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Starzplay grows Spanish-language slate with dramedy Yellow from The Immigrant

Lionsgate’s global streaming platform Starzplay is teaming up with Fremantle and Bron-backed prodco The Immigrant on Spanish-language dramedy series Yellow (working title).

Tessa Ia

Filming is already underway in Mexico City and Baja California on the six-part, 30-minute show, created and directed by Sofia Auza (Adolfo) and Silvana Aguirre (El Chapo), who also serve as co-showrunners.

It follows a pair of female fugitives who steal a manual taxi to escape from the law. However, when they realise the vehicle isn’t automatic, they also kidnap the taxi driver, who happens to be a suicidal ex-Formula 1 racer.

The show stars Tessa Ia (De Brutas, Nada), Lizeth Selen (Rebelde) and Martín Saracho (Quién Mató a Sara?).

It will launch on Starzplay in Europe and Latin America. In the US, it will debut on SVoD platform Pantaya, which is set to be acquired by TelevisaUnivision. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2022 pending customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals in the US.

Auza and Aguirre serve as executive producers alongside The Immigrant CEO Camila Jimenez.

Jeff Cooke, senior VP, programming, international digital networks for Starz, said the project and the partnership with The Immigrant reinforced the company’s “commitment to coproducing locally made and culturally relevant content.”

European producer and distribution giant Fremantle and Canada-based Bron invested in The Immigrant in 2019. The company produces series and movies in English and Spanish, and has offices in LA, Mexico, Colombia and Spain.

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