×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Disney Latin America Unveils ‘Cazadores de milagros,’ ‘Americana’ TV Series

TV giant teams with high-profile Latino TV drama producers

Disney Media Distribution Latin America (DMDLA) has unveiled two new original TV series projects, teaming with high-profile producers on the Latino TV drama scene.

“Cazadores de milagros,” a 13-episode TV series, co-produced by Disney with Spain’s Mediapro Group, Mexico’s BTF Media and Miami-based Somos Productions, will combine fiction and reality.

Partnering with Naím Media Group, Disney is co-developing “Americana,” a 10-episode series set in late 19th century Brazil.

Produced by BTF in Mexico, “Cazadores” focuses on a skeptical journalist who needs a scoop to save his career, a young and brilliant heiress of a media empire, and an enigmatic clairvoyant, torn between faith and necessity.

Their destinies cross on a unique mission that will force them to question their doubts and certainties about faith as they investigate real cases of potential miracles. Sometimes, this particular team will find a scientific explanation to them; on other occasions, reason falls short when explain events.

“Who doesn’t welcome extraordinary miracles? A fascinating, enriching and motivating issue for all human beings,” said Fernando Barbosa, SVP and general manager at DMDLA.

According to DMDLA production director, Leonardo Aranguibel, author of the original story, the TV drama “will surprise many for its captivating and original cocktail of fictional characters intertwined with real-life events.”

“The series represents a major step in Mediapro’s international content strategy, reinforcing our goal of creating quality fiction globally,” said Laura Fernández Espeso, director of international content at the Mediapro Group, the Spanish TV giant, co-producer of HBO’s TV series “The Young Pope.”

“It’s going to be an extraordinary series, where all audiences will be able to conerge, beyond their beliefs,” added Daniel Burman, head of content at Mediapro U.S..

“Cazadores” re-teams DMDLA with BTF and Somos, whose joint-credits take in late Mexican singer Juan Gabriel smash hit TV series “Hasta que te conocí.”

In a parallel announcement, DMDLA unveiled at Mipcom Tuesday the series “Americana,” which it is  co-developing alongside Naím Media Group, the Washington-based creators of “El Comandante,” the Sony Pictures TV bio-series about Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez.

Combining family drama with political thriller and mystery, period series “Americana” is inspired by real-life events. It is set after the end of the American Civil War, when the Emperor of Brazil invited thousands of defeated Southerners to his country, the last in hemisphere where slavery had not been abolished

The imperial court sends a women reporter to investigate a series of violent murders in the colony of exiled Confederates, in Sao Paulo’s rainforest, where dark secrets are unveiled amidst Brazil’s political turmoil.

“’Americana’ is a fascinating story, based on real life, but a story that is different and really unknown,” Barbosa said. “It connects Brazil and the U.S. in the framework of the universal debate about slavery,” Aranguibel added.

Andrés Naím, CEO of Naím Media Group, concluded: “It happens at a time when the world was changing very fast; in that, it looks a lot like the world of today.”

More TV

  • The Outsider HBO

    TV Ratings: 'The Outsider' Is Growing and Matching 'Watchmen' So Far on HBO

    Watch out “Watchmen,” there’s a new word-of-mouth hit on the block at HBO. The premium cabler’s adaptation of Stephen King’s novel “The Outsider” is putting up solid viewership numbers through four episodes, and has shown excellent growth from week-to-week. Sunday night’s episode, the fourth so far, garnered almost 1.5 million viewers across all of HBO’s [...]

  • HBO Max logo

    'Broad City,' 'Good Place' Teams Set HBO Max Comedy Pilot

    HBO Max has ordered a comedy pilot for an untitled single-camera series from Paul W. Downs, Lucia Aniello, and Jen Statsky. All three serve as writers and executive producers on the pilot, with Mike Schur also executive producing. Downs, Aniello, and Statsky all previously worked together on the critically-acclaimed Comedy Central series “Broad City,” while [...]

  • TODAY -- Pictured: Carson Daly, Craig

    NBC News Has Considered Fifth Hour of 'Today' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Under the right circumstances, NBC might want to consider changing the name of its morning franchise from “Today” to “Nearly All Day.” NBC News has considered the prospect of creating a fifth hour of “Today” on weekdays, according to two people familiar with the matter, the latest nod to the growing spotlight many broadcast networks [...]

  • China leads the world in volume

    China Suspends Film Shoots Across the Country as Coronavirus Epidemic Worsens

    The largest film studio on the planet, China’s Hengdian World Studios, has announced it will shut down indefinitely, as productions in other parts of the country also announce they are closing up shop in light of the worsening coronavirus epidemic.  On Monday, the local government management committee in charge of the experimental industrial zone where [...]

  • Univision logo

    Final Bids for Univision Communications Expected by Next Week

    The sale process around Univision Communications is set to accelerate as final bids for the Spanish-language broadcaster are believed to be due by the end of next week. Univision hung out the “for sale” sign last July, when the company hired Morgan Stanley, Moelis & Co. and LionTree to advise on a sale process that [...]

  • Liz Heldens

    Liz Heldens Sets Drama Pilot 'Big Leap' at Fox

    “The Passage” creator Liz Heldens has scored a drama pilot order at Fox for the 2020-2021 season. The one-hour project is titled “The Big Leap.” Inspired by the UK docuseries “Big Ballet,” the show centers on a group of diverse underdogs from all different walks of life who compete to be part of a competition [...]

  • advertising placeholder NEW

    Procter & Gamble Gets Ready to Make Content for TV's Streaming Wars

    AT&T, Comcast and Walt Disney aren’t the only big companies eager to get into streaming-video. Procter & Gamble, one of the world’s most influential advertisers, is looking to do the same. P&G. the maker of Pampers, Crest and Bounty, among other popular supermarket staples, has struck a partnership with Stone Village Television, the production company [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content