The Netflix logo is pictured on a television in this illustration photograph taken in Encinitas, California January 18, 2017. — Reuters picLOS ANGELES, March 7 — For Netflix’s third original Colombian series, the streaming giant adds Distrito Salvaje to its programming, Variety reports. Narcos star Juan Pablo Raba is attached.
Distrito Salvaje (roughly translated as “Wild District”) was created and co-written by Cristian Conti and a larger writing team. The 10-episode arc will be shot entirely in Colombia, co-directed by Peru’s Javier Fuentes-León (Undertow) and Colombia’s Carlos Moreno (Dog Eat Dog). The series starts shooting in Cartagena, the port city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast, in May.
The series follows Jhon Jeiver, a guerrilla who escapes the jungle after the signing of the Peace Treaty meant to calm decades of conflict in Colombia. Struggling to reintegrate into society and reconnect with his family, Jeiver is drawn to an underbelly of crime and corruption.
Distrito Salvaje joins two previously-announced original Colombian productions for Netflix: Green Inferno (tentative title) and Siempre Bruja.