Netflix has started production on its New Mexican series Yankee.
The project marks Netflix’s growing investment in Mexican originals, with series recently launched including Ingobernable, Club de Cuervos, Luis Miguel and La Casa de Las Flores. It is even releasing its own Mexican reality series, Made in Mexico, later this month.
Yankee is the story of Malcolm Moriarty (Pablo Lyle), a young entrepreneur from the United States, who, to protect his family, crossed the border into Mexico and became a drug lord.
Yankee is produced by Argos with Epigmenio Ibarra and Verónica Velasco as executive producers. Carlos Carrera is the main director of the series and Diego Enrique Osorno, Eduardo Antonio Parra, Cesar Gandara, Alexandro Aldrete and Alo Valenzuela (coordinator) are part of the scriptwriting team.
In addition to Yankee, Netflix will be partnering with Argos to produce three other series: Justiciera, El club and El jefe. All of the shows will premiere between 2019 and 2020.
Yankee is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £8.99 monthly subscription.