Don Francisco Partners With ‘Mucho Mucho Amor’ Filmmakers Alex Fumero & Kareem Tabsch On Docuseries ‘Gigante’ For Disney’s Onyx Collective

particular: Disney’s Onyx Collective Ordered a four-part limited documentary gigante From Don Francisco (Mario Kreutzberger, sabado gigante) And Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado filmmakers alex fumero And Karim Tabsch, gigante will be streamed exclusively on Hulu in the US, Star+ in Latin America, and Disney+ in all other regions at a future date.

spanning four distinct eras in US Latino history, gigante The story tells of how immigrants from various Latin American countries formed a vulnerable coalition that would come to harness the social capital, economic prowess and political influence that forever changed the United States. 53 years of access, with the unfettered participation of Don Francisco sabado gigante archives, and interviews with A-list celebrities, gigante The longest-running variety show in television history helped shape a new demographic and became a political force.

“To say we’re excited about this project would be an understatement,” said Jihan Robinson, vice president of nonfiction, Onyx and Freeform. “Don Francisco and the series have played such a huge role in the lives of the Latinx community and left a lasting impact on this country. We are thrilled that it has found a home with Onyx and continues to sabado gigante legacy.”

Emmy Award winner Don Francisco is the producer and star of sabado giganteThe iconic Spanish-language game show, which ran for 53 seasons on Univision, earned a Guinness World Record for longest running variety program.

Don Francisco shared, “I’m at a time in my life where it’s more interesting to look back.” “Where I have the full perspective of not only my 60 years as a professional, but where I am able to fully analyze Don Francisco and sabado giganteWhat a record breaking race and what it means to so many people. I am delighted to have the opportunity to tell a story with this amazing team and am grateful to Onyx for helping us take our show to a new audience.

Tabsch serves as executive producer and director, with Fumero serving as executive producer and showrunner under their Trojan Horse banner. The series is a Foton.Pictures production with Ilan Neumhauser, Ari Taboda and Carlos Enrique Cusco serving as executive producers. Concept conceived by Fumero and Tabsuch.

“Hispanics. Latinos. Latinx. Whatever you may call us or whatever we may call ourselves, very few people understand who we are and where we come from — including us,” Tabbs shared . ,gigante The definitive Latino origin story told through the lens sabado gigante, one of the most beloved programs in the Spanish-speaking world and a staple in all our homes. The series will trace how a Jewish immigrant from Chile in Miami made a mark for millions of other immigrants of dozens of nationalities in the Western Hemisphere, bringing us all together and forever changing the face of the United States and Latin America. Process.”

“This is an extremely personal project for us and very much part of our DNA as a company,” says Photon CEO Carlos Enrique Cusco. Pictures. “Bringing impactful and relevant stories to the foreground with extremely talented creative partners like Karim and Alex is the reason we get into this business. Now to partner with Onyx Collective And getting the opportunity to share your story as a Latino, with the participation of Don Francisco (Mario Kreutzberger), is like a dream come true. We couldn’t be more honored to team up with Onyx Collective and Trojan Horse to produce this ambitious project.