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Apple TV+ ordered first Spanish-language drama

March 15, 2022

Apple TV+ has announced Midnight Family, a 10-episode medical drama created for television by Gibrán Portela (Güeros, The Untamed) and Julio Rojas (La Jauría), and executive produced by Pablo Larraín and Juan de Dios Larraín (Spencer, A Fantastic Woman), that marks its first all-Spanish-language Apple Original series.

Currently in production in Mexico City, the series will feature an entirely Hispanic cast and crew, led by Joaquín Cosío, Renata Vaca, Diego Calva, Yalitza Aparicio, Itzan Escamilla and more.

Midnight Family follows Marigaby Tamayo (portrayed by Vaca), an ambitious and gifted medical student by day, who spends her nights saving lives throughout a sprawling Mexico City aboard her family’s privately owned ambulance. Along with her father Ramón (played by Cosío) and her siblings Marcus (played by Calva) and Julito (played by newcomer Sergio Bautista), Marigaby serves a population of millions by tackling extreme medical emergencies to make a living.

Inspired by the award-winning documentary of the same name, Midnight Family will be produced for Apple TV+ by Fremantle and Fabula. The series is created for television by Gibrán Portela and Julio Rojas, and written by Portela.

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