Apple TV+ orders a new Spanish-language crime drama titled 'Las Azules' and a key character for the series 'Lady in the Lake' has left the series
Apple TV+ today announced a new 10-episode series order for "Las Azules," a new Spanish-language crime drama series based on the thrilling true stories of Mexico’s first female police force played by Ariel Award nominee Bárbara Mori.
Currently in pre-production in Mexico City, the series will feature an entirely Hispanic cast and crew, led by Ariel Award nominee Bárbara Mori (“La Negociadora,” “El Complot Mongol,” “La Mujer De Mi Hermano”) 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.
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 other male officer has been able to do and bring the serial killer to justice.
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For more about the credits, review Apple's full press release.
News on "Lady in the Lake"
Apple first announced signing on a new series in March 2021 title "Lady in the Lake" starring Natalie Portman and Lupita Nyong'o. The limited series takes place in 60s Baltimore, where an unsolved murder pushes housewife and mother, Maddie Schwartz, played by Portman, to reinvent her life as an investigative journalist and sets her on a collision course with Cleo Sherwood, played by Nyong’o, a hard-working woman juggling motherhood, many jobs and a passionate commitment to advancing Baltimore’s Black progressive agenda.
In April we reported that the series was to begin filming in Baltimore during the week of April 25.
Less than a month into filming, Variety exclusively reports that Lupita Nyong'o has exited the series which is likely to delay production. No reasoning was given for the abrupt exit.
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