Netflix is surely on a diversification mode. The latest news is that the streaming giant is all set to adapt Spanish language series Gente-fied into a full-fledged web series. The seven part series premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and is produced by Macro Ventures. This year’s Sundance edition will kick start on January 19.
The Netflix web series will be created by Marvin Lemus; Linda Yvette Chavez will write the web series. The English and Spanish-language series revolves around seven Latino characters, who are trying to accept the gentrification process taking place in their predominantly Latino neighborhood of Boyle Heights. Each of the seven episodes will be told through the perspective of one character trying to portray their complications.
Prior to this, the digital audiences already got a taste of gentrification as a subject in the web series – The North Pole that streamed on www.thenorthpoleshow.com in September. The seven episode series took a comic stance on the issue of global warming and gentrification.
This news reinstates Netflix’s constant endeavor to find new content to present to its digital audiences. In India, it is gearing up to stream Sacred Games directed by Anurag Kashyap and Vikramaditya Motwane. The streaming giant revealed in August that it would debut 50 new and returning original productions from Latin America through 2018.
This year the streaming giant is gearing up to release many awaited titles. The list awaited titles list includes Everything Sucks!, Altered Carbon, Sense 8 Finale, House of Cards, Game Over, Man!, A Series of Unfortunate Events – Season 2 and many more.