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Netflix Orders Original Mexican Series ‘Monarca’

Drama to Focus on Mexican Elites Riddled by Corruption, Scandal and Violence

Netflix has announced that its latest original series from Mexico, “Monarca,” will begin production this fall and will launch globally in 2019. The new series starring Irene Azuela (“Quemar Las Naves,” “El hotel de Los Secretos”) will follow the world of wealthy Mexican elites riddled by corruption, scandal and violence.

Produced by Salma Hayek’s company, Ventanarosa, Lemon Studios and Stearns Castle, “Monarca” is described as a high stakes, multi-generational family saga about a tequila-born Mexican business empire, and the battle that ensues when a member of the family decides to fight the dirty system her family helped create.

“I’m extremely excited to partner with Netflix, and to be working with amazing Mexican talent in front of and behind the camera,” said Salma Hayek in a statement. “We are proud to show Mexico as a vibrant, sophisticated and culturally rich nation, fighting to control its own destiny.”