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Here’s the Top 24 Netflix Original Shows Created By Latinos

We’re giving it up for Netflix, friends. Netflix Original productions feature so many Latinx stars, directors and screenwriters, ranging from Spanish-Language to English-scripted thrillers, crime dramas, documentaries, telenovelas, teen series, and reboots.

Carve out the next few weekends and ready yourself for mitú’s Top 23 Netflix Original Productions featuring Latinos.

1. “On My Block”

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Follow this quartet of smarty*pants friends who navigate life as Los Angeles high school students and try not to relate.

*streets and book

2. “One Day at a Time”

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This isn’t your mother’s “One Day at a Time.” This is full of pro-immigration, pro-love, pro-feminist power and with a 100 percent Latino cast to boot.

3. “The Day I Met El Chapo”

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We love Kate del Castillo. We Love crime stories. We love that this was made into a three part docu-series of her scandalous encounter with wanted drug lord El Chapo.

4. “Stranger Things”

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There’s nothing more strangely satisfying than binge-watching this Netflix Original thriller placed in a small Indiana town in 1983. Starring Spain-born Millie Bobby Brown, you’ll be thanking the stars there’s three seasons available to binge.

5. “You Get Me”

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Starring our favorite red-headed Latina, Bella Thorne, get yourself some elote to pair with this teen thriller. Spoiler: she cute but she cray.

6. “To the Bone”

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When Ellen, a 20-year old with anorexia nervosa, goes on a harrowing journey of self-discovery that leads her to a group home, she meets Rosa, played by Joanna Sanchez. This film raises much needed awareness about the deadliest mental illness in existence.

7. “Altered Carbon”

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Martha Higareda is a Mexican born actress, screenwriter, producer and a star in this Netflix Original action thriller where the rich are immortal and the poor are pawns in their game. Not too far off?

8. “Girls Incarcerated”

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At Madison Juvenile Correctional Facility in Indiana, you’ll meet the young (mostly Latino and Black) girls who struggle with the circumstances that brought them there. Watch them turn their lives around.

9. “#RealityHigh”

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Director Fernando Lebrija gives us all a shero we can root for. High school senior Dani Barnes is just about to reach her dream of getting into UC Davis, the world’s top veterinary school, until she’s drawn in by a new friend’s SoCal glamor.

10. “3%”

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Creator Pedro Aguilera made a show that is the definition of cutthroat. There are two sides: progress and devastation. You get a chance to make it to the “better side” but only 3 percent succeed. I’m stressed.

11. “Cable Girls”

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? Watch ? this ? show! Based in 1920s Madrid, four women at the National Telephone Company casually manage romance, friendship and daily lives while they ring in the revolution.

12. “Club of Crows”

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Imagine you’re a brother-sister duo and you just inherited a soccer team. Ok, I get it. You can’t. Just watch this Spanish-language Netflix series instead. It’s got all the jajas.

Read: 23 Latinx Documentaries On Netflix to Elevate Your Weekend

13. “Daredevil”

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While Daredevil is blind, praise Rhianna we get to watch Rosario Dawson’s immaculate face shine on in the hit Netflix Daredevil series. She’s my superhero.

14. “Easy”

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This show offers 8 separate plots so that each episode tells a full story. S2:E1 features Puerto Rican Aubrey Plaza watch in disbelief as her neighbors become obsessed with an Amazon package thief. #GetALife

15. “Edha”

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Staring Juana Viale, check out a real life Netflix Original telenovela filled with revenge, passion and secretos. Best part: the protagonist is a single mom slaying as a fashion designer.

Read : 18 TV Shows About Real ‘All American’ Families That Aren’t ‘Roseanne’

16. “El Ministerio del Tiempo”

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It’s The Ministry of Magic meets Spain. Three officers from different eras in history work for a secret agency that guards Spain’s past from time-traveling intruders trying to manipulate history. I’m already hooked.

17. “Four Seasons in Havana”

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Watch detective Mario Conde, played by Jorge Perugorría, investigate Havana’s darkest, deadliest crimes. There will be lots of liquor in this one, guys.

18. “Juana Inés”

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Damn, Netflix made a Spanish-Language show about a powerful feminist nun, Juana Inés de la Cruz, who gets involved in a lesbian love affair in 17th-century Mexico. This is Handmaid’s Tale with less sobbing. Show your abuela.

19. “La Familia P. Luche”

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This might be more up your mom’s alley, but c. 2012 Spanish-Language sitcom “La Familia P. Luche” will make you laugh.

20. “Money Heist”

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This suspense thriller features eight thieves who take hostages and lock themselves in the Royal Mint of Spain. Best part? The criminal masterminds are manipulating the police every step of the way.

21. “Morocco: Love in Times of War”

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Netflix at it again killing at Spanish-Language telenovelas. This one is based in 1921 and features nurse trainees from Madrid’s upper class at a hospital in Melilla, for Rif War soldiers. Watch these women fall in love and save lives while they’re at it.

22. “Cristela Alonzo: Lower Classy”

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Mexican comedian Cristela Alonzo skewers Latino stereotypes in this standup and we’re here for every second of it. Especially the stories about her tough loving madre. #same

23. “Surviving Escobar”

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This is the story about Pablo Escobar’s No. 1 hitman and his quest to stay alive and gain respect in the prison hierarchy while the Medellín Cartel crumbles.

