The streaming platform Netflix are working with Mexican talent to create a series in the world of Mexican billionaires titled Monarca.
The series will be a saga of a multi-generational family on a Mexican business empire of tequila. There will be a battle when a member of the family decides to fight against the dirty system that his family helped create.
The series will go into production this fall and is scheduled to begin airing in 2019.
Starring Irene Azuela and Juan Manuel Bernal, the series will be produced by Salma Hayek’s Ventanarosa, Limón Studios, and Michael McDonald from Stearns Castle. The series was created by Diego Gutiérrez, who will also act as show runner.
“I am very excited to partner with Netflix and to work with incredible Mexican talent in front of and behind the camera,” Hayek said.
“We are proud to show Mexico as a vibrant, sophisticated and culturally rich nation struggling to control its own destiny.”
Diego Gutiérrez and Hayek had previously collaborated on the ABC series Ugly Betty.
“This is the definition of a passion project for me,” Gutierrez said. “Having been born and raised in Mexico, I am honored to have the opportunity to tell this story with Netflix and the highly talented team of the people in the United States and Mexico.”
Monarca marks the latest Mexican Netflix series. The transmission giant also broadcasts shows based on the country such as Ingobernable, Club de Cuervos and El Chapo.