Days on from receiving a Critics Choice Award nomination, it has been announced that Selena Gomez is set to earn her first Spanish-language producing credit.
Gomez has penned a deal with Univision to produce true-crime docuseries Mi Vecino, El Cartel (The Cartel Among Us).
It will focus on the “story of a murder that rocked a quiet suburban town in Texas and launched a multiyear international investigation,” as per The Hollywood Reporter.
The series will air on Univision’s upcoming streaming platform that has yet to be named but is expected to come to fruition in 2022, once their merger with Mexico’s Televisa is complete.
“Selena Gomez is obviously a superstar — there’s probably nobody bigger — and she also cares a lot about elevating Latinx voices and storytelling,” said Rodrigo Mazon, Executive VP and GM of SVOD at Univision.
“So the match was perfect. It is a pretty gripping and thrilling and crazy story, so we felt that it would be extremely interesting to everyone in the Spanish-speaking world and around the world to hear about it.”