27 OCT 2023

Movistar Plus+ and ViX begin filming "El Dentista"

Filming for the new thriller series, starring Demián Bichir, has kicked off production in Mexico City.

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Movistar Plus+ and ViX unveiled their new original series, "El dentista" The working title is a historical and suspenseful work based on Julio Rojas' novel, "The Foreign Visitor." "Working alongside such brilliant teams as ViX and Fábula on a suspenseful thriller is an honor for us," María Valenzuela, General Manager at Movistar Plus+ International said. "We are sure that this series is going to delight us with the huge international run it has ahead of it."

"El dentista" is a production of Fábula, the production company of Chilean creators Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín, Academy Award winners. The filming has kicked off production in Mexico City. The series stars Academy Award nominee Demián Bichir, Camila Sodi  and Alberto Amman. International sales for the series will be handled by Movistar Plus+ International. 

The series is executive produced by Demián Bichir, Ángela Poblete and Mariano Carranco and directed by Hari Samaa along with Israel Adrián Caetano also serving as executive producer and writer. The cast also includes Dagoberto Gama, Ianis Guerrero, Roberto Sosa, Claudia Ramírez, Carlos Aragón, Lisa Owen, and Natasha Dupeyrón. "It is an immense joy for me to be part of this formidable group of actors and production team led by ViX and Fabula," Actor and Executive Producer, Demián Bichir, said. "Julio Rojas’ story is such a powerful material that we are all enjoying enormously. We hope people will love it too when they watch it."

"El dentista" tells the story of Nolasco Black, a forensic dentist who investigates the brutal murder of a prostitute. As he delves deeper into the case, memories of his own tragic loss resurface, fueling his determination to catch the killer. He soon discovers that the infamous Jack the Ripper has made his way to America and is continuing his reign of terror. With the help of the secretive Flammarion society, Nolasco sets out to stop Jack before he can strike again. Along the way, he finds an unexpected ally in Sofia, a brilliant chemist and member of the Flammarion society. As they work together to solve the case, Nolasco falls for Sofia. When Jack learns that Nolasco and his gang are on his trail, a game of death begins with devastating consequences.

"El Dentista is a series that brings together a true dream team of talent both in front and behind the camera. Our first project with Fabula, in a great partnership with the Larrain brothers, is an intelligent and passionate thriller created and written by the renowned screenwriters Julio Rojas and Israel Adrian Caetano and starring the Academy Award nominee Demián Bichir," said Rodrigo Mazón, Chief Content Officer ViX for TelevisaUnivision. "The gripping pace of the plot and the elegance of the staging make this series a show that will not leave ViX viewers indifferent."

Working alongside such brilliant teams as ViX and Fábula on a suspenseful thriller is an honor for us. We are sure that this series is going to delight us with the huge international run it has ahead of it.” María Valenzuela General Manager at Movistar Plus+ International

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