HBO Latin America announced that it will produce 14 new shows in 2017, including HBO’s first Brazilian late-night talk show. The lineup will also include seven non-fiction series, two documentaries and four fiction series.
According to the company, this is the largest number of Latin American productions for a single year in the history of HBO, which now span more genres than ever: drama, mystery, documentary, non-fiction series, biography, comedy, animation, short form and talk show.
The late-night talk show – “Projecto Gregorio Duvivier”- will be a weekly, 30-minute program hosted by the comedian and actor Gregorio Duvivier, best known for his work with the comedy troupe Porta dos Fundos. HBO gave the first steps towards new formats with “Chumel con Chumel Torres”, the first show of its kind developed and produced by HBO Latin America for the Latin American region and the United States.
HBO’s new production lineup also comprises four dramatic series: “Santos=Dumont”, based on the life and times of the famed Brazilian aviation pioneer, Alberto Santos-Dumont; the season three of the International Emmy nominated psychological drama “Psi”; season two of the special effects-laden mystery “O Hipnotizador” and the thriller “A Vida Secreta dos Casais”.
The new documentaries will be “Opera Aberta – Os Pescadores de Pérolas” and “Primeiro Bailarino”. The lineup of non-fiction series includes: “A Grande Luta II”, “Fora do Armário”, “Milton – Pelo Mundo (Intimidade e Poesia)”, “O Nome dela é Gal”, “Outros Tempos – Velhos”, “Trabalho Escravo” and “Transamazônica – Uma Estrada para o Passado”.