The Chilean series, based on a true story, was produced in collaboration with Fabula, was executively produced by De Dios Larraín and Ángela Poblete.
Netflix has announced the addition of the Chilean series “42 Dias En La Oscuridad” to its catalog. "We're very proud to create the first Chilean series for Netflix,” Executive Producer Fabula’s Juan de Dios Larraín said. “Creating content in our country to be seen by millions of viewers around the world is a challenge and an enormous responsibility. We put tremendous emphasis on quality."
The idea to contribute to the series derived from its partnership with Fabula, who works alongside Directors Claudia Huaiquimilla and Gaspar Antillo. “Every time we embark on a project, we look for stories that can entertain, inspire and engage various audiences around the world and challenge them to reflect on issues that affect us as a society,” the streamer said.
De Dios Larraín and Ángela Poblete will both serve as executive producers for the series. They will work alongside Mariane Hartard and Gunther Kaempfe. In addition to directing alongside Gaspar, Claudia is also a writer of the series with Rodrigo Fluxá. Enrique Videla will serve as story editor. “Part of what sold us on this project at Netflix was Claudia and Gaspar’s passion and drive to speak to raise awareness about gender-based violence,” the streamer said.
Inspired by real events, “42 días En La Oscuridad” is a fictional crime thriller about the disappearance of a woman, Verónica, and her sister Cecilia’s race against time to find her. In her search, Cecilia will have to fight against the authorities’ negligence, society’s prejudices, and harassment from the media. The cast will include Aline Kuppenheim as Verónica and Claudia Di Girolamo as Cecilia. “We saw a touching and reverent creative approach in the telling of the story of a missing woman and how those close to her react to her disappearance,” Netflix stated. ”The directors’ intimate and visceral perspective and Fabula’s track record as a production company inspired us to take on this project."
We're very proud to create the first Chilean series for Netflix. Creating content in our country to be seen by millions of viewers around the world is a challenge and an enormous responsibility. We put tremendous emphasis on quality.” Juan de Dios Larraín Executive Producer, Fabula