Netflix is showing latino programming some love as it now offers a more robust selection of Hispanic titles to its U.S. members, ranging from tele-series and novelas, to kids shows, comedies, documentaries and movies as a result of expanded partnerships with leading broadcasters Univision, UniMas, Telemundo and others.
I reveled in this announcement from Netflix as I previously tried finding Spanish language programming for my mother on Netflix and totally failed in my efforts. While my mother has acclamated to where she speaks, writes and talks english, knowing that I can now offer her programming in her native language is really awesome.
Among the Hispanic releases coming to Netflix is the outrageous original Spanish-language series, Club de Cuervos, by Mexican filmmaker Gaz Alazraki (“Nosotros los Nobles”), in all Netflix territories on August 7, 2015. Balanced equally among comedy and drama, Club de Cuervos brings viewers into the middle of a no-holds-careed battle among members of a wealthy family, triggered by the death of the patriarch, to determine who will gain control of the beloved professional soccer team, The Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo. The series stars Luis Gerardo Mendez and Mariana Trevino, and features Stephanie Cayo, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Ianis Guerrero and Antonio de la Vega.
Among the fantastic programming Netflix U.S. members can now enjoy are iconic titles that have touched generations of Hispanics such as El Chapulín Colorao, Teresa, Rebelde, María La Del Barrio, La Usurpadora, Rubi; more recent favorites, including El Señor de los Cielos, La Reina del Sur, La Viuda Negra, Dueños del Paraiso, Señora Acero, Los Héroes Del Norte, El Cartel, El Cartel 2, Pablo Escobar, El Patrón del Mal, Operación Jaque, La Prepago, Los Caballeros Las Prefieren Brutas; and the US Hispanic version of the Brazilian classics like El Clon, among many others.
“Generations have loved shows like El Chavo and we are confident that they will enjoy recent titles like La Dictadura Perfecta as well as the latest addition to our originals slate, Club de Cuervos,” said Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix. “We’re thrilled to be working with Univision and Telemundo as well as a range of amazing Latin American content creators to enrich our Hispanic content mix in the U.S., allowing families to watch some of their favorite shows together when and how they want.”
In addition to the broadened slate of Hispanic series and films, acclaimed Netflix Original Series, including Orange is the New Black, Marvel’s Daredevil, House of Cards, Bloodline, Grace and Frankie, and Sense8, are also available to U.S. members with Spanish-language dubbing and subtitles.
All thirteen episodes of season one of Club De Cuervos will be available exclusively on Netflix. The Alazraki Productions series was created by Gaz Alazraki and Mike Lam and executive produced by Gaz Alazraki, Leonardo Zimbron, Mike Lam, Jay Dyer, with producers Moises Chiver and Monica Vargas.