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From reggaeton to vallenato, from comedy to drama and kicking the ball to soccer, Netflix announced nine new Colombian productions

From reggaeton to vallenato, from comedy to drama and kicking the ball to soccer, Netflix announced nine new Colombian productions

At Netflix we know that being Colombian means much more than dancing reggaeton, singing vallenato “crack a joke about everything” live for the telenovela or having an indescribable passion for soccer (or fútbol). Being Colombian is also telling stories that make us smile, reminisce, reflect, and see ourselves reflected on the screen. And since we strive to have something for everyone, we’re happy to announce nine new local productions, that will make us feel more Colombian than ever!

On Ritmo Salvaje we will celebrate reggaeton with a soapy story filled with music, dancing and rivalry. Directed by Simon Brand and starring Greeicy Rendón y Paulina Dávila, the show began production last March in Bogotá and will arrive soon to the service.

Also, this year we will have a good dose of comedy with the premiere of Locombianos, a four part stand up collection, each starring a different Colombian comedian:Freddy Beltrán, Catalina Guzmán, Pamela Ospina y Diego Camargo; Juanpis, a scripted series inspired in the controversial and outlandish character created by Alejandro Riaño;  Nada Es Igual, a new stand up comedy special by comedian Lokillo Florez; and a unique series with a new format that combines monologues, sketches and talk show, written by and starring  Alejandra Azcárate.

And since we know in Colombia fútbol is religion, this year we will begin production on Goles en Contra, a scripted miniseries about the complicated relationship of Colombian soccer and drug trafficking, created by Pablo Gonzalez and Camilo Prince (Historia de un Crimen: Colmenares, El Robo del Siglo).

For telenovela lovers we have Pálpito, a soapy romance set in the dark underbelly of the organ trafficking world, starring Michel Brown, Ana Brenda Contreras and Sebastián Martínez; and  Perfil Falso, a spicy story about the deceptions of online dating, starring Danilo Santos, Ana Lucia Dominguez, Rodolfo Salas, Renata Notni and Rubén Cortada.

Finally, we will reminisce to the tune of  Diomedes and remember why vallenato is one of the most popular music genres in Colombia, while we discover the story behind this controversial but acclaimed character, in this documentary feature directed by Jorge Durán and Jaime Barbosa. 

Additionally, for the fans of the most unremarkable magician in the world, on April 30th we will premiere Chichipatos season 2.

To learn more about Netflix's Colombian productions and download the assets, click here.

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Luciana Tami, Latin America Publicity Manager

ltami@netflix.com