The original productions, under the Max Originals brand, will be on the new streaming platform that will arrive in Latin America and include a variety of genres and formats for audiences of all ages.
WarnerMedia Latin America announced production oftwo original titles,“Días de Gallos” and “Búnker”, for the arrival ofthe HBO Max global streaming platform in the region in June.In order to offerinnovative local contents that are relevant to audiences, WarnerMedia is preparing its first exclusive productions in Latin America designed for this platform,including seriesand feature films,scripted and unscripted, in addition to children’s programs and animationfor a variety of tastes and audiences of all ages. The first two exclusive contents are currently in production in Argentina and Mexico.
“WarnerMedia wants to be the No. 1 storyteller in the world, by generating experiences and emotions that our consumersvalue and enjoy – anywhere, anytime, on any screen. In Latin America, we are producing a wide variety of original contents that will soon be available on HBO Max”, said Tomás Yankelevich, Chief Content Officer - General Entertainment for WarnerMedia Latin America. “Our contents will be about great quality and also variety, featuring stories from a number of genres –from drama to comedy, from suspense to animation-addressed to a broad audience,with a new, absolutely creative outlook.”
The series “Días de Gallos”, currently filming in Buenos Aires, will introduce the competitive world of freestyle battles, in a riveting youth drama starring fresh faces such asAngela Torres, Eckoand Tomás Wicz;well-known talents such as Julieta Zylberberg, Carlos Portaluppi, Delfina Chaves and Rafael Spregelburd; and otherfreestylerssuch asRoma, NTC, Klan and the drag performer“La Queen”.Through ten 45-minute episodesproduced by Zeppelin Studios, “Días de Gallos” will depict the emotions and dreams of a community of young, talented artists competing against one another as they navigate their relationships of friendship, love and sex and try to learn from their mistakes.
“I am very happy to makepart of Dias de Gallos. I feel the show deals with the conflicts facing a number of young people these days, and does so with a very honest outlook,” commented Angela Torres. “I love Rafaela because I have learnt a lot from her; I feel very inspired by playing the part of a such a strong, brave woman.”
Eckoin turn has said: “The series depicts the world of freestyle battles, which is my own world. That makes me feel very comfortable in my role, and so does our great work team”.
Tomás Wicz, the other protagonist on the show, announced: “I am proud to be part of Dias de Gallos, because this is a brave show. This is the kind of show I would have needed to see when I was a teenager. There is no doubt in my mind that the show will change the way how young people are portrayed on TV. The characters on the show are very real, diverse and necessary.”
For its part, “Bunker” is an acid humor comedy that tells the story of a man who has lost the respect of his wife and children only finds peace in an old bunker in the basement of his home, but he cannot imagine what turn will give destiny. Currently being shot in Mexico D.F., Bunkerincludes eight half-hour episodes and features a great cast, including Bruno Bichir, Miguel Rodarte, Ricardo Polanco, Liz Gallardo, Adrián Vazquez, Claudette Maille, Giselle Kuri, Victor Oliveira and Jesús Zavala.
“Bunkeris a hilarious story.Vladimiro –the character I get to play- is a family man who has an anti-atomic bunkerin his home’s basement. As the world out there falls to pieces, we will witness a number of hilarious situations featuring Russian and Korean scientists and unscrupulous businessmen, all of them involved in ridiculous, wildly funny stories for our viewers’ enjoyment,” says Bruno Bichir. “In addition to being good fun, the show has a profound message to give: life is too short and we need to make the most of it, in harmony and with love.”
Miguel Rodarte, one of the stars of the show, says: “Bunkeris a revolutionary show that has pushed me to deliver a performance that is borderline dark/acid humor. That, plus the colorful characters on the show, have turned this into a unique, unforgettable experience… It’s atomic fun!”.
“Bunkeris the outcome of a lot of hard work by the people who make our industry one of the best industries in the world,” says actor Victor Oliveira. “It is a story involving two Mexican families, plus a bunch of Russians, Koreans, and activists who will come together for a common cause.It is a funny story about loyalty, family and lots of action.”
“We at WarnerMedia are very proud of the contents we have been working on for quite some time. Now, by way of HBO Max, we will have a great opportunity to bring those contents to an even broader range of audiences”, concluded Yankelevich.
WarnerMedia wants to be the No. 1 storyteller in the world, by generating experiences and emotions that our consumersvalue and enjoy – anywhere, anytime, on any screen” Tomás Yankelevich CCO General Entertainment for WarnerMedia Latin America