This article discusses the Netflix series El Rey, Vicente Fernandez, including the premise, release date, trailer, and cast.
Netflix continues to beef up its international growth strategy with more local content designed to appeal to viewers in a range of global markets. One area in particular where they have invested more heavily into original content is Mexico, with a host of new titles either recently released or soon to release. Included among them is the biographic series El Rey, Vicente Fernandez.
Here’s everything we know about El Rey, Vicente Fernandez
El Rey, Vicente Fernandez premise
Courtesy of Netflix: From his humble upbringing to stardom, Mexican music icon Vicente Fernandez’s whirlwind of a life and career is recounted over multiple decades.
Our opinion of the premise
Who doesn’t love a good biopic?! Named after his breakthrough song, this Netflix drama follows the story of Mexican musician Vicente Fernandez, whose songs are considered the basis of modern Mexican music. With a rich and varied life that comprises 4 Grammys and over 50 million records sold, there seems to be much to say about the life of the storied performer.
Netflix series El Ray, Vicente Fernandez release date
The 15-episode series will drop in its entirety on 14th September 2022.
El Ray, Vicente Fernandez cast
Jaime Camil, Marcela Guirado, Enoc Leano, Marissa Saavedra, Sebastian Dante.
The production team
- Director: Conrado Martinez, Fernando Urdapileta
- Writers: Carlos Algara, Dago Garcia, Luis Guerro, Rodrio Ordonez, Jhonny A. Ortiz, Daniela Richer
- Producers: Dago Garcia
- Executive Producers: Catalina Porto
Is there a trailer?
There sure is! Check it out below:
A glossy, colourful period drama with the usual biopic tropes. This looks like a must-watch series for fans of El Rey’s music and Mexican folk music in general. From the trailer, it appears that the show will focus on Fernandez’s rise through the ranks and his early success before pivoting to his mid-career slump and subsequent revival. With 15 episodes to tell its story, this show will do well to keep viewers engaged from start to finish.