Netflix Sets Dark Comedy Series From Mexican Filmmaker Manolo Caro

Nancy Tartaglione
Deadline

Netflix has set an untitled half-hour dark comedy from Mexican filmmaker Manolo Caro (Tales of an Immoral Couple). Shooting will begin in Mexico early next year with the 13-episode series later available across all 190 Netflix territories.

Shot in 4K, the comedy revolves around a seemingly successful and idyllic family-run flower business full of dysfunctional secrets. When the patriarch finds out his longtime mistress has suddenly passed away, he decides to bring their children into the household alongside his current wife and family who didn’t know they existed. The series explores the need to protect and forgive loved ones, no matter how uncomfortable. Rafe Lay and Stacy Perskie from Noc Noc Cinema will produce.

Erik Barmack, Netflix vice president of international originals, cites the success of Club De Cuervos in Mexico and in other countries as reaffirming “our bet on Mexican talent and productions like the upcoming Ingobernable, and this new project with Manolo.”

In addition to Tales Of An Immoral Couple, Caro is known for such films as Elvira I’ll Give You My Life But I’m Using It, Love Of My Loves, and I Don’t Know Whether To Slit My Veins Or Leave Them Long.

This project will be part of the Netflix Original productions slate filmed in Latin America including Narcos, Club de Cuervos, Ingobernable, 3%, Edha, O Matador and the untitled project from Jose Padilha based on current events in Brazil.

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