Netflix signs Julio Iglesias bio deal
February 9, 2024
Netflix has closed a deal with Spanish singer-songwriter and former footballer, Julio Iglesias, to take his life to the screen. For the first time, the living legend will participate in the creative process of a fiction in which he will share everything about his life and his musical trajectory.
Currently in development, Netflix will tell the story of how Iglesias became the first non-English artist to enter the American and Asian markets and turned into a universal star who is among the five biggest record sellers in history. Throughout his more than 55 years of artistic career, Iglesias has recorded and sung in 12 languages and has connected fans from all over the world, becoming the first Spanish artist with universal reach to have his songs sung all over the planet.
“After that many speculations, books and documentaries in which I have not been involved, for the first time I have decided to tell the truth about my life to a universal company like Netflix. After much deliberation, finally, a very touching letter sent to me by Bela Bajaria (Chief Content Officer at Netflix) was enough to convince me that Netflix was the ideal company to develop this project. I feel grateful to a lot of people from many countries who have supported me and have boosted my life,” said Iglesias.
Diego Ávalos, Vice President Content at Netflix, added: “Julio Iglesias has trusted us to tell his story. We are very grateful for his generosity. We all know that his talent and tenacity are unique in the world. Now, we will have the opportunity to see beyond the lights, the pictures in the magazines, the gold records and to really get to know in depth an exceptional person who has accompanied and will accompany many generations in every corner of the planet.”