Netflix Signs Exclusive Deal With 'House of Flowers' Creator Manolo Caro

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Mexico's Caro will develop TV content for the streamer.

Netflix has announced an exclusive multiyear pact with Mexican director Manolo Caro to develop new television projects for the streaming service.

Caro is the creator, executive producer and director of Netflix's The House of Flowers (La Casa de las Flores). His background spans writing, producing and directing for film and theater. Among his film credits, which have made him the first Mexican director to appear for three consecutive years in his country's top 10 at the box office, are titles like Perfectos Desconocidos and La Vida Inmoral de la Pareja Ideal.

Caro is currently at work on the second and third seasons of The House of Flowers. First up, as part of Caro's new development deal with the streaming giant, will be a three-episode miniseries, Alguien Tiene que Morir, set in 1950s Spain. Alguien was created by Caro and written by Monika Revilla, Fernando Perez and Caro. It’s produced by Rafael Ley, Maria Jose Cordova, Carlos Taibo and Caro.

The story revolves around a young man who must return to Spain from Mexico when his parents call him to come meet his fiancée. The surprise is on the family and their entire village when he returns accompanied by Lazaro, a mysterious ballet dancer. To avoid problems with the regime, it's clear someone must die.

"Manolo Caro's great talent is telling unique, personal and at the same time relevant stories, which makes him one of the most interesting and fun voices of his generation," Francisco Ramos, Netflix vp original content for Latin America and Spain, said in a statement on Thursday. "His creative vision transforms his works into mosaics full of Mexico's cultural and social richness, and that cross borders, as can be seen in the success of The House of Flowers, which has seduced audiences from Mexico to the Netherlands. We are very proud that Netflix is now Manolo Caro's house."

Caro added, "To be able to create universal content and do so with the greatest creative freedom are two big reasons to take this trip with Netflix. Over the next few years, I've committed to telling stories in different languages and from different borders but always speaking with honesty about topics important to me. I appreciate the Netflix team's confidence in me and in Noc Noc Cinema [regular Caro producer Rafael Ley] to take on this new challenge, which I define as a unique and invaluable opportunity in a key moment of continual change in the entertainment industry."