Estrella Media Renews Omar Chaparro’s Primetime Talk Show “Tu-Night con Omar Chaparro” for Second Season

There’s more talk in Omar Chaparro’s future…

U.S Hispanic broadcaster Estrella Media has renewed its primetime talk show Tu-Night con Omar Chaparro with the 47-year-old Mexican actor, comedian, TV host, media personality and singer, for a second season.

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The show, which is described as a late-night talk show in primetime, returns for its sophomore season on January 25 at 9:00 pm.

Hosted by Chaparro, who has starred in Detective Pikachu and co-hosts Netflix’s Nailed It! Mexico, the series scored close to 2M viewers during its first 20-episode season.

“This series was an exciting addition to our primetime line-up and it delivered audiences that challenged not only Spanish-language television networks but English networks as well,” said Ivan Stoilkovich, EVP, Television Programming at Estrella Media. “EstrellaTV is committed to offering a fresh take on the late-night talk format for the U.S. Hispanic audience. We’re excited to see the series audience grow since its launch, and we’re enthusiastic about the format and our partnership with Omar.”

The series was also popular on digital and social media channels with over 26M views on its YouTube channel.

“We were able to tap into a passionate fanbase on social as well with many of the videos receiving over one million views in just a few weeks,” said René Santaella, EVP, Digital and Streaming Media at Estrella Media. “Wherever the consumer wants to watch, we are going to build an audience, and it certainly helps to have such an engaging show like Tu-Night con Omar Chaparro.” 

Omar Chaparro to Star Opposite Josh Duhamel in the Action Film “Blackout”

Omar Chaparro is blacking out…

The 45-year-old Mexican actor/comedian will star in the action movie Blackout, which is scheduled to get underway this week in Mexico City.

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Chaparro will star opposite Josh Duhamel, Abbie Cornish and three-time Oscar nominee Nick Nolte in the film.

Blackout will follow Cain (Duhamel), who wakes up in a Mexican hospital with no memory. After meeting Anna (Cornish), he discovers who he is but soon finds himself fighting for his life as several warring cartel factions attack him, each looking for something he has stolen. Cain looks towards co-worker and mentor, DEA Agent McCoy (Nolte), for answers.

The Patriot Pictures feature will be directed by Sam Macaroni, director of the VR fight sequences on John Wick: Chapter 3 – ParabellumScript comes from Van B. Nguyen.

The production will be following SAG COVID-19 protocols.

Chaparro’s previous credits include How to Be a Latin Lover, Detective Pikachu and No Manches Frida.

Omar Chaparro & Son Emiliano to Star in Pantaya’s Motorcycle Docuseries “Chaparreando”

Omar Chaparro is hittin’ the road…

The 45-year-old Mexican actor, comedian and television host is set to star in a motorcycle docuseries for the Lionsgate-backed streaming service Pantaya.

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Pantaya, a joint venture between the U.S. studio and Hemisphere Media Group, has ordered the six-part series titled Chaparreando.

The series will follow Chaparro, who starred in Detective Pikachu and Overboard, and his teenage son Emiliano on a motorbike journey through Mexico. Chaparro shares the countryside and colorful characters of his native state of Chihuahua to teach his son about his own roots.

The series, which will launch on Pantaya on October 15, is produced by 3Pas Studios with Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell executive producing alongside Chaparro.

“Omar is a friend and constant collaborator with us at 3Pas.  He’s a comedic force of nature but this show is not just funny as hell, it’s an immigrant’s love letter to his country,” said Odell and Derbez.

“Omar has been a great partner on No Manches Frida, Overboard and other Pantelion hits, and the Pantaya team has been searching for the right vehicle for him. We were happy to find it in his own motorcycle. Collaborating on Chaparreando with 3Pas, Omar and his son Emiliano, and the production team was a joy and we know audiences will share that excitement when they watch with their own families,” said Mario Almeida, Pantaya Vice President of Programming, Development, and Acquisitions.

Chaparro co-hosted the Mexican version of Netflix’s Nailed It!,

Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” to Open in China This May

Alfonso Cuaron’s masterpiece is heading to the Middle Kingdom

The 57-year-old Mexican filmmaker’s Oscar-winning Roma has been confirmed for a May 10 release in China via Estars

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The film is going out on the Nationwide Alliance of Arthouse Cinemas network, which includes approximately 3,897 screens. 

It’s not yet clear how many screens Romawill access, but the Middle Kingdom release could effectively be the widest play the film will have had theatrically.

Romahits Chinese cinemas the same day as Warner Bros.’ Detective Pikachuand amid the ongoing run of Avengers: Endgame.

Cuaron’s highly personal black-and-white love letter to the women who raised him currently has an 8.1 on Chinese reviews aggregator Douban

Cuaron has history with wide audiences in the market where Gravitygrossed $71M back in 2013.

Produced by Esperanto Fillmoj and Participant MediaRomawon Oscars for Best DirectorBest Cinematography and Best Foreign Language Film. It was released in the rest of the world by Netflix, becoming available on the platform on December 14 after a theatrical release that began on November 21 in the U.S and Mexico, as well as expanding to other cinemas in over 40 countries.

It is still playing theatrically in nine countries including Japan and Italy.