Mexican Revolution: Carla Gonzalez Vargas

LOS CABOS, Mexico —  Cultivated and connected, Carla Gonzalez Vargas has discovered her calling. The result, “Luis Miguel – The Series,” is one of Latin America’s drama series sensations of the year, catapulting lead Diego Boneta to fame, sparking a litany of extraordinary social media stats, and turning Gonzalez Vargas into still one of the very, very few Latina women show runners in the business.

Few Latin American TV executives have ever hit the ground running faster.“Luis Miguel – The Series” was Carla Gonzalez Vargas’ first gig as an executive producer and showrunner of a drama series. It was conceived a month or so after the launch of Gato Grande Productions, a joint venture between MGM Television and Gonzalez Vargas, husband Antonio Cué and Mexican empresario Miguel Aleman Magnani.

Screened Sundays on Netflix and Telemundo from April 22, “Luis Miguel” has become one of the biggest hits of the year, a social phenomenon, with demand expressions per capita almost as high in Argentina as the singer’s native Mexico, according to a Parrot Analytics study.

One of the series’ biggest virtues is merely existing. MGM TV’s Mark Burnett, Gonzalez Vargas and Aleman spent hours with the notoriously discreet Luis Miguel to persuade him to not only authorize a bio-series but reveal his real life’s story.

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