Turner Latin America has signed an agreement with LatAm content company Spiral International to bring the Mexican drama series Falco, based on Red Arrow Studio International’s scripted format The Last Cop, to its Latin American cable entertainment channel TNT.
The new Spanish-language version (15 x 1 hour, and a feature length pilot) will hit screens in Mexico later this year. The deal follows the news that Falco has also been sold to Amazon Prime Video for Latin America and to NBCUniversal’s Telemundo for the United States.
Falco is produced by Spiral International and Dynamo (Narcos), and features Michel Brown in the lead role. The series is showrun and directed by Mexican multi-hyphenate Ernesto Contreras (El Chapo).
“We are pleased to be part of this agreement with Spiral, Red Arrow Studios International and Dynamo,” said Tomás Yankelevich, EVP and chief content officer, general entertainment, Turner Latin America.
“Falco has an innovative structure for television alongside a modern hero, with robust relationships between its characters and a fresh vision of Mexico away from stereotypes. A perfect mix of action and drama with touches of humour. This series is added to a bigger strategy that TNT has been developing in Mexico, focusing on local talent and shows with the objective of producing original content.”
Zasha Robles, executive producer and managing director at Spiral International, added: “The series promises to be a thrilling, gritty and realistic exploration of crime in urban Mexico City and we’re confident it will be a huge hit with audiences across Latin America.”
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20th March 2019