Netflix has already renewed its anthology series Historia de un Crimen for a second season, before the first has even finished production.
The scripted series tackles notorious, controversial crimes that have rocked countries for decades, generated social turmoil and triggered charges of corruption and a search for justice. Production on the first season, depicting the case of Mexican candidate Luis Donaldo Colosio, only began production in August, but the streaming giant has already ordered a second run, Colmenares.
The second season will chart the case of Luis Andrés Colmenares and will star Julian Roman, Enrique Carriazo and Fabiana Medina. Camilo Prince will serve as head writer, Andrés Calderón and Arlen Torres as producers, and Felipe Cano and Felipe Martinez as directors. The 8-episode season is produced by Dynamo for Netflix.
The announcement marks Netflix’s growing slate of original Colombian productions and a continued commitment to produce in the market. Indeed, six original titles from Colombia are set to premiere throughout this and next year, including two new local stand-up comedy specials with Liss Pereira and Ricardo Quevedo, the action-filled drama Wild District starring Juan Pablo Raba, young adult fantasy Always a Witch and crime thriller Green Frontier produced by Dynamo and Ciro Guerra.
Since launching in Colombia in 2011, Netflix has worked with notable local creators – whether through licensing deals, co-productions or originals – to bring their stories to life for over 130 million members worldwide. In addition to serving as a platform for Colombian talent to shine, Netflix has also invested in the market through the filming of various productions, both local and international, that have taken place throughout the country: from cosmopolitan cities like Bogotá and Caribbean landmarks like Cartagena, to Leticia in the Amazon and the vast mountains of La Macarena. This includes the upcoming bio-series Nicky Jam: El Ganador, J.C. Chandor’s newest film tentatively titled Triple Frontier, plus season two of the Mexican original series Ingobernable, among others. Over 35,000 locals have been hired as cast, crew and extras in these local productions over the years.
“Netflix is humbled and proud to give a voice to local talent and creators, helping them to not only reach Colombian viewers , but also to connect people all around the world to their unique stories,” says Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix. “By expanding our content across genres, we’re diversifying our offering and giving more choices to members via an ever-evolving platform that transcends borders. We’re excited to continue investing and exploring in the country.”
Netflix orders new anthology Historia de Un Crimen
28th August 2018
Netflix has ordered a new anthology series based real life crimes from around the world.
The streaming giant will take a leaf out of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story for Historia de un Crimen, a new scripted series that will tackle notorious, controversial crimes that have rocked countries for decades, generated social turmoil and triggered charges of corruption and a search for justice.
The first season, Historia de un Crimen: Colosio, will be produced by Andrés Calderón and Juan Uruchurtu, and directed by Hiromi Kamata and Natalia Beristáin. It will depict the case of Luis Donaldo Colosio, the Mexican politician and presidential candidate who was assassinated at a campaign rally in Tijuana during the Mexican presidential campaign of 1994.
It stars Jorge A. Jiménez (Narcos, Machete Kills, Hermoso Silencio), Ilse Salas (Cantinflas, Sr Avila), Alberto Guerra (Ingobernable, El Señor de los Cielos), Gustavo Sánchez Parra (Amores Perros, Man on Fire), Martín Altomaro (Mita y Mita, Rudo y Cursi), Lisa Owen (El Señor de los Cielos, Los Insólitos Peces Gato) and Ari Brickman (Sense8, Instructions not Included), with Rodrigo Santos as head writer.
“We are thrilled to continue exploring new formats, investing in international talent and partnering with the best storytellers around the world to create content that travels and resonates globally,” says Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Originals at Netflix. “Crime is a very popular genre across the globe, and we’re excited to bring Netflix members everywhere this new take on anthology series with an international twist.”
The eight-episode season is set to begin production this week in Mexico City and will be released in 2019.