The series “Toda la sangre” shows a supernatural, corrupt and dyed red Mexico

Mexico City (CDMX) offers all kinds of fictions, realities and stories out of the ordinary, which are the door of Latin America to the world; is from the tourist approach, the range of colors that it offers for its gastronomy, cultural walks and other atmospheres that make it cosmopolitan.

But there is also the harsh truth that most of its passers-by live in, a chaotic metropolis, crowded with people, where violencethe unsafety and murders also happen every day.

Just over a decade ago, Bernard Esquinca published the eighth plaguenovel in which the red note journalist Eugene Casasol enters this underworld of CDMX; now the pages turn to moving pictures in the tv series all the bloodof StarzPlay.

executive producer Zasha Robles talk with Indigo Report and explains that the development of this Program It started at the end of 2019, when they met with Esquinca; however, 2020 arrived and everything began to stop.

“The development took place during the pandemic, and it was quite long, we spent about a year and a half writing the scripts and then when it came to Record Y post produce we take another 18 more months; It was a long project”, says Robles.

The result is a series of intrigue, police genre, where Single houseembodied by Aaron Diazhe has to make his way in the field of sensationalist journalism, for which he relies on Lieutenant Edith Mondragon (Ana Brenda Contreras) to team up and investigate the crimes that occur in the city.

In addition, it also appears Elizabeth Matosinterpreted by Yoshira Escarregaanthropologist of National Institute of Anthropology and Historywho also investigates the murders on his own, but which also seem to be connected to something supernatural.

“I had the opportunity to read Esquinca’s novel, I read it after doing the castingI didn’t know her and I think she enriches the work of all the characters much more. She served to land him from the fiction to the screen, it was also quite a challenge”, adds Escárrega.

both oaks like Escárrega consider that this series is a window of opportunity that will have an impact not only in Mexico but in the rest of Latin Americabecause the settings, characters and situations are similar to those contexts that are lived in the rest of the continent.

“We try to make the characters Discuss each of these characteristics. Mexican cultureas if they were not speaking to the Mexican himself, but rather to the rest of the international audience, so that they can touch these rich details and appropriate them and enjoy the series that we have made”, comments the producer.

Escárrega indicates that more and more, both Mexicans and the rest of Latin Americans, have this need to representativeness and ID to be seen in the audiovisual productionsthat is why all the blood could be successful in other territories outside the country.

“This novel and the series allow that appropriation, as a memory of the root, of the culture, of who we are and, at the same time, to rethink this evolution of history, because the past is very much in the present and I think it is going to allow those questions of identity”, talks the actress Mazatlan.

all the blood is already available on StarzPlay, with its first two episodes. The complete season will have 10 chapters, which will be released every Thursday to have the entire broadcast ready on November 10 on the same platform.

all the blood, without limiting the violence

Inside of audiovisual fictionthe producers of all the blood they did not skimp on showing checkered graphic violence, mutilated or severed bodies, just as it happens in reality. All of that is found by Single house or the lieutenant Mondragonso Robles comments that it was not a purpose for StarzPlay and there were no limitations in this regard.

“We did not have any type of censorship through the platforms, they gave us carte blanche for what we wanted to do and interpret the book, the same by Esquinca. Rather, we had to pay a great deal of attention to how we presented the differences between the mexican idioms”, describes the creator of the series.

What Robles is referring to is that he took great care in the character interaction between different social classes and how they could start conversations with their own way of speaking, how they also had to qualify sociocultural traitswhich was a possible limitation on the part of the production.

“I think it was a greater self-censorship than the mutilated bodies. We were always clear that we did not want to show goryfrom the point of view of the act of murder we never wanted to show that and it is not in the series, there is the postmortemwhich is also still very crude and strong to see, but the art department did it as a staging, they took great care of the detail”, he deepens.

Is the Mexican white casting over?

Although the protagonists fall on Aaron Diaz Y Ana Brenda Contrerasclearly white Mexican actors, Escárrega sees that all the blood highlights dark faces that are around them, for example, the character that she embodies has an important dramatic weight.

“I think my character has a stake interesting, because she is a girl who lives in a somewhat high social elite, who has this skin color, that we are not usually used to seeing ourselves represented in this type of social classbecause she is a doctor in anthropology”, reflects the actress.

Escárrega believes that there is an increasing opening to representation on screen and they deserve to have dark-haired leading men in more future productions in the audiovisual field, both in Mexico and in other parts of Latin America.

“I bet that change in this and other projects gives us the ability to open up the perspective and to put characters with this beautiful skin color in other leading roles that play a character with the characteristics of people like us, with the ability to study, to get ahead, not only to be thieves, the suffering woman, the victim or the poor, “he concludes.

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The series “Toda la sangre” shows a supernatural, corrupt and dyed red Mexico – Reporte Indigo