Spanish-language streaming service ViX announced the start of production of seven original titles during the second quarter of the year. The new ViX Original projects include six series and one film.
“With these seven new productions we continue to increase our original content offerings on ViX, with stories that appeal to the diverse tastes of our audiences. Since the launch, we have been working on a path of constant development and production that we know today strongly reflects and resonates with the audience's preferences and generates great successes in our service,” said Rodrigo Mazón, Chief Content Officer ViX for TelevisaUnivision.
▸ “La Banda” (working title) – Don Víctor, owner of Sanitarios Reyes, confides in Rafa his intentions to make him the boss and leave him the company as an inheritance along with the rest of his colleagues. The announcement will be made at the traditional posada of the factory. Rafael cannot keep the secret and tells all his colleagues, including Marcela, his wife, who has a mysterious past. Don Victor suddenly dies and Andy, his only son, reappears and claims the inheritance. With a debt behind him, Andy is determined to sell the factory to a voracious transnational corporation. Rafael and Marcela will be forced to create an unusual gang to recover the company and save the town from ruin.
▸ “Consuelo” (working title) – Set in Mexico City in the 50s, the series combines drama and comedy through the character of a woman from the Mexican high society who, after being abandoned by her husband, must manage to survive while taking control of her destiny and her pleasures, including the sale of sex toys. The show combines the conflicts of classic melodrama with the self-confidence of modern comedy to deal with current issues, magnified by the particular historical and moral context of the time, just before the beginning of the Sexual Revolution.
▸ “El Guardespaldas” (working title) – Julian is a criminal without vocation because he is a good guy. One day, while transporting stolen merchandise, he falls into the hands of a police commander with political ambitions. Now, to save his own skin and that of his mother, who launders money at her beauty store for the King of Fayuca, he must pose as the new physical education teacher at the exclusive school of his boss's rebellious daughter to find evidence against him. What Julian does not count on is that Paola will help him find his place in the world, while she, in turn, becomes more sociable and self-confident thanks to him. They form a strange and comical duo that becomes entangled in the middle of a criminal investigation.
▸ “Koati: Animated Series” – Created by Anabella Sosa-Dovarganes and Melissa Escobar, “Koati” is the first children’s animated series that celebrates diversity, the beauty of the natural environment and culture, all through Latino stories, created by Latinos for Latino families across the United States, Latin America, and the world.
▸ “Qué Chica Es El Mundo” (working title) – Renowned chef Lorena García will take the audience on a personal journey through some of the cuisines of Mexico and Peru, exploring the stories and roots of local recipes, and acknowledging the legacies of traditional chefs and cooks that preserve and modernize them.
▸ “Sabor De América” (working title) – Chef Jesús, famous for his foodie adventures on “Despierta América,” hits the road to find the new flavor of Latin cuisine and how this food is connecting cultures and communities across the United States. From the Atlantic coast all the way to the Pacific, Chef Jesús will discover the true Latin flavor in restaurants big and small – from Michelin-starred fine dining destinations to the smallest Midwestern taquerías.
▸ “Matar Al Jockey” – Remo Manfredini is a legend in the fascinating world of turf racing, but his self-destructive behavior overshadows his great talent. Abril, an up-and-coming jockey, is pregnant by him and hesitates between having his child or continuing to race. They both race for Sirena, an important businessman who saved Remo's life in the past and is obsessed with the jockey. One day Remo causes a big accident, disappears from the hospital and wanders the streets. Abril and Sirena go in search of him, but by the time they find him Remo has transformed into a very different person.
ViX service offers more than 75.000 hours of on-demand content, and over 100 streaming channels all in Spanish. The app is available with two access tiers - one free with ads and one premium with a subscription -, in the United States, Mexico, and most of Spanish-speaking Latin America, across all major mobile platforms, connected TV devices and online at vix.com.