The first photo released teasing the series was quite a shock. 1
It is supposed to be a Christmas Card of the fictional President and First Lady of Mexico in Ingobernable. I was surprised by Kate's dark locks and even more shocked to see Eric Hayser next to her, I'll tell you why in a bit...
The trailer was something else. 2
It starts like a typical Christmas message from a president. We have seen many from our White House. But thisone ends showing Del Castillo's character throwing some serious shade at her husband. I bet Frank and Claire Underwood, from House of Cards, have nothing on this political couple.
They look a lot friendlier here. 3
Do you recognize Hayser? He was Aracely Arambula's co-star in the telenovela Los Miserables. He was also part of the cast of HBO's Capadocia and is Fernanda Castillo's long time boyfriend on El Señor de los Cielos.
Originally, the series was going to be filmed in Mexico City. 5
Netflix partner in Mexico, the production company Argos, had everything set up to start filming in January 2016, when the Mexican government announced that it was investigating Kate del Castillo in relation with drug dealer El Chapo Guzmán.
"It’s a telenovela within a telenovela. It’s a strange turn of events for sure," said at the time Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer. However, he insisted that del Castillo hadn't been fired and that the series was a go.
So, are you ready to binge on 'Ingobernable'? 6
Netflix confirmed that the series will drop on March 24. It has 15 episodes, filmed in Spanish with subtittles available. The show promises to be an amazing production with political, crime and drama issues. I can't wait!
The cast seems top-notch. 7
Besides Del Castillo and Hayser, you will recognize other faces, such as Spanish actor Maxi Iglesias (Mira Quién Baila, Dueños del Paraíso, Velvet), Jeimy Osorio (young Celia Cruz in Celia) and Aída López (Frida).
Netflix also pulled Latino actors from previous series. 8
The best known one is Eréndira Ibarra, who was in Sense8 and is the daughter of series creator Epigmenio Ibarra.
In the series, Kate and Eric have a teen daughter. 9
She is played by Alicia Jaziz, who played young Elvira Mendivil in El Chema, and has even debuted in Hollywood with the movie Vantage Point.