Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, announced today that Club de Cuervos’ endearing character Hugo Sánchez, will have his own series. La Balada de Hugo Sanchez will premiere on June 17th exclusively on Netflix after the Mexico vs Germany soccer match.
Hugo Sánchez receives his most important mission since he was named Chava Iglesias’ Personal Assistant: lead the “Cuervos” team to win the Tournament “Duel of the Birds” in Nicaragua. Hugo Sánchez takes off from the nest towards the adventure of a lifetime, but for that he’ll have to confront Luna, his mother, who wants him to return to the family caskets sale business. Hugo will not only have to prove his skills go beyond being Chava’s assistant but it will also be a journey into manhood.
“I’m very happy with the way Club de Cuervos has been received, especially the character of Hugo Sanchez,” said Zavala. “I feel audiences will enjoy this new show as much as all the people involved in the project did, i’m very excited!” added the protagonist of the series.
“We are very proud that Club de Cuervos has become the first Netflix series to develop a character spin-off,” said Gaz Alazraki president of Alazraki Entertainment. We are confident that fans will enjoy themselves very much,” expressed Alazraki.
“Club de Cuervos has become a fan favorite and we are ecstatic to expand the franchise with the addition of La Balada de Hugo Sánchez,” said Erik Barmack, VP of International Originals. The charming character of Hugo Sanchez has won the hearts of many, thus earning its own series,” added Barmack.
The series is produced by Alazraki Entertainment. Created by Mark Alazraki, Moises Chiver and Gaz Alazraki. Mark Alazraki, Moises Chiver, Mehar Sethi and Gaz Alazraki serve as executive producers. The directors include Alvaro Curiel and Mark Alazraki. Screenwriters include: Mehar Sethi (as lead writer), Mark Alazraki, Conor Galvin, Dave Newberg, L.E. Correia and Jack Moore.