The series will be called ‘Mi Vecino, El Cartel’ (The Cartel Among Us)
Selena Gomez has chosen her next production venture. The singer and actress has just made a deal with Univision, who will be making some original content before releasing their new streaming service. The launch is expected to happen sometime next year, after they complete the merger with Mexican TV giant Televisa.
The series will be a Spanish true crime series, which will mark Selena Gomez’s first investment in Spanish-language television.
About the show
The docuseries will be called Mi Vecino, El Cartel (The Cartel Among Us), and will be produced by Selena Gomez’s production house July Moon Productions, and Blackfin, a production company owned by Hasbro’s eOne.
The story will be about a murder that “rocked a quiet suburban town in Texas” and ended up launching an international investigation that spanned multiple years.
Rodrigo Mazon, executive vice-president and General Manager of SVOD at Univision states that they will be launching their streaming service in a big way, and that their goal and promise will be to offer the biggest set of originally produced Spanish language content in the world.
The Spanish-speaking population in the world comprises of more than 600 million people, so they want to make content that covers different genres, and ones that appeal to all ages, nationalities, and tastes.
Promoting true crime docuseries
True crime shows secretly function as the backbone of streaming services and television networks. Selena Gomez herself is a fan of murder mysteries as she has said in the past. Her first production job was Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, and she later starred in and produced Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building. With this project, she gets two achieve two objectives: Fund a crime series, and elevate the voices of the Latinx community where she hails from, and means a lot to.