Pantaya, the streaming platform for Spanish-language films and series, and Dominican Republic-based production company Caribbean Films, announced their latest original series “Lios de Familia”, which completed its first production run in the Dominican Republic.
The series marks the companies’ first co-production, bringing together some of the country’s most talented actors and filmmakers.
Líos de Familia” stars comedians Raymond Pozo (Que León) and Miguel Céspedes (Que León) along with Cheddy García (Trabajo Sucio).
The series is directed by Frank Perozo (Colao) Dominican actor and director, with filmmaker and TV producer Jose Enrique Pintor (Culpables) as co-director. Pintor co-wrote the comedy script with Juan Tejeda (Paraíso Para 2).
Kendy Yanoreth serves as general producer of the series, which will premiere in the United States and Puerto Rico on the Pantaya streaming platform in the first quarter of 2022.
What it brings
“Líos de Familia” showcases the lives of the residents of a quaint, middle-class building in Santo Domingo, where viewers will see peculiar characters trying to coexist with each other.
Among the residents are disgraced politician Esteban (Miguel Céspedes) and his wife Cristina (Marta González) who somehow own two apartments in building 28.
Also residing is God-fearing bank worker Job (Raymond Pozo) who is raising his teenage son, Josue while pining for his neighbor Maritza (Cheddy Garcia) a hairdresser who works out of the home and lives with her teenage daughter Shanty (Rosemary Herrand) and her rambunctious mother Yaya (Ana Maria Arias).
There is also music producer Rodo (Irving Alberti) and his young ward, a rapper named Milloneta (Nino Freestyle) and “Las Chicas” (including Candy Flow) who make a living through subscriptions on their websites, where they broadcast their lives from their fourth-floor apartment. Will this group of characters eventually become a real family?
“Pantaya has had a lot of success appealing to the large and growing Caribbean audience in the United States, specifically with Caribbean Films films such as “Que León”, “Colao”, “No Es Lo Que Parece” and many others. The next logical step in our relationship was to create a premium original series that we are confident will be a resounding success for Dominican and Puerto Rican audiences in the U.S.,” said Paul Presburger, Pantaya’s CEO.
He added, “Collaborating with Gregory Quinn and Zumaya Cordero of Caribbean Films and the magnificent cast that is part of this series, including the Kings of Dominican humor Raymond and Miguel, is just the first step.”
“Líos de Familia” includes Irving Alberti (“Que León”), Kenny Grullón (“Todas las Mujeres son Iguales”), Marta González (“Flow Calle”), Ana María Arias (“Colao”), Anderson Humor (“No Es Lo Que Parece”), Candy Flow (“No Es Lo Que Parece”), Rosmery Herrand (“La Vida de los Reyes”), Ulda Capell (“La Vida de los Reyes”), Brea Frank (Flow Calle), Anyelina Sánchez (“Los Leones”), Ramcelis De Jesús, Luis Bryan Mesa (“Malpaso”), recording artist Nino Freestyle.
Jorge Pabón “Molusco” (“Los Domirriqueños”) and communicator and television personality Francisca Lachapel (Univision Despierta America and winner of Nuestra Belleza Latina 2015).