7 December: Selena is set to prodice a true crime docuseries “Mi Vecino, El Cartel”

According to Univision’s press release and information from The Hollywood Reporter, Selena will produce a true crime docuseries “Mi Vecino, El Cartel”.

Gomez and her production company, July Moon Productions, will produce a true crime docuseries called Mi Vecino, El Cartel (The Cartel Among Us) for Univision’s forthcoming subscription streaming service.

The program, which marks Gomez’s first Spanish-language series as a producer, is part of a larger investment in streaming by Univision, which plans to launch an untitled global subscription streaming product next year after its merger with Mexican TV giant Televisa is completed.

“We are going very big when it comes to the launch of our streaming services,” says Rodrigo Mazon, executive vp and GM of SVOD at Univision. “Our goal and our promise is to have the most extensive offering of originally produced Spanish language content in the world.”

The deal with Gomez is notable not only because it opens the door to a further relationship with the multihyphenate (Gomez produced the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why), but also because it underscores the importance of the true crime and docuseries genres, which are seen as critical backbones of streaming.

“We certainly hope to do more with her,” Mazon says, adding, “Selena Gomez is obviously a superstar — there’s probably nobody bigger — and she also cares a lot about elevating Latinx voices and storytelling. So the match was perfect. It is a pretty gripping and thrilling and crazy story, so we felt that it would be extremely interesting to everyone in the Spanish-speaking world and around the world to hear about it.”

“As a true crime fan, I was immediately captivated when I heard the story surrounding the homicide of Juan Guerrero Chapa. Not only did it take place close to my hometown in Texas, but it was also a story unlike anything I’ve ever heard,” said SelenaGomez. “I am excited to partner with Univision and really pull back the layers of his double life.”

Source: www.hollywoodreporter.com
Source: univision.com

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