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Netflix Announces Original Series ‘Siempre Bruja’

Series to Premiere in 2019

Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, announced that “Siempre Bruja,” its second Colombian original series which will debut exclusively on Netflix around the globe in 2019. Inspired by the novel Yo, Bruja by Isidora Chacon, the show is slated to begin production summer 2018 with Dago García (Pedro el escamoso, El Paseo) as executive producer.

The logline: “Siempre Bruja” will follow 19 year old Carmen, a Colombian slave and witch from the 17th century who, with the help of a wizard, travels in time to escape being burned at the stake. Carmen finds herself in present day Cartagena starting a new life… but once a witch, always a witch.

Composed of ten one-hour episodes and shot entirely in 4K, the young adult drama will be produced by Caracol Television for Netflix. The series will be directed by Liliana Bocanegra (“La Esclava Blanca”) and Mateo Stivelberg (“La Esclava Blanca”).

This new series joins a larger slate of original productions being filmed in Latin America, including the recently announced Colombian original series with Dynamo Productions, as well as “Ingobernable,” “Club de Cuervos,” “La Casa de las Flores,” “Edha,” “Narcos,” “Samantha!,” “O Mecanismo,” “O Matador,” “3%” and “Coisa Mais Linda.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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