Toda La Sangre kicks-off production directed by Luis Prieto and Hari Sama with Aaron Díaz and Ana Brenda Contreras in the lead roles

August 4, 2021

Maribel Ramos-Weiner

Zasha Robles Spiral International

Pantaya, STARZPLAY, and Spiral International announced the kick-off of production on the Mexican crime-thriller Toda la Sangre. Produced by Fremantle Mexico, Toda la Sangre is directed by internationally acclaimed directors Luis Prieto and Hari Sama.

Spanish language superstars Aaron Díaz and Ana Brenda Contreras have secured the lead roles on this sophisticated genre series based on the best-selling novels by Mexican author Bernardo Esquinca.

Prieto is known for directing theatrical features (Kidnap) and TV series (White Lines, Snatch); while Sama gained popularity with his award-winning feature film This is Not Berlin.

Díaz (Quantico) will play the role of Eugenio Casasola, a journalist who joins forces with Lieutenant Edith Mondragon, played by Ana Brenda Contreras (Dynasty), in a quest to uncover the truth behind a series of visceral murders that resemble Aztec sacrifices in modern-day Mexico City.

Distributed internationally by Fremantle, the ten-episode series is developed and produced by showrunner and executive producer Zasha Robles from Spiral International, the creator behind the International Emmy Award-winning series Falco. “We are extremely lucky to be working with such talented creators, Luis Prieto, Hari Sama, Aaron Diaz, and Ana Brenda Contreras, as well as the production team behind Fremantle Mexico, who together, are the dream team in the creation of our Aztec thriller – Toda la Sangre,” Robles stated.

Toda la Sangre is an atmospheric premium series that explores Mexico’s complex cultural heritage through unforgettable images and characters. We are extremely proud of the team Zasha has assembled to bring Toda la Sangre to life, with A-list talent both behind and in front of the camera,” said Mario Almeida, Head of Content for Pantaya.

Toda la Sangre features an incredibly talented creative team and cast who will bring this sophisticated story set in Mexico and against some of the most iconic architecture in Mexico City to life,” said Superna Kalle, president of International Networks for Starz.

Coty Cagliolo, Head of Production, Fremantle Mexico added “Bernardo Esquinca’s work is loved and admired all over the world, so we are excited to bring Toda la Sangre to life, a truly gripping series with a stellar cast both in front and behind the camera. Set against the iconic backdrop of Mexico City, the series is a crime thriller like no other, a race to catch a serial killer before they strike again, and where ancient worlds and present-day collide with devastating consequences.”