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Televisa USA, Universal team for aliens and vigilantes

The US production division of Mexican cable giant Televisa and the cable production division of NBCUniversal have joined forces for two upcoming dramas, Pantera and Allies.

Chris PhilipTelevisa USA and Universal Cable Productions will jointly make the shows, which will be aimed at the US and international markets.

Pantera will be a contemporary adaptation of the 1970s Mexican comic book series of the same name. It follows a corruption-fighting martial artist who is wrongfully accused of murder.

Allies will be a reworking of Argentinian sci-fi series Aliados and follows six people from different races who are ‘allied’ to six alien beings as the future of humanity is put at stake.

“Both Pantera and Allies are unique and powerful stories, neither of which currently exist on television,” said Dawn Olmstead, executive VP, development at UCP. “We’re thrilled to be adapting them for American audiences in collaboration with the talented team at Televisa USA.”

“Crime and sci-fi are two of the most coveted genres in the world,” said Chris Philip (pictured), head of global production and distribution for Televisa USA. “We are both excited about the many creative possibilities that come with translating these stories into series that will strongly resonate with viewers in the US and globally.”