By: Kristin Brzoznowski
The new Spanish-language drama series Tijuana, co-produced by Fusion Media Group (FMG) and Netflix, is scheduled to start production next month and will air in the U.S. on Univision Network and debut globally on Netflix.
Daniel Posada (El Chapo) will serve as a showrunner along with the series creator Zayre Ferrer. Tijuana will be co-produced by FMG Studios’ Story House and Netflix, which previously teamed up as co-pro partners on El Chapo.
The drama follows as the reporters of Tijuana Weekly race to cover a story when the presidential front-runner is shot in the street, but the facts they uncover run much deeper than the assassination.
In addition to Tijuana, Fusion Media Group and Netflix will co-produce two additional Spanish-language scripted series, as well as two English-language docuseries in partnership with the Fusion TV network.
“Tijuana matters because this is a critical time to be talking about what journalists around the world face every day in the pursuit of the truth, particularly in Mexico,” said Camila Jimenez Villa, the president and CEO of FMG Studios. “This expansion of our relationship with Netflix re-affirms the value of the content we’re producing. We will be increasing investment in production and expect to have nearly 200-plus hours of programming by 2020 across scripted and unscripted in English and Spanish. We’ll continue to bet on up and coming creators that truly represent a broad spectrum of stories, characters and experiences, with a particular eye on female and multicultural showrunners, writers and directors.”