After much fanfare, the first of a five-series Univision and Netflix co-production deal is finally here. Tijuana, a political thriller about the assassination of a gubernatorial candidate and a group of Mexican reporters who risk their lives to uncover a conspiracy behind the crime, has a premiere date on Netflix.
Starring Damián Alcázar (Narcos) in the lead as Antonio Borja, the cofounder and director of newspaper Frente Tijuana that is investigating the murder, the scripted drama will debut April 5 on the streaming platform.
The series takes a brutal look at the dangers journalists in Mexico face every day. According to the Committe to Protect Journalists, 30 journalists have been murdered in Mexico since 2009.
Ahead of its premiere, Netflix released its first peek at Tijuana with a trailer for its original series, which also stars Tamara Vallarta, Claudette Maille, Rodrigo Abed, Teté Espinoza, Rolf Petersen, Iván Aragón, Andrés Delgado, Martha Claudia Moreno and Roberto Sosa.
All 11 episodes will be available globally, including in the U.S. on the same day.
When the companies announced production of Tijuana in February 2018, the series was supposed to air on Univision prior to streaming on Netflix. That was the same formula for their successful first co-production of El Chapo, which led to the five-series deal. El Chapo was a ratings hit for Univision. The series is still available on Netflix.