24. “The Fundamentals of Caring”

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Selena Gomez is in this film. ‘Nuff said. After Paul Rudd’s character decides to become a teen’s caregiver, they offer stranded teen (Selena Gomez) a ride and everything changes. You’ve got time for this.

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Reports Of A New Series Depicting The Life Of Frida Kahlo Has The Internet Asking All Sorts Of Questions

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Reports Of A New Series Depicting The Life Of Frida Kahlo Has The Internet Asking All Sorts Of Questions

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There are few people in this world that are as iconic as Frida Kahlo. She’s captured the minds and imaginations of generations of people from all over the world. We’ve seen her story told before, including on the big screen, but fans have long awaited a Netflix rendition of the artists unique story and now it seem like we may finally be getting what so many of us have wanted for so long.

The Frida Kahlo Corporation is developing a TV drama series based on the artist’s storied life.

Acording to a report by Deadline, the Frida Kahlo Corporation is working with a media company and famed Venezuelan composer and singer Carlos Baute to produce a drama series following the life of the iconic artist.

Frida Kahlo has inspired and influenced fans around the world and has had a major impact on the Latinx diaspora, the art world, feminism and culture as a whole. So, it seems that producers are pulling out all the stops to make sure they do right by the artist.

The series is being written by Latino talent, lead by Joel Novoa and Marilú Godinez. Novoa, who has worked on Arrow, Blood and Treasure and the feature film God’s Slave is attached to direct. The partnership will create a slate of content to celebrate the life of Frida Kahlo in different genres.

“The idea is to talk about what the books don’t,” said the writing duo in a joint statement. “The subtext behind each painting, the richness of Mexico’s 20th century and the revolution. Themes that are incredibly relevant at this unprecedented time.”

Carlos Dorado of the Frida Kahlo Corporation added, “Frida Kahlo corporation is always looking for talented people who know how to exalt the life of an icon like Frida Kahlo. In this case the professional team that has been formed is distinguished by its great professionalism, experience and most importantly the sensitivity to be able to approach a project as important and transcendental as Frida Kahlo. This high professional team will always have the support of Frida Kahlo Corporation.”

So when can we expect to see a series about one of the world’s greatest artists and feminist icons?

The team expects to start production of the series during the second half of 2021. A studio has already shown interest and the presentation of the project to the market is expected to occur in February.

“We are currently developing and writing the basis of the series and expect to be ready to present the project in the upcoming weeks,” the team said in a statement.

Also, why has it taken so long?!

Should the series find a studio and distributor, this would be the first drama series focusing on Kahlo in recent history. It’s been almost twenty years since her story was told on the big screen, when Salma Hayek portrayed the icon in the 2002 film Frida. That film went on to earn six Oscar nominations, winning for Best Makeup and Best Original Score. More recently, Kahlo was voiced by Natalia Cordova-Buckley in the Oscar-winning Pixar pic Coco. 

In addition to this, in 2019 it was announced that there would be an animated film about the painter.

But fans of the iconic feminist and artist have long hoped to see a TV series depicting her larger than life personality and role in shaping the world we live in today and it looks like we may finally get what we’ve asked for.

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New Netflix Docuseries Explores The Summer The Night Stalker Terrorized Los Angeles

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New Netflix Docuseries Explores The Summer The Night Stalker Terrorized Los Angeles

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Richard Ramirez, a.k.a. The Night Stalker, spent the summer of 1985 terrorizing Los Angeles. Ramirez murdered 13 people during his reign of terror in Southern California. Netflix’s new docuseries is exploring the crime by interviewing law enforcement and family of the victims.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial” killer is now streaming on Netflix.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer” is the latest Netflix docuseries diving into the true crimes that have shaped American society. Richard Ramirez is one of the most prolific serial killers of all time and single-handedly terrorized Los Angeles during the summer of 1985.

Ramirez fundamentally changed Los Angeles and the people who live there. The serial killer was an opportunistic killer. He would break into homes using unlocked doors and opened windows. Once inside, he would rape, murder, rob, and assault the people inside the home.

The documentary series explores just how Ramirez was able to keep law enforcement at bay for so long. The killer did not have a standard modus operandi. His victims ran the gamut of gender, age, and race. There was no indicator as to who could be next. He also rarely used the same weapon when killing his victims. Some people were stabbed to death while others were strangled and others still were bludgeoned.

While not the first telling of Ramirez’s story, it is the most terrifying account to date.

“Victims ranged in age from 6 to 82,” director Tiller Russell told PEOPLE. “Men, women, and children. The murder weapons were wildly different. There were guns, knives, hammers, and tire irons. There was this sort of feeling that whoever you were, that anybody could be a victim and anybody could be next.”

Family members of the various victims speak in the documentary series about learning of the horror committed to them. People remember grandparents and neighbors killed by Ramirez. All the while, police followed every lead to make sure they left no stone unturned.

“Night Stalker: The Hunt For a Serial Killer” is now streaming on Netflix.

READ: Here’s How An East LA Neighborhood Brought Down One Of America’s Most Notorious Serial Killers

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