Apple has ordered a Spanish-language series inspired by the documentary “Midnight Family” (“Familia de Medianoche”).
The series will be Apple’s first series produced entirely in Spanish. “Midnight Family” follows Marigaby Tamayo (Renata Vaca), an ambitious and gifted medical student by day, who spends her nights saving lives in a sprawling, contrasting, and fascinating Mexico City aboard her family’s private ambulance. . Along with her father Ramón (Joaquín Cosío) and siblings Marcus (Diego Calva) and Julito (Sergio Bautista), Marigaby serves a population of millions by tackling extreme medical emergencies to earn a living.
“Midnight Family” also stars Yalitza Aparicio, Itzan Escamilla, José María de Tavira, Óscar Jaenada, Dolores Heredia and Mariana Gómez. Apple gave the show a 10-episode order. It is currently in production in Mexico City.
The show was developed for television by Gibrán Portela and Julio Rojas, with Portela serving as writer. Natalia Beristáin is showrunner, executive producer and director. Beristáin previously directed two episodes of the Apple-Fremantle series “The Mosquito Coast”. Pablo Larraín and Juan de Dios Larraín are executive producers through Fabula. Angela Poblete and Mariane Hartard are also executive producers, and Peter Blake is consulting producer. “Midnight Family” is produced by Apple, Fremantle and Fabula.
The ‘Midnight Family’ documentary was directed by Luke Lorentzen and followed the Ochoa family, owners of a private ambulance in Mexico City who must compete with others to reach accident scenes in order to earn enough money to support themselves. The film debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival.