Spiral International, the leading Latin American distributor for Red Arrow Studios International, has signed an agreement with Amazon Prime Video to bring the Mexican adaptation of Falco, based on the acclaimed scripted format The Last Cop, exclusively to its streaming service in Latin America.
Red Arrow Studios International will also launch the 15 x 1 hour finished tape of Falco (Mexico) at MIPTV 2018. Falco is produced by Spiral International and production powerhouse Dynamo (Narcos, American Made), and features Michel Brown, star of the International Emmy® award winning series Sr. Ávila, in the lead role. The series is showrun and directed by acclaimed Mexican filmmaker, director and screenwriter Ernesto Contreras (Blue Eyelids, I Dream in Another Language, The Obscure Spring, El Chapo), who has a total of 19 International Film Festival Wins and 9 Nominations.
In Falco, it’s 1994 in Mexico City, and Alejandro Falco is a reputable policeman with a promising future and a young family. However, his perfect world is shattered when he is shot by a mysterious attacker in the line of duty. With a bullet lodged in his head, Falco falls into a coma – for the next 24 years.
He awakens in 2018 with no memory of what happened, and to a world he doesn’t recognize – including the internet and mobile phones! But far more devastating is the news that his wife has remarried, and the baby daughter he once knew is now a grown woman.
The only thing he has left is his job, and Falco must find a way to start over and rebuild his life. But he just can’t let it go; he has lost too much to not try and find out who did this to him. One way or another, he is going to get answers – and when he does, someone is going to pay.
“Falco will be an exciting cinematic experience across all its episodes”, said director and showrunner Ernesto Contreras. “In the show, we have established an expressive and stylized language, including the nostalgia of the nineties – when Falco practically ceases to exist. Our primary objective is to create a special visual, audio and emotional universe to tell our story.”
“Falco is an incredible story with a gritty and realistic look at police work in today’s Mexico City,” said Pablo Iacoviello, Head of Latin America Content Acquisition, Amazon Prime Video. “Amazon is committed to bringing unique and locally relevant stories to Prime Video members across Latin America, and we’re excited to be the exclusive streaming home for Falco.”
Co-Executive producer Zasha Robles of Spiral International, said: “Falco and Mexico City play the lead role in our story and we will see the city in a new light that has never been seen before.”
Diego Ramirez from Dynamo, also Co-Executive producer, added: “Its grandness will captivate audiences, and Falco as both a crime thriller and emotional story will touch our hearts.”
Henrik Pabst, President of Red Arrow Studios International, said: “We are delighted that Falco has found such a great home in Latin America with Amazon, and are excited to be launching the series at MIPTV to the rest of the world.”
“Falco is currently in production in Mexico City and is set to premiere later this year.