“Acapulco” has been renewed for Season 3 at Apple, Variety has learned. The third season will consist of 10 episodes and will begin production in the spring. The series stars Eugenio Derbez and is inspired by 3Pas Studios and Lionsgate/Pantelion Films’ feature “How to Be A Latin Lover,” in which Derbez starred.
The sixth grade students at Jose Urbina Lopez Elementary in Matamoros are among the worst performing students in Mexico. Their world is full of violence and hardship, with little opportunity. But teacher Sergio Juarez decides to try something different. Despite having no special training, he invites his class to experience a whole new method of learning—with fascinating results.
The last time Mexican superstarEugenio Derbezhad a film atSundancewas just in 2021. The movie wasCODA,and it not onlyswept all the top prizesat the fest that year, it went on towin three OscarsincludingBest Picture. He had a supporting role in that film as an inspirational high school music teacher, and now inRadical,which just had its world premiere at Sundance on opening night at the Eccles Theatre, he essays another inspirational teacher. This time it’s a true story and one in which he plays the lead role of Sergio Juarez.
In a Mexican border town plagued by neglect, corruption, and violence, a frustrated teacher tries a radical new method to break through his students’ apathy and unlock their curiosity, their potential… and maybe even their genius. Based on a true story.
Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell’s 3Pas Studios (Acapulco) has signed a multi-year first-look deal with ABC Signature for English-language TV content. As part of the deal, 3Pas will develop and produce English-language projects for the studio. Reporting to Derbez and Odell, Sonia Gambaro, the VP of 3Pas’ English-language TV division, will oversee development, identify and source talent, ideas, and IP for ABC Signature across all platforms. “Eugenio and Ben transcend culture through their diverse and inclusive storytelling, driven by their deep connection to talent and source material from Latin America,” said Jonnie Davis, president of ABC Signature. “We couldn’t be more excited to shepherd their next wave of brilliant and culture-defining English language projects at the studio.”
The colorful '80s-set comedy has all the ingredients of a Best Comedy hit. More potential fans (and awards voters) just need to know it exists. Everyone who was ever going to watch “Ted Lasso” has probably done it already. Somewhere deep in the server room at Apple HQ, there’s probably some algorithm for wringing some extra subset of subscribers out of the phenomenon that “Ted Lasso” has been for audiences and awards voters. It’s the kind of effort that makes you wonder what Apple TV+ would do if they had a show ready to duplicate that kind of success.
In La Noche Del Diablito, Mexican actors and comedians Mauricio Barrientos, better known as “El Diablito,“ and Paloma Cedeño travel around the city to share the colors and culture of Mexico City with their guests. The conversations will revolve around life, relationships, and sex— specifically who, why, and how people ultimately connect with each other. The reality series delves into the exciting stories of provocative characters and closely explores taboo topics in a curious and fun way.
Starring and executive produced by SAG Award winner Eugenio Derbez, the critically acclaimed series will return with two new episodes debuting globally on Friday, October 21. It’s time to check back into Las Colinas Resort! Apple TV+ today released the trailer for the second season of its hit bilingual comedy “Acapulco.” The Spanish and English-language series, which currently holds a perfect 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes, stars an acclaimed, international cast led by SAG Award winner Eugenio Derbez. “Acapulco” returns for its ten-episode second season Friday, October 21, 2022 on Apple TV+ with the first two episodes, followed by one new episode weekly every Friday through December 16, 2022.
The project will chronicle the making of a Spanish-language version of the classic horror film. 3Pas co-founder Eugenio Derbez will star in and executive produce a comedy with the working titleThey Came at Night, which is in development at TelevisaUnivision’s streaming platform Vix+. The project is a workplace show about the cast and crew who made a Spanish-language version ofDraculain 1930 — filming at night and using the same sets and costumes as Tod Browning’s English-language version.
Can you imagine being young again? That’s the tag line for the a new film produced by Eugenio Derbez and Ben Odell's 3Pas Studios and Pantelion Films, which brings renowned Mexican telenovela star Veronica Castro back to the big screen in a lead role in Cuando Sea Joven (When I’m Young).
The Encantos co-founder and former CEO will lead the studio's international expansion, new business developments and more.
Prolific TV director Zetna Fuentes (Cursed) is set to helm the film Never Look Back, based on Lilliam Rivera’s 2019 novel of the same name, for 3Pas Studios and Amazon Studios, with Talia Rothenberg (Rebelde) adapting the screenplay.
CAA has signed Eugenio Derbez and his production company 3Pas Studios in all areas. Derbez is on a hot streak following the announcement of multiple deals:a first-look dealwith TelevisaUnivision’s streamer Vix, a development dealwith Encantosfor kids content, and a re-up ofa first-look film dealat Lionsgate, to name a few.
Lionsgatehas renewed its first-look film deal with3Pas Studios, the production company run by producer Ben Odell and bilingual starEugenio Derbez, Deadline has learned. The deal continues the longstanding relationship between the companies, which resulted in the breakout box office success of 2018’sOverboard($91.2 million at the global box office). The last three Derbez movies — including the blockbusterInstructions Not Included, released by Lionsgate’s Pantelion Films — made more than $250M off a $35M production cost before P&A.
Eugenio Derbez and 3Pas Studios—run by Derbez and his producing partner Ben Odell— inked a first-look deal with Univision to create original scripted and unscripted Spanish-language projects for Univision’s global streaming SVOD content slate set to launch in 2022.