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Caracol TV Ramps Up English-Language Output

Wrapped ‘Expatriot,’ the third co-production with Mar Vista

Underscoring its commitment to the international marketplace, Colombia’s Caracol TV continues to ramp up its English-language production with “Expatriot,” [sic] its third co-production with LA-based Mar Vista.

“Expatriot” is a thriller about a female CIA whistleblower agent who flees to Colombia. Shot 100% in the capital of Bogota, the TV movie was helmed by Conor Allyn and stars Charlie Weber (“How to get Away with Murder”), Valene Kane (“The Fall”) and David Valencia (“The Boy”).

“We plan to give it a limited theatrical release; Mar Vista starts international sales during AFM,” said Caracol Head of Co-productions Alejandro Toro. Caracol and Mar Vista previously co-produced kidnap thriller TV movie “Abducted,” also directed by Allyn, which aired on Lifetime in the US, and romcom “Cup of Love,” which has just started selling on the market since May.

Caracol’s Felipe Boshell and Mar Vista’s Fernando Szew serve as executive producers while Toro and Kristopher McNeeley produced “Expatriot.”

Meanwhile, on the Spanish-language front, Caracol has produced up to eight low-budget films and is developing two more.

The network is in pre-production on “Surviving Pablo Escobar,” a Spanish-language series based on the autobiography of John Jairo Velasquez, alias “Popeye,” once the leader and commander of Escobar´s squadron of hitmen who gave himself up to prevent the murder of the woman he loved.

In June, Netflix snagged exclusive first window and SVOD rights to “Surviving Pablo Escobar,” drama “La Nina” and other properties to Latin America, the United States, Canada, Spain, Portugal and Andorra except Colombia where Caracol has its own top-rated digital multiplatform, Caracol Next.

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