MUMBAI: Telemundo Studios and Keshet International (KI) have announced a scripted deal to co-develop and produce a new original Spanish language series to air on Telemundo Network. The series will be the first Spanish language original production to be developed under the KI banner and will be co-produced with Telemundo Studios.
The development of the Spanish language series will be led by senior VP Perla Farias, Scripted Development for Telemundo Studios. The series will be produced by Telemundo Studios.
KI’s Head of Latin America, Kelly Wright, will oversee the project on behalf of the distribution and production group.
Telemundo Network is the #1 Spanish-language television network among adults 18-49 and adults 18-34, at 10PM timeslot, season-to-date. In addition, it is the #1 broadcast network in Q2 2016, regardless of language, among adults 18-34 during its Monday through Friday at 10PM, bolstered by the Telemundo Super Series such as “El Señor de Los Cielos,” “Señora Acero” and “La Querida del Centauro” competing against the largest broadcast English-language networks across the US.
“Keshet is known for producing powerful, unconventional and bold scripted series,” said Telemundo Network president Luis Silberwasser. “We are very excited to partner with Keshet on this development deal and about the prospects of what we can create together.”
“As we step up the pace of our expansion in Latin America, original development will be a top priority,” said Wright. “Telemundo produces excellent, gripping content that commands impressive numbers in the U.S., and this collaboration between our best developers will deliver a new pipeline of premium programming to the channel.”
The news comes during a period of rapid growth for KI in Latin America. It recently announced the hire of Frank Scheuermann as Head of Development and Production for the region, where he is charged with expanding the business’ local production and development capabilities.