Mexican actress Kate del Castillo will portray Irene Urzua, the fearless, sophisticated and passionate first lady of Mexico in the new Spanish-language, Netflix original series Ingobernable (ungovernable). The political drama will focus on the president’s wife, “a woman with a strong personality, conviction and clear ideas. Urzua is capable of creating a president, leaving a president and killing a president.”
“I absolutely love the role. It’s challenging, it’s risky, it’s compelling. The storyline and the cast are excellent. The kind of content Netflix is synonymous with. I am so happy to be part of the team,” commented Del Castillo. “This is like nothing people have seen me in before and I can’t wait to start this journey with Netflix and Ingobernable.”
The series will be directed by Jose Luis Garcia Agraz and Pedro Pablo Ibarra and will start shooting early 2016. Ingobernable becomes Netflix’s second original series to be produced in Mexico.
“Netflix is committed to the creation of high quality, Spanish language original series for Mexico, US, Latin America and the world. We are thrilled to be working with one of Latin America’s biggest and most talented stars, chief content officer Ted Sarandos stated during the announcement.
The streaming service will debut it’s first Spanish-language series, Club de Cuervos, starring Mexican actor Luis Gerardo Méndez on August 7th.