Since before the death of “El Charro de Huentitán”, on December 12, 2021, the headlines of the media were flooded with the news that Netflix Y Snail Television they were already working on a bioseries to represent the life of the Mexican actor and singer Vicente Fernandez. But nevertheless, after the death of “Chente” the launch of two bioseries about the singer has been confirmed. While the red «N» company has the full rights to undertake official production, Televisa has already launched another unauthorized bioseries.
Netflix and the authorized series by Vicente Fernández
The portal Variety gave the scoop on the upcoming biographical series of Vicente Fernández headed by Netflix and Caracol Television. Likewise, it was specified that “Chente” was involved in every step of the development of his biographical series. According to the same medium, the plot “will follow Fernández’s life, from his complicated childhood in Jalisco, until he became the king of ranchera music, as well as an actor and prominent public figure.”
According Varietyand, The filming of the series about Vicente Fernández would begin on September 27, 2021 in locations in Mexico and the United States. The plan is to produce a total of 36 episodes over the course of two years.
The actor was even confirmed Jaime Camil (Jane the Virgin) as the person responsible for giving life to “El Charro de Huentitán”.
According to the portal Radio Formula QRGerardo Fernández, son of Vicente Fernández, was the one who approved that Caracol Television and the giant of streaming will bring to the screen the life of the interpreter from Guadalajara. The agreement materialized, because Vicente Fernández had been directly involved with the project and because, in addition, there was a very attractive economic offer for the Fernández dynasty.
“And they say that finally Gerardo Fernández apparently signed with snail and they say it was millions of dollars, like ten or twelve million dollars and he sold the rights to the company snail, being that Televisa Who is has made the film and musical career of Vicente Fernández on television«Gustavo Adolfo Infante said in the program First hand (via).
Televisa and the unauthorized series by Vicente Fernández
It is known that Televisa had already started planning a Vicente Fernández bioseries; but nevertheless, Radio Formula QR reports that the singer was not convinced by what they wanted to portray and that is why he declined the offer to give all the rights to Netflix.
In this regard, the company chaired by the Azcárraga family bought the rights to the unauthorized biography from the singer. Is about The Last King: The Unauthorized Biography of Vicente Fernández, by Olga Wornat. The production is carried out by Televisa and Univisión. soap opera producer John Osorio will lead the project and the actor and singer Paul Montero will be in charge of giving life to Vicente Fernández.
“The making of this bioseries about Don Vicente Fernández is a privilege and, at the same time, an enormous challenge because he is one of the most emblematic performers and idol of Mexican vernacular music, who with his talent crossed borders and earned recognition. world”, reads a statement issued by Televisa and Univisión (via).
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The entry Netflix keeps the rights to make the bioseries of Vicente Fernández was first published in Cine PREMIERE.