MBC brings Sony’s El Mariachi to Middle East

Middle Eastern public broadcaster, MBC, has acquired the rights to Sony Pictures Televison’s Latin drama based on the Robert Rodriguez movie, El Mariachi.

“While El Mariachi is especially relevant to a Latin American audience, there is a style and sensibility to this series and these characters will also resonate with Middle Eastern viewers,” said Ziad Yaghi, vice president, distribution, Middle East and Turkey for Sony Pictures Television.

The free-to-air broadcaster will air the 71-part drama on MBC Action channel next year. El Mariachi is produced by SPT-backed Colombian production company, Teleset, which also produced the Spanish language version of Breaking Bad, Metastasis.