Netflix to Produce 50 Productions in Mexico

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Following the success of the Oscar-nominated movie ”Roma” and the crime series “Narcos,” Netflix is expanding in Mexico.

Netflix will produce 50 TV shows and movies over the next two years. This will make the country Netflix’s top international property.

“To give you a sense of the scale and scope of this, we announced a few months ago that in the same kind of time frame we would have 30 original shows in India, so Mexico is our most in any one territory,” content chief Ted Sarandos told The Hollywood Reporter.

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On Tuesday, Sarandos announced Netflix would open an office in Mexico City to coordinate development and production activities for new productions. Among the original shows include “Como Caido Del Cielo,” which is a musical comedy inspired by the Mexican singer Pedro Infante. Other movies include “Overboard,” “Ahi Te Encargo” and multiple documentaries.

Netflix productions set to shoot this year is a biopic about Selena and “American Jesus,” which is based on a comic by Mark Millar.

This news comes after Alfonso Cuaron’s Mexico-set film “Roma” is considered as a front runner for the Academy Awards. Sarandos said Netflix is interested in working with Cuaron in the future.

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