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Sony preps El Mariachi TV series

Sony Pictures Television is making a TV series based on the Robert Rodriguez action movie El Mariachi.

The Spanish-language series will be aimed at the Spanish market and produced by SPT and its Latin prodco Teleset.

Based on the movie of the same name, the 70x1hr series will follow a young mariachi musician who is mistaken as a legendary fugitive and inadvertently becomes involved in a war with the drug cartels. He is then unjustly imprisoned, before escaping and setting out for revenge.

The series will run on the Sony Entertainment Television cable channel throughout Latin America and will be made on location in Mexico.

It marks SPT’s third SPT original for the Latin markets after the previously announced local remake of Breaking Bad, Metastasis, and Le Prepago, about a respectable woman leading a double life as an escort.

“Much like the film, El Mariachi offers audiences a unique blend of high-stakes action and romance,” says Angélica Guerra, senior VP and managing director, production, Latin America and U.S. Hispanic for SPT. “Staying true to the story, we are producing the series in Mexico shooting in magnificent locations and utilising some of the country’s best talent.”