‘Las Azules,’ a new Spanish-language drama by Apple TV+
The drama 'Las Azules' features an all-Hispanic cast and crew, and is in pre-production in Mexico City.
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Set in 1970 and inspired by true events, Las Azules tells the story of four women who defy the ultra-conservative norms of the time and join Mexico’s first female police force, only to discover that their squad is a publicity stunt to distract the media from a brutal serial killer.
As the body count grows, María, whose determination to catch the killer becomes an obsession; Gabina, an aspiring officer; Ángeles, a brilliant fingerprint analyst; and Valentina, a young rebel, set up a secret investigation to achieve what no male officer has been able to do and bring the serial killer to justice.
The series features an all-Hispanic cast and crew, led by Ariel Award nominee Bárbara Mori as María, a devoted wife who discovers her true calling when she joins Mexico’s first female police force, and her entire belief system comes crashing down.
Starring in the series alongside Bárbara Mori are Ximena Sariñana as Ángeles, a brilliant fingerprint analyst with undiagnosed Asperger’s Syndrome who lives with her grandmother; Natalia Téllez as Valentina, a rebellious young woman, as intelligent as she is passionate. Driven by her desire to end injustice everywhere, she often joins any cause, big or small, if it involves social disruption; Amorita Rasgado as Gabina, the youngest of four siblings and the only daughter of Police Captain Herrera; and Leonardo Sbaraglia as Alejandro de la Torre, the charismatic, handsome, and loving husband to Maria and father to Alex and Mar.
Other cast members are: Miguel Rodarte as Octavio Romandía, who on the surface is a washed-out, divorced, ex-cop with a drinking problem; Christian Tappan as Escobedo, campaign manager for the newly elected President Echeverría before being named Chief of Police; Horacio Garcia-Rojas as Gabina's brother Gerardo, the main detective in the unsolved 'Undresser' case; Rosa María Bianchi as Luz, Maria and Valentina’s tragicomic mother; Sebastián Buitrón as Lucas, a sociologist who fell in love with the fiery Valentina during one of many student protests in 1967; and Bruno Bichir as Goyo Cárdenas, a serial killer who has studied law during his imprisonment.
The Spanish-language drama from International Emmy Award-winning showrunner and director Fernando Rovzar and Pablo Aramendi is currently in production in Mexico City. Emmy Award nominee Wendy Riss, Erica Sanchez Su and International Emmy Award winner Billy Rovzar will serve as executive producers.