'Los Espookys': Release date, cast, plot, trailer and everything you need to know about HBO's bizzarely delightful horror comedy
The Fred Armisen-created series will see a group of people obssesed with horror and make-up get into the business of creating horror for people who are into it
Whacky. Delightful. Weirdly Spooky.
Its got a dash of humor, a bit of horror and a bunch of people who have a penchant for horror. 'Los Espookys', the Spanish comedy, was given a thumbs-up by HBO in 2017 and when the first trailer landed, it left the audience excited and probably a bit spooked.
The six-episode series is one of the much-anticipated HBO shows and here's what we know about the Spanish comedy so far.
'Los Espookys' is set to premiere on June 14 on HBO
According to the official premise, the show takes place "in a strange and dreamy version of present-day Mexico City and follows a group of friends turning their love for horror into a peculiar business."
According to Vulture, Ana Fabrega and Julia Torres will play Tati and Andres. Tati is the test dummy, while Bernardo Velaso will play Renaldo, the leader of Los Espookys. Cassandra Ciangherotti essays the role of Tati's sister and a dental assistant who provides teeth for the group. Andres is Renaldo's best friend who is an heir to a chocolate empire. Fred Armisen will also appear on the show as Renaldo’s uncle Tico, who lives in L.A. and is described as “a prodigious valet driver living his dream of parking cars.”
The episodes were written by Armisen ('Anchorman'), Ana Fabrega, and Julio Torres and will be directed by Fernando Frias. The show is produced by Broadway Video in association with Antigravico and Más Mejor, and Oscar-winning Chilean production company Fabula.
The trailer is as bizarre as it can get. It opens with shots of a St.Joseph's statue, whose head falls off, followed by a voice-over saying that the character is afraid that a day such as this would come. The scene then shifts to a bunch of friends who plan to make horror real for people who are into it. The next sequence sees them getting a gig by the American Ambassador who asks them to fake an abduction. What follows is meticulous planning and and how the team goes about trying to pull that stunt off by making it as realistic as possible.
Last November, it was announced that HBO had given the production a pilot order and was then titled, 'Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen'. Alongside the pilot order announcement, it was confirmed that the pilot would star Bernardo Velasco, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Ana Fabrega as Tati, Julio Torres, and Fred Armisen.
Watch this space for more updates on 'Los Espookys'
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