– by Anthony Esteves

The story of a Mexican tequila business empire and the family involved in operations will soon be appearing in Netflix queues in the near future. Netflix has decided to order the series Monarca, which will be produced by Salma Hayek’s Ventanarosa production company. The show was originally in development with ABC Studios back in 2015, but now is in the hands of the biggest streaming network in the nation.

Created by Diego Gutierrez (From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series), Monarca will focus on how the billionaire magnate and his family cater to Mexico’s business elite while a member of the family decided to against her family. Michael McDonald of Stearns Castle will produce with Hayek’s Ventanarosa, reuniting the two who worked together producing ABC’s Ugly Betty. Lemon Studios will also be involved in the production.

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“I’m extremely excited to partner with Netflix, and to be working with amazing Mexican talent in front of and behind the camera,” Hayek told Variety. “We are proud to show Mexico as a vibrant, sophisticated and culturally rich nation, fighting to control its own destiny.” Gutierrez had this to say regarding his project:

“This is the definition of a passion project for me. Having been born and raised in Mexico, I’m humbled to have the opportunity to tell this story with Netflix and the incredibly talented team of people we’re assembling, both in The US and Mexico.”

Monarca will start production this fall and set to debut on Netflix in 2019.

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Source: Variety.