Amazon expands Latino offering with Ricky Martin band drama


Amazon Prime Video has picked up a drama series that tells the story of a Latino pop band that launched stars including Ricky Martin and Draco Rosa.

Súbete A Mi Moto is from producers SOMOS Productions, Endemol Shine Boomdog and Piñolywood Studios and explores the history of 1970s Puerto Rican band Menudo, which rotated its members when they reached the age of 16.

The 15 x 60 minute show includes songs from the band and delves into the history of the group, which has attracted millions of fans around the world. Amazon has acquired global rights for the forthcoming series from Somos Distribution, headed by Luis Villanueva and part of SOMOS Group.

Alejandro Rincon, CEO at Endemol Shine Boomdog, said the show had just started production and Villanueva added that the deal with Amazon “met the expectations we had for the project.”

Carlos Nido, CEO of Piñolywood Studios, continued: “The series will present an amazing Puerto Rican story of one of the first boy bands assembled and how its manager made it a global sensation. The group became a trailblazer in the music industry.”

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