Netflix has slated its second Colombian original series, SiempreBruja, which will be produced by Caracol Television.
Inspired by the novel Yo, Bruja by IsidoraChacón, the young adult drama series is slated to begin production summer 2018 with Dago García (Pedro el escamoso, El Paseo) as executive producer. The story will follow 19-year-old Carmen, a Colombian slave and witch from the 17th century who, with the help of a wizard, travels in time to escape being burned at the stake. She finds herself in present-day Cartagena starting a new life.
The 10×1-hour drama, shot in 4K, will be directed by LilianaBocanegra (La Esclava Blanca, Made in Cartagena, Celia) and Mateo Stivelberg (La Esclava Blanca, La Rectora). Ana Maria Parra (CuandoVivasConmigo, La Nocturna) will be head writer.
“We’re excited to continue investing in the wonderful content and talent Colombia has to offer, and especially to be working with Caracol, as well as the creators of hit shows such as La Esclava Blanca,” said Erik Barmack, the VP of international originals at Netflix. “Our second Colombian original SiempreBruja is not only a magnetic young adult story that audiences will love but also holds a powerful message of empowerment that will connect deeply with members both in Colombia and globally.”