Global drama producers Fremantle and Oscar award-winning Fabula’s hit Spanish-language psychological thriller, "La Jauría", has been acquired by WarnerMedia’s new streaming service, HBO Max. The deal with Fremantle, will see the series launch on the platform, under the name "La Jauría" (The Pack), to US audiences on 8th December 2020. The 8 x 60’ series tells the story of a disappearance of a young girl in a Catholic school who stages a protest and unwittingly becomes the centre of a police investigation. The investigation exposes a deadly online game which recruits men to commit acts of aggression toward women, brought to light when a video of the young girl’s own assault goes viral after she vanishes.
The series stars Daniela Vega (A Fantastic Woman) and Antonia Zegers (Fugitivos), along with Mariana Digirolamo (Ema, Pituca sin Lucas), Antonia Giesen (Ema, Inés del alma mía), Paula Luchsinger (Ema, Tranquilo Papá), Alberto Guerra (El Señor de los Cielos, Ingobernable), Marcelo Alonso (The Club) and Francisco Reyes (Dónde Está Elisa). “We are extremely proud to be partnering with HBO Max for 'La Jauría'. It’s a gripping, compelling and timely drama that addresses important topical issues regarding the epidemic of violence against women. We are confident HBO’s audience will be moved by the standout storyline and the powerful performances from the outstanding cast,” Sheila Aguirre, EVP of Content Distribution and Format Sales, Latin America, International, Fremantle, who brokered the deal with HBO Max, said.
Angela Poblete, Regional Head of TV at Fabula said: “We are thrilled that the first season of La Jauría is finding new audiences around the world and we are delighted that HBO Max has chosen our series for their platform in the United States. We hope that it will be as well received in the US as it was in Latin America.”
The series is directed by the acclaimed Lucía Puenzo (The German Doctor and Cromo), and produced by Fabula and Fremantle, along with Argentine company Kapow as associate producer, in partnership with Chilean pubcaster TVN and the Consejo Nacional de Televisión (CNTV). Executive producers on the series are Fremantle’s Christian Vesper, Fabula’s Juan de Dios and Pablo Larraín, Ángela Poblete and Juan Ignacio Correa. The series is distributed globally by Fremantle. Fremantle has sold the series to 73 territories worldwide, including SBS (Australia), ARTE (France, Germany, German speaking Switzerland and Austria), COSMOTE TV (Greece), Manoto TV (MENA), CANAL+ Poland (Poland), VIASAT (Russia), Movie Generation TV (Croatia), BluTV (Turkey) and Mola TV (Indonesia). Amazon Prime Video holds the rights to the series in Latin America and Spain.
"La Jauría" first debuted on Amazon Prime Video across audiences in Latin America and Spain in July 2020. Among the early critical reviews, La Voz from Argentina called it “a daring series on gender violence”; WRadio (Mexico) said “this is a powerful story about women who stand for themselves, through splendid performances from Chile”; while Clarín (Argentina) stated “La Jauria is an addictive show.” Production on season two of the series is currently underway in Chile.