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Sony Pictures Television has announced plans to produce 70 episodes of El Mariachi, an original series based on the 45-year-old Mexican American director’s 1992 cult film of the same name.
In 2011, El Mariachi was selected as an addition to the National Film Registry of films for preservation by the Library of Congress for it’s “enduring significance to American Culture.”
The Spanish-language drama marks the first time Sony and its Colombian partner Teleset will produce a series entirely in Mexico.
Soy tu Fan star Ivan Arana takes on the role of the lovestruck, revenge-seeking mariachi who wages war against fearsome drug cartels.
El Mariachi also features Mexican actors Martha Higareda and Julio Bracho.
“Staying true to the story, we are producing the series in Mexico, shooting in magnificent locations and utilizing some of the country’s best talent,” said Angelica Guerra, Sony senior vice president of production in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market.
The series will air on Sony Entertainment Television in Latin America and on a yet-to-be-announced U.S. network.