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Netflix Announces First Spanish-Language Original Series

The company announced a 13-episode series filmed in Mexico about a family in the world of futbol or professional soccer.
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A sign is posted in front of the Netflix headquarters on Jan. 22, 2014 in Los Gatos, Calif.Justin Sullivan / Getty Images file

Netflix will be releasing its first-ever original Spanish-language series, according to a company statement released Wednesday.

The comedy comes from Mexican director Gaz Alazraki and casts actors from across Latin America including Luis Gerardo Mendez, reuniting the team from one of Mexico's most lucrative box office hits, Nosotros los Nobles.

“We formed a very special team for We Are the Nobles, and we all knew we wanted to keep working together,” Alazraki said in the statement.

Set and filmed entirely in Mexico, the 13-episode series follows a family feud among heirs of a soccer club after the owner dies. Netflix describes it as a "fresh, satirical look" at the world of professional futbol.

“Gaz has the disruptive vision and creative storytelling we were looking for in producing our first original series in Mexico. We’re confident our members in a market as important to us as Mexico and Latin America will love this family comedy," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. “