Netflix Orders Mexican Drama Series From Salma Hayek

Netflix greenlights another international series, this time helmed by Salma Hayek. 

The drama series about the world of wealthy Mexican elites was originally created by Diego Gutierrez for ABC back in 2015 but has now found a home with the streaming giant. 

The series titled Monarca stars Irene Azuela and Juan Manuel Bernal. Penned by Fernando Rovzar, Julia Denis, Ana Sofia Clerici, and Sandra García Welten, it is described as a multi-generational family saga about a Mexican business empire. Things get complicated when a member of the family decides to fight the dirty system her family helped create. 

“I’m extremely excited to partner with Netflix, and to be working with amazing Mexican talent in front of and behind the camera,” Hayek said. “We are proud to show Mexico as a vibrant, sophisticated and culturally rich nation, fighting to control its own destiny.”

“This is the definition of a passion project for me,” Gutierrez said. “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.”