Buenos Aires –Ag Studios’ Morbido TV, its flagship pay TV channel for Latin America and U.S. Hispanic, is loading up on horror, fantasy, sci-fi, occult-and-more, and driving into original content production, as it aims for a spring 2016 launch.
Despite Morbido TV’s start-up status, its hires, own-shows and early buys rep one of the most ambitious rollouts of a regional genre channel which, in Morbido TV’s case, aims to be much more: A talent hub, production force and driver of a pan-regional culture industry richly grounded in Latin American sensibility.
Morbido TV will be the first 24-hour horror-fantasy-genre channel in Latin America, said Eduardo Caso, CEO of Ag Networks, Ag Studios multi-platform division.
Among new plans, Mexico’s Rafa Lara
(“5 de Mayo: La Batalla”) is attached to direct “Terror Mx,” Morbido TV’s first original production, an episodic series framing “the complete history of horror-fantasy cinema in Mexico,