Las Azules: Apple TV+ orders crime drama about Mexico’s first female police force
James R | On 30, May 2022
Apple TV+ has given a series order to Las Azules, a Spanish-language crime drama based on the thrilling true stories of Mexico’s first female police force.
From International Emmy Award-winning showrunner and director Fernando Rovzar (Monarca, Sr Ávila) and Pablo Aramendi (José José, Tijuana), the series will feature an entirely Hispanic cast and crew, led by Ariel Award nominee Bárbara Mori (La Negociadora, El Complot Mongol, La Mujer De Mi Hermano) as María, a devoted wife who discovers her true calling when a surprising opportunity arises.
Set in 1970 and inspired by true events, Las Azules tells the story of María and three other women who defy theconservative norms of the time and join the country’s first female police force, only to discover that their squad is a publicity stunt to distract the media from a brutal serial killer. As the body count grows, María, whose determination to catch the killer becomes an obsession, Gabina, an aspiring officer, Ángeles, a brilliant fingerprint analyst, and Valentina, a young rebel, set up a secret investigation to achieve what no other male officer has been able to do and bring the serial killer to justice.
The series is produced by International Emmy Award-winning Lemon Studios (Monarca, Control Z, Sr. Ávila), with Emmy Award nominee Wendy Riss (Yellowstone, Genius, The Killing), Erica Sanchez Su (Monarca, La Venganza de Las Juanas, Paramédicos) and International Emmy Award winner Billy Rovzar (Monarca, Control Z, Sr. Ávila) serving as executive producers.
Pre-production is currently underway in Mexico City.