James Farrell, Head of International Amazon Originals, Amazon Studios

Amazon expands local original content in LatAm
23 de enero de 2020

Amazon announced it has green-lit four new local original series from Argentina, Chile, and Colombia, marking the first-ever locally produced Amazon Originals to launch in these countries that will also be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

The four scripted series announced to consist of Argentinean original Iosi, El Espía Arrepentido (Iosi, The Repentant Spy), a spy thriller to be directed by Daniel Burman (El Abrazo Partido, El Rey del Once, Pequeña Victoria) and Sebastián Borensztein (Heroic Losers, Chinese Take-Out); the Chilean originals La Jauría (The Pack), a mystery thriller directed by Lucía Puenzo (XXY, Cromo, The German Doctor), and Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Colony), a docuseries from producer Diego Guebel (Caiga Quien Caiga) exploring the hidden truths behind one of Chile’s most dangerous cults; and the Colombian original series Noticia de un Secuestro (News of a Kidnapping), a suspenseful drama based on the non-fiction book by Gabriel García Márquez and directed by Andres Wood (Violeta Se Fue A Los Cielos, La Buena Vida) and executive produced by Rodrigo García (The Affair, Six Feet Under) and AGC Television.

“We know our Prime Video audiences across Latin America are eager for local shows from the best local voices, and we couldn’t be more excited to introduce these first local series for Argentina, Chile and Colombia that already have some of the most locally renowned directors and talent attached,” said James Farrell, Head of International Amazon Originals, Amazon Studios. “And in addition to delighting local audiences, we’re thrilled to be able to bring the work of these talented local writers, directors, producers and actors behind each series to an international audience of more than 100 million Prime members worldwide.”
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