Univision to Air Netflix’s Narcos, Will Make El Chapo Series

By Karen Fratti Comment

Netflix and Univision are going all in with their recent partnerships. On Tuesday, the two companies announced that Univision will air the subscription service’s original series Narcos, leading up to the release of the second season premiere on Netflix. UniMás will also air the Netflix’s Spanish language original, Club de Cuervos.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer said that it’s about getting the two audiences to get to know each other. “Narcos is a huge global success on Netflix and sampling the series to every single Spanish-speaking living room in the U.S. will give additional viewers the opportunity to fall in love with its unique storytelling,” he said. He added, “Promoting these original shows on Univision is a great way to further reach Hispanic audiences and help them discover Netflix.

They also announced that they will co-produce El Chapo, a series following the life of the notorious criminal. El Chapo will be available to Netflix subscribers in the U.S. following its television airing on UniMás. In the rest of the world, episodes of El Chapo will premiere exclusively on Netflix in 2017.

Unfortunately, there’s no release date yet for the second season of Narcos, but it’s expected later this year.