Hollywood, CA – Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, announced today Siempre Bruja, its second Colombian original series which will début exclusively on Netflix around the globe in 2019. Inspired by the novel Yo, Bruja by Isidora Chacon, the show is slated to begin production summer 2018 with Dago García (Pedro el escamoso, El Paseo) as executive producer.
The series will follow 19 year old Carmen, a Colombian slave and witch from the 17th century who, with the help of a wizard, travels in time to escape being burned at the stake. Carmen finds herself in present day Cartagena starting a new life… but once a witch, always a witch.
“We’re excited to continue investing in the wonderful content and talent Colombia has to offer, and especially to be working with Caracol, as well as the creators of hit shows such as La Esclava Blanca,” said Erik Barmack, Vice President of International Originals. “Our second Colombian original Siempre Bruja is not only a magnetic young adult story that audiences will love, but also holds a powerful message of empowerment that will connect deeply with members both in Colombia and globally”.
Composed of ten one-hour episodes and shot entirely in 4K, the young adult drama will be produced by Caracol Television for Netflix. The series will be directed by Liliana Bocanegra (La Esclava Blanca, Made in Cartagena, Celia) and Mateo Stivelberg (La Esclava Blanca, La Rectora). Ana Maria Parra (Cuando Vivas Conmigo, La Nocturna) will be head writer.
This new series joins a larger slate of original productions being filmed in Latin America, including the recently announced Colombian original series with Dynamo Productions, as well as Ingobernable, Club de Cuervos, La Casa de las Flores, Edha, Narcos, Samantha!, O Mecanismo, O Matador, 3% and Coisa Mais Linda, among others.
Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 109 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
With over 45 years-experience in the TV industry, Caracol Television produces 6,000 hours of audiovisual material/year, with over 12,000 hours of original library, its programs have been broadcasted in approximately 80 countries the world over, and local adaptations of its scripts have become major successes worldwide. With offices in Miami, Madrid and Bogota, Caracol International distributes soap operas, series and entertainment formats created by Caracol Television that have crossed cultural and linguistic barriers, thus becoming products attaining worldwide acknowledgement because of the excellent results obtained wherever they havebeen broadcasted or produced.
Caracol Television broadcasts and operates three cable channels: Caracol International reaching over eleven million households in 23 countries through cable and satellite platforms, and Epoca and Novelas Caracol channels broadcasted exclusively in Colombia with an estimated 1.5 million household audience. Additionally, Caracol offers costume production and postproduction services in Colombia for domestic and international clients.Caracol Television is a division of Valorem, belonging to the Santo Domingo group, which is also the owner of Cine Colombia, Comunican, El Espectador, Cromos Investments, Blu Radio and La Kalle. Furthermore, this group also controls Stocks Models, an event organizer and model managing enterprise.