradigms of what storytelling has traditionally looked like in Latin America,” adds Sarandos. “As part of our expanded investment in the region, we’re looking for innovators who are excited about redefining the boundaries of Latin American entertainment, which makes the opportunity to push into an underserved format like stand up even more exciting. It’s also why a unique and high quality story like Diablero feels so compelling.”
Netflix’s latest series out of Mexico, Diablero, is a horror fantasy thriller centered around Father Ramiro Ventura, a fallen priest who finds himself seeking the aid of legendary “diablero” or demon hunter Elvis Infante. With the aid of Nancy Gama, a modern day superhero, this improbable trio sets in motion a series of events that could determine the fate of mankind.
Diablero also has a comedic twist and it’s based on the book “El Diablo me obligó” by F.G. Haghenbeck. Alongside Cravioto and producing company Morena Films, the writers include Pablo Tebar, Veronica Marza, Gibrán Portela, Luis Gamboa and José Rodríguez. Netflix members everywhere can expect this supernatural battle between demons and angels in 2018.
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