Netflix has now announced that El Conde has begun production. The Chilean horror is directed by Pablo Larraín (Spencer).
The story centers on Augusto Pinochet who is a vampire. After 250 years in this world, he has grown tired and has decided to die once and for all.
Jaime Vadell (Tres tristes Tigres, No) and Gloria Münchmeyer (La luna en el espejo) star as the central couple in the dark comedy. Alfredo Castro (Tony Manero, Tengo Miedo Torero) and Paula Luchsinger (Ema, La Jauría) also star.
“We are very happy because Netflix is a place where directors whom I greatly admire have made really valuable movies. Using dark comedy we want to observe, understand and analyze the events that have occurred in Chile and the world in the last 50 years. We have total confidence that we’ll do a good job and it will undoubtedly be an adventure: a demanding shoot, but very inspiring and meaningful.” Pablo Larraín states.
“Finally we can work with Pablo Larraín as director. Participating in his next movie is truly an honor for us and will undoubtedly bring huge satisfaction to our Members in Chile and around the world. Pablo is one of the most interesting and significant voices in Latin American cinema in the last 20 years; his view on Chile and Latin America are essential to understanding our continent. I have no doubt that El Conde will continue on the path Pablo has blazed with No and Neruda. Continuing to put our faith in Fabula is vital to our growth process in a country as rich and diverse as Chile.” Francisco Ramos, Netflix’s Vice President of Content for Latin America said.
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El Conde, a Netflix Original, whose first image is above, is set to premiere sometime in 2023. We’ll keep you posted.