CDMX.- Eugenio Derbez will star in a new version, characterized by comedy and in Spanish, of the classic film Dracula, by Tod Browning.
The series, whose provisional title is They Came At Night, and which will also be produced by the Mexican actor, was announced on Monday by the Deadline portal.
According to the American media, the comedy will be inspired by true events and will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the group of people who created the critically acclaimed Spanish-language version of the 1930 horror classic.
Derbez said in a statement held by Deadline that he hasn’t worked on scripted Spanish-language television comedy for more than a decade, but was looking for a project as special as They Came At Night to return to.
“This story caught my attention because it tells the story of Latinos who always have to achieve more with fewer resources and harsher conditions. It’s also a world we’ve never explored on Spanish-language television, but like every moment of the history of the United States, Latinos were there and did their part even if history forgot them,” said the Mexican.
Greenberg and Fisher will executive produce along with Derbez, Odell and Javier Williams. While Visceral, the Mexican production services company of 3Pas, will be in charge of producing the project.
Rob Greenberg and Bob Fisher, who previously collaborated with Derbez on Man Overboard! of 2018 and the movie The Valet, are the creators and writers.
They Came At Night will premiere on ViX+ and will be produced between 3Pas Studios and TelevisaUnivision. So far the release date is unknown.
Meanwhile, Eugenio Derbez is recovering from an accident he had while playing a virtual reality game. During a recent live broadcast, the actor revealed that he tripped and broke his arm, for which he had to undergo surgery with 14 screws to reconstruct it. His full recovery is expected in a period of eight months to a year.