The show will be shot in Mexico, starring Marina de Tavira (Netflix’s award-winning Roma, El Paraiso de la Invención, Falco) and written by Carlos Rincones (Tijuana, The Bad Guys).
Gaumont and Redrum partner to develop the Spanish language crime drama series, "Kolonie", starring Marina de Tavira (Netflix’s award-winning Roma, El Paraiso de la Invención, Falco) and written by Carlos Rincones (Tijuana, The Bad Guys). The series will be shot in Mexico with Redrum’s Stacy Perskie (Get the Gringo, La casa de las flores, Spectre:007) executive producing, and Christian Gabela, Gaumont’s SVP, Head of Latin America and Spain, serving as a head creative executive.
“Led by Gaumont’s Christian Gabela and his team, we are proud to develop Kolonie with our valued partner, Redrum, and are honored to have Marina de Tavira, one of the most talented actresses of today, star in the series,” stated Nicolas Atlan, President, Gaumont U.S. “At Gaumont, we take pride in producing important, local stories that resonate on a global scale, and we can’t wait to bring this riveting story to life.”
Perskie also commented: "We feel the Mennonite communities in Northern Mexico are a fascinating and unexplored part of our culture and telling a great story with a powerful female lead in that world is something that we are very excited about. We feel very lucky about having Marina de Tavira, one of the most emblematic Mexican actresses of our time, play that role and spearhead this project, which will shed light upon one of Mexico's hidden corners."
"Kolonie" centers around an emotionally complex seasoned special agent, Adriana (de Tavira), who is tasked with investigating the brutal murder of a Mennonite boy in rural Chihuaua, Mexico. Once there, she partners with a rookie local policeman who recently abandoned the Mennonite community to join the police force. As they inch closer to solving the crime, they slowly uncover the justice they pursue is mired in a dark web of corruption and mysticism that extends beyond anything they could have ever imagined.