Who are the Latinos in the first Spanish TV series on Apple TV+?
Apple TV+ is taking Spanish content seriously. Proof is its first Spanish series 'Now & Then,' set to premiere in May.
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“A suspenseful series dealing with the gap between the aspirations of youth and the reality of adult life, it follows college friends who find their lives turned upside down after a weekend of celebration ends with the death of a person in the group. Now, 20 years later, the remaining five are reunited much to their dismay by a threat that puts their lives at risk, perfect only in appearance," reads the synopsis of the new Apple TV+ production, Now & Then.
Now & Then is also the first Spanish-language production on Apple TV+.
Its premiere is scheduled for May 20. To generate hype, Apple TV+ released the first trailer for the show.
The series is really bilingual, in Spanish and English, and will air eight episodes.
The cast is made up of Mexican actress Marina de Tavira (from Roma), the American of Puerto Rican origin Rosie Perez (from Fearless), multiple Goya winner Maribel Verdú, Alicia Sanz (from #RealityHigh), Miranda de la Serna (from Antes del estreno), Soledad Villamil (from El secreto de sus ojos), Chilean actor Jorge López (from Elite), Alicia Jaziz (from Vantage Point), Dario Yazbek (from La casa de las flores), and Jack Duarte (from Orisha), Darío Yazbek, José María Yazpik (from Narcos: Mexico), among others.
Teresa Fernandez-Valdes, Gema R. Neira and Ramon Campos, who were also part of the production for series like Gran Hotel, Las Chicas del Cable and Velvet, will also produce Now & Then.
Apple TV+ takes Spanish seriously
Now & Then may be the first Spanish series made by the streaming platform, it is not the first Spanish-language series to appear on Apple TV+. The first one was the Mexican comedy Acapulco.
In March of this year, the company also announced it would produce another Spanish-language series called Midnight Family.
The production will be based on the documentary of the same name that "explores the streets of Mexico City together with the Ochoa family, whose ambulance service deals with life or death situations every night."
That series will air 10 episodes and star Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio and Joaquín Cosío (known for his performance in the series Narcos: Mexico).