The development of the Spanish-language series will be led by Perla Farias, Senior Vice President, 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 10 p.m., 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 Luis Silberwasser, President, Telemundo Network. “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.