Netflix Orders Spanish-Language Drama About Mexico's First Lady

Kate del Castillo - H 2015
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Kate del Castillo - H 2015

Netflix is poised to explore the life of the first lady of Mexico.

The streaming service on Thursday announced it has ordered 20 episodes of Spanish-language Ingobernable (which translates to ungovernable), starring Killer Women alum Kate del Castillo.

The actress will play Irene Urza, the wife of Mexico's president, and a woman with a strong personality and clear ideas who is capable of "creating a president, leaving a president and killing a president," according to Netflix's release.

The series will be produced by Argos and directed by Jose Luis Garcia Agraz and Pedro Pablo Ibarra and will begin production in Mexico in early 2016 for a debut next year.

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"Netflix is committed to the creation of high-quality, Spanish-language original series for Mexico, the U.S., Latin America and the world. We are thrilled to be working with one of Latin America's biggest and most talented stars, Kate de Castillo on Ingobernable, our next original series produced in Mexico," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer. 

The drama comes as Netflix continues to develop programming for multiple territories and demographics. The streaming service has a deep roster of originals targeting children and adults alike.