Monday, July 2, 2018

HBO Orders Spanish-Language Comedy 'Los Espookys' Created by and Starring Fred Armisen

HBO has today given a series order to the original comedy series Los Espookys co-created by and starring Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live, Portlandia). The Spanish-language comedy will likely debut in 2019.

Set in a strange and dreamy version of present day Mexico City, the comedy follows a group of friends turning their love for horror into a peculiar business.

In addition to Armisen, the comedy stars Bernardo Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega and Julio Torres.

Velasco will play Renaldo, the leader of Los Espookys who is noble, kind, serene and obsessed with gore. He's always running out of cellphone minutes.

Ciangherotti will play Ursula, a calm and collected dental assistant who provides teeth for the group's monsters. She loves horror and her sister Tati but above all, teeth.

Fabrega will play Tati, Ursula's sister and Los Espookys' test dummy. She's constantly juggling several odd jobs, such as breaking in other people's shoes and testing child safety locks.

Torres will play Andres, Renaldo's best friend who is a dark and mysterious heir to a chocolate empire. His only true nemesis is his gorgeous boyfriend.

Armisen will play Tico, Renaldo's reliable uncle who lives in Los Angeles. He's a prodigious valet driver living his dream of parking cars.

Armisen created the comedy with Fabrega and Torres. Armisen executive produces with Lorne Michaels, Andrew Singer and director Fernando Frias. Fabrega and Torres will co-executive produce alongside Alice Mathias. Broadway Video produces.