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Apple TV+ Lands First Spanish-Language Original Series ‘Midnight Family’

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Apple TV+ has landed Midnight Family from Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín’s Chilean company Fabula and the UK’s Fremantle which marks the platform’s first all Spanish-language Original series.

Based on the documentary Familia de Medianoche, the 10-episode medical drama is created for television by Ariel Award winner Gibrán Portela and Julio Rojas with the Larrains on board as executive producers.

Currently in production in Mexico City, the new series will feature an entirely Hispanic cast and crew led by Joaquín Cosío, Renata Vaca, Diego Calva, Yalitza Aparicio, Itzan Escamilla, José María de Tavira, Winner Óscar Jaenada, Dolores Heredia, Mariana Gómez and newcomer Sergio Bautista.

According to Deadline, the series “follows Marigaby Tamayo (Vaca), an ambitious and gifted medical student by day, who spends her nights saving lives throughout a sprawling, contrasted, and fascinating Mexico City aboard her family’s privately-owned ambulance. Along with her father Ramón (Cosío) and her siblings Marcus (Calva) and Julito (Bautista), Marigaby serves a population of millions by tackling extreme medical emergencies to make a living.”

The show was developed for television by Gibrán Portela and Julio Rojas, with Portela serving as writer. Natalia Beristáin is showrunner, executive producer, and director. Beristáin previously directed two episodes of the Apple-Fremantle series The Mosquito Coast.

Pablo Larraín and Juan de Dios Larraín executive produce via Fabula. Angela Poblete and Mariane Hartard are also executive producers, and Peter Blake serves as consulting producer. Midnight Family is produced by Apple, Fremantle, and Fabula.

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