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Netflix grabs Telemundo series, Atypical drama

Scripted-logo-460_2Telemundo’s latest scripted series are exclusively headed to streaming service Netflix in a number of territories, along with a new drama from Robia Rashid internationally.

El Chema, Sin Senos si Hay Paraiso and Guerra de Idolos will debut on the SVOD service exclusively in Latin America, Spain and the US.

The deal also includes multi-territory on-demand rights to series such as La Reina del Sur and Pasion de Gavilanes, and new seasons of El Senor de los Cielos will be available in the US after an exclusive debut on broadcast network Telemundo.

“These new deals with our partners at Netflix will allow both companies to continue to grow in the SVOD market and provide even greater international and domestic exposure to our content,” said Cesar Conde, chairman of NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises.

“What is most exciting is that Netflix members will enjoy Telemundo’s latest and most anticipated series like El Chema and Sin Senos Si Hay Paraiso exclusively on Netflix,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer.

Telemundo has this week launched an international production studio.

Meanwhile, Netflix has commissioned Atypical, with Sony Pictures Television attached to produce. Rashid (The Goldbergs) has created the show, with Jennifer Jason Leigh, Keir Gilchrist and Michael Rapaport starring.

The coming-of-age drama follows an 18-year-old autistic man who searches for love and independence.

Rashid and Seth Gordon executive produce, along with Mary Rohlich and Leigh.