El Marginal to become the first Spanish series ever aired on Universal Channel in Latin America
The crime drama, expected to be aired in January 2018
Dori Media Group (“DMG”, “the Company”) announces that it has signed an agreement with NBCUniversal International Latin America, for the 2017 Martin Fierro Awards winning crime drama ‘El Marginal’. The series is a co-production from Underground Producciones and TV Publica created by Sebastian Ortega with exclusive worldwide distribution by Dori Media Group.
The deal follows the sales of the series to the US, French Canal+, Latin America, the UK, Spain, Portugal, Israel and Poland. Previously, the crime drama has won three major awards at the most prominent award ceremony for Argentine radio and television, 2017 Martin Fierro, including Golden Award, Best Mini Series & Best Scriptwriters. The show was also awarded with Séries Mania Festival Grand Prix and 13 awards at the Tato Awards.
The series focuses on the story of Miguel Dimarco, an ex-cop who enters the San Onofre prison under a false identity as a convict. His mission is to infiltrate a gang of prisoners who have kidnapped the daughter of a prominent judge. Miguel must discover the whereabouts of the girl and help set her free. He meets the objective but someone betrays him, leaving him behind bars with no witnesses who know his true identity. Miguel will soon realize that the only way to save his life and recover his identity is to escape with the help of an unexpected ally, Anna, a social worker who works in the prison.
Nadav Palti, CEO of Dori Media, commented: “We are excited to see NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, include ’El Marginal’ on their Universal Channel network which is a stunning endorsement of the show’s quality. We are delighted with the ratings success in Argentina, which we fully expect to replicate across the whole LATAM region, thanks to streaming on NBCUniversal and the channel’s significant presence in broadcasting through a strong portfolio of domestic and international platforms.
‘El Marginal’ has had two remarkably successful years, which have been reinforced by recognition at the Martin Fierro 2017 Awards, Séries Mania Festival and Tato Awards. The show went on to more than triple its timeslot ratings on TV Publica since its premiering in June 2016 and is definitely becoming an international success, after sales to the US, France, LATAM, the UK, Spain, Portugal, Israel and Poland. We fully expect to see the show repeat its triumph further across the Globe.
Klaudia Bermúdez-Key, SVP & General Manager of NBCUniversal International Networks, Latin America, commented: “We are committed to deliver the best drama and procedural series for our Universal Channel audiences in the region and we decided it was the right moment to introduce a high quality Spanish speaking original production as part of our offering. ‘El Marginal’ brings a high quality level of production, a diverse cast and a great story that will relate to other series we offer in our network.”