Hache: Netflix orders new Spanish language drama to series


Netflix is drawing in a larger audience with every Spanish production and is seemingly keeping viewers occupied and satisfied with underground economy and drug content. In mixing the two together, and ordering a show from a new company, Netflix is betting on its recent formula in a new drama, Hache. 

The numbers of Spanish speaking individuals in America are rising. Netflix international appeal has become a company priority. Sadly, heroin has greatly contributed to the opiate epidemic that is rising throughout the world, not just in white suburban America. Netflix new Spanish language drama, Hache, continues the companies focus on Latin America and the long-running underground drug economies.

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Hache will be an eight-part series starring Adriana Ugarte (Palmeras En La Nieve) and Javier Rey (Fariña). Canal+ Spain exec will help lead the project through his company, Weekend Studio. Created by Verónica Fernández, Hache is based on a true story.

Based in Barcelona in the mid-1960’s, the show will follow Helena (Ugarte) as she becomes more immersed in the heroin trade.

Erik Barmack, Netflix Vice President of International Originals, said of the decision to order more Spanish language drug content.

“We are big fans of Javier and Adriana’s work, and couldn’t be more excited to see them both in a Netflix Original series. And the world that Verónica, Tomás, and Jorge have created is unique, fresh, and likely to have global appeal. We’re ready to add Hache to our growing list of Spanish series intended for global audiences.”

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Executive producers Tomás Cimadevilla and Jorge Iglesias sound confident in Hache, their first project. As veterans in other roles, they know that having a hit as your opener really helps drive business and allow for ma ore creative license in a sophomore effort.

“At Weekend Studio we are very proud that our first project is a Netflix original series. Our company is committed to a global perspective and with Netflix, this objective is guaranteed. We are confident that this is the first step towards a long and successful collaboration.”

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Source: Deadline