El Mariachi to be produced entirely in Mexico
Sony Pictures Television greenlights original series El Mariachi
20 de agosto de 2013
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Teleset today announced that they will produce the original scripted series El Mariachi for the Latin American market. 70 episodes of the one-hour drama will air across Latin America on Sony Entertainment Television (SET). Based on the Robert Rodríguez film of the same name, El Mariachi follows a young mariachi musician, Martín Aguirre, who is mistaken as a legendary fugitive and inadvertently thrown into a war with the cartels. After being unjustly imprisoned, the mariachi escapes to seek revenge against those who wronged him, regain his honor and fight for the woman he loves. El Mariachi stars Iván Arana (Soy tu Fan and Bienvenida Realidad) as Martín Aguirre, Marta Higareda (Street Kings and Borderland) as Celeste Sandoval and Julio Bracho (La Clínica and Por ella soy Eva) as Fernando Sandoval. El Mariachi is the first series to be produced by SPT and Teleset entirely in Mexico. In addition, it marks their third SPT-commissioned project for Latin American audiences, joining La Prepago and Metástasis, the recently-announced adaptation of Breaking Bad. All three original series have been sold across most major Spanish-speaking markets.