A+E Networks International has signed a deal for the global distribution of Hernán, a scripted series jointly produced by Spain’s Onza Entertainment and Dopamine, a unit of Mexico’s Grupo Salinas, for distribution in the global market.
The new deal marks a watershed moment in the expanding scope of A+E Networks International’s growing IP distribution business. Hernán becomes the first Spanish-language series to be distributed by A+E, adding to a continued period of growth for the company in the international scripted co-production and foreign-language space across many territories, cultures and languages. A+E will work with Dopamine and Onza Entertainment to distribute the series all around the world, including Latin America, Mexico, and Spain.
Last Spring, A+E gave a formal series order to crime drama Miss Scarlet and the Duke, its first international scripted co-production. Other new productions now in development will be announced in 2020.
“Hernan effectively expands the scope of A+E International’s commitment to building our co-production and international IP distribution businesses,” said Patrick Vien, Group Managing Director, International, A+E Networks International.. “We could not be prouder to work with our partners, Dopamine and Onza Entertainment, to bring this epic series to the global marketplace. The series takes the brightest talent and highest production values to accurately tell the story of Hernán, a man of total contradictions. What the show does is not only allow you to understand the man and his loves, but the cultural implications of his actions.”
Amazon Latin America will premiere Hernán November 21st, 2019, followed by a run on HISTORY Latin America and TV Azteca 24 hours later. Additional distribution details will be announced soon. Season 2 is now in pre-production with production scheduled to begin January 2020.