Netflix Orders up ‘Puerta 7,’ Third Argentine Original Series

Variety | 7/12/2018 | John Hopewell
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MADRID — Driving ever more into originals in Latin America, Netflix has placed an order for “Puerta 7,” the U.S. platform’s third Argentine original series, which is created by “Ozark” and “Narcos” writer Martin Zimmerman and produced by leading Argentine production house Pol-ka.

“Puerta 7” is written by Patricio Vega, whose credits include crime-fighting commando thriller “Los Simuladores,” created by “Wild Tales’” Damián Szifrón, which broke out to large international success.

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The series is described by Neflix as an “unflinching exploration of Argentina’s infamous (and world famous) soccer “barra bravas,” bare torso-ed soccer fans feared by the public and even police responsible for fatalities at soccer matches.

One narrative line follows “a woman’s attempt to cut through this male-dominated world and cleanse one club of its corruption and criminal element in order to redeem her family name,” Netflix announced.

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Another charts one young man’s transformation into a “barra brava” to lift his family out of back-breaking poverty, a third chronicles a civil war between different “barra brava” factions at the same club.

“We’re thrilled to continue investing in the wonderful content and talent Argentina has to...
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