Apple TV+ Order Spanish-Language Crime Drama 'Las Azules,' from International Emmy Award Winner Fernando Rovzar

24 May

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Apple TV+ have announced the series order of 'Las Azules', a further boosting their Spanish-language original series offerings on the streaming service following 'Acapulco', 'Now & Then' and upcoming Alfonso Cuarón production 'Midnight Family' - the first order from his overall deal to develop television projects exclusively for Apple TV+.

From Apple:

Apple TV+ today announced a 10-episode series order for “Las Azules,” a new one-hour Spanish-language crime drama based on the thrilling true stories of Mexico’s first female police force, from International Emmy Award-winning showrunner and director Fernando Rovzar (“Monarca,” “Sr. Ávila”) and Pablo Aramendi (“José José,” “Tijuana,” “Los Elegidos”). Emmy Award nominee Wendy Riss (“Yellowstone,” “Genius,” “The Killing”), Erica Sanchez Su (“Monarca,” “La Venganza de Las Juanas,” “Paramédicos”) and International Emmy Award winner Billy Rovzar (“Monarca,” “Control Z,” “Sr. Ávila”) serve as executive producers.

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.

“Las Azules” is created by International Emmy Award-winning showrunner and director Rovzar and Aramendi. Emmy Award nominee Riss, Sanchez Su and International Emmy Award winner Billy Rovzar serve as executive producers. The series is produced by International Emmy Award-winning Lemon Studios (“Monarca,” “Control Z,” “Sr. Ávila”).

'Las Azules' is expected to make its global streaming premiere in 2023.

Sigmund Judge
Sigmund is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of ScreenTimes where he began his Apple TV coverage in 2016. With an unwavering passion for Apple, storytelling and storytellers alike, he writes about Apple TV with a focus on the arts, development, tvOS, home theatre and accessibility. Sigmund also co-host’s Magic Rays of Light, a weekly podcast exploring the world of Apple TV and the many talents bringing our screens to life.