If something has become clear to Netflix In recent years, productions focused on the lives of popular artists are all the rage among the public. As an example, what happened with Luis Miguel, the series starring Diego Boneta that broke it in Latin America and other parts of the world. And the streaming platform is willing to go in search of a new success of similar proportions, this time from the hand of Julio Iglesias.
The American company has signed an agreement with the Spanish singer-songwriter to produce a docuseries about his life. Although Netflix and Julio Iglesias have not provided very specific details about the proposal, everything suggests that the format that we already saw in Luis Miguel. In fact, the streaming platform confirmed that it will be a work of fictionbut which will address real events from the musical career and private life of the performer.
“After so much speculation, books and documentaries in which I have not participated, for the first time I have decided to tell the truth of my life to a universal company like Netflix,” said Julio Iglesias about this production. Netflix was also grateful to the artist for giving them the confidence to launch this project.
“We all know that his talent and tenacity are unique in the world. Now we will have the opportunity to see beyond the lights, the photos in magazines, the gold records and get to know in depth an exceptional person who has accompanied and will accompany many generations from any corner of the planet.
Diego Ávalos, vice president of content at Netflix.
Netflix will produce a series about the life of Julio Iglesias
Taking advantage of the announcement, Netflix has shared a kind of teaser on their social networks. In a published clip on X (Twitter), the silhouette of the artist and the phrase “Julio Iglesias, a Netflix series” are shown. It is not yet known when it will be released, although the video indicates “coming soon.”
In any case, the latter must be taken with a grain of salt, since Netflix’s official statement only mentions that the series is in development. The number of episodes has not yet been reported, although it would not be strange if the intention is to tell the story in several seasons. In the case of Luis MiguelFor example, there were 27 episodes distributed over 3 seasons between 2018 and 2021.
Considering the very extensive career of Julio Iglesias, which began in the 1960s, there is plenty of material to work with. It remains to be seen what Netflix’s final intention is in this regard. “This fiction (…) will tell how Julio Iglesias became the first non-Anglo-Saxon artist to enter the American and Asian markets, and how he became a universal star who is among the five biggest record sellers in history “, they indicated from the platform.
Regarding the cast of the series, there is still no news. It will be interesting to know who will be chosen to play Julio Iglesias and some of the most notorious characters around him. The casting of Isabel Preyslerhis first wife, and that of his son Enriquethey will surely attract a lot of attention, beyond the protagonist.
Beyond the scenes, The private life of Julio Iglesias has always been the subject of comments. From his truncated past as a Real Madrid goalkeeper and his relationship with his eight children, to the paternity lawsuit that he faced from the early 1990s until 2021. Will there be room for everything in this docuseries? For now, we have to wait, but Netflix will surely offer more details soon.