Blue Demon, a teleseries based on the life of Alejandro Muñoz Moreno, Mexico’s famous blue masked wrestler who was considered one of the greatest of his time, has been greenlighted by Sony Pictures TV and Televisa.
The 65-episode, hourlong drama will air across Latin America on multiple Televisa platforms. SPT and Televisa will jointly distribute the series throughout the rest of the world. Production is slated to begin in April in and around Mexico City. Blue Demon is the latest co-production for SPT and Televisa’s under their deal inked in 2014.
Blue Demon is inspired by the real-life story of Alejandro Muñoz Moreno, who overcame enormous odds to become the World Wrestling Champion under the name Blue Demon. The series begins in Nuevo Leon, where a young Alejandro, the son of farmers and the fifth of 12 children, dreams of a bigger life than his small hometown. Years later, after setting off to live with an uncle and work on the railroad in Monterrey, a strong and strapping young man has a chance meeting with a famous wrestler, Ignacio Vera, who piques his interest in the colorful national sport of freestyle wrestling, Lucha Libre. Alejandro sets out on an incredible journey, conquering his fears and confronting personal demons, to ultimately become one of the most revered masked wrestlers of all time.
“There is a growing demand in the region for stories about real people and events, a trend which started in Colombia and has now made its way to Mexico,” says Angelica Guerra, senior vice president and managing director, production, Latin America and U.S. Hispanic for SPT. “Blue Demon will offer audiences an intimate look at one of Luche Libre’s greatest legends, exploring a complex and turbulent world that very few knew about.”
The series is directed by Mauricio Cruz and written by Carlos Algara, Alejandro Martínez, Fernando Abrego, Luis Guerrero, Larissa Andrade and Rodrigo Ordoñez. Daniel Ucros and Juan Pablo Posada serve as executive producers.