- Netflix recently detailed six upcoming telenovelas that have release dates or are in production.
- Netflix is looking to combat slowing subscriber growth in regions like Latin America.
- The Colombian hit “Café con Aroma de Mujer” is currently one of Netflix’s most popular shows.
is ramping up its output of telenovelas as it faces slowing growth in Latin America.
During the company’s Q4 2021 earnings call last month, CFO Spencer Neumann cited “macroeconomic strain” from the coronavirus pandemic in markets like Latin America as a reason for why the company’s growth has slowed. It gained 8.3 million subscribers in the fourth quarter, below projections.
Soon after, the company’s head of content for Latin America, Roberto Stopello, highlighted upcoming Netflix novelas in a blog post, including the third season of “Who Killed Sara?”
“A Netflix novela pairs the best of series with the best of novelas — taking so much of what we love from the novelas we grew up watching, combined with the edge, pace and freedom of the
world,” Stopello wrote.
The announcement came on the heels of a hit Colombian Netflix series, “Café con Aroma de Mujer,” which has been one of the service’s top shows in recent weeks since debuting in December (it’s not available on Netflix in the US, where is airs on Telemundo and streams on Peacock, both owned by NBCUniversal).
The series is Netflix’s fifth biggest international series of all time with 326.91 million hours viewed in its first month.
Below are six upcoming novelas Stopello detailed in his blog post, including descriptions provided by Netflix: