EXCLUSIVE: Netflix partners with the estate of legendary Mexican recording star and songwriter Juan Gabriel to produce a new documentary about his life. The deal will grant access to Gabriel’s music and exclusive, never-before-seen access to the singer’s life through extensive archival materials.
Gabriel is one of the most iconic figures in Latin music who throughout his 45-year career has released more than 47 albums and helped popularize Latin music around the world. Many of his hits include “Until I Met You”, “Hold Me Very Tight”, “Darling”, “Eternal Love” and “Así Fue”. The multiple Latin Grammy Award winner has sold more than 150 million albums, composed more than 1,800 songs, released 34 studio albums and more than 20 of his hits reached the Top 10 on Billboard.
The production will take place in the United States and Mexico this year with María José Cuevas (beauties of the night, The Lady of Silence: The Mataviejitas Murders) serving as director.
Laura Woldenberg and Ivonne Gutiérrez from Mezcla, the duo behind the Netflix documentary The three deaths of Marisela Escobedowill produce.
“We are excited to collaborate with Netflix to publish the story of my father’s personal life and musical career in this documentary with María José Cuevas and Mezcla,” Gabriel’s son, Iván Aguilera, said in a statement. “Bringing my father’s true story to the screen has been a project we’ve wanted to launch for quite some time. We are confident that with this team that we have built, we can work closely together to bring his true story to life.”