Mexico’s ‘Women in Blue’ arrive to fight crime on Apple TV+


Women in Blue on Apple TV+
More than 50 years ago, Mexico established a female police force.
Photo: Apple TV+

Did you know Mexico established an all-female police force decades ago? Well, now you do, thanks to the first look Apple dropped Friday for the Women in Blue crime series (aka Las Azules). The new Spanish-language, 10-part drama is set in 1970 against the backdrop of a serial killer’s spree.

Created by International Emmy Award winner Fernando Rovzar and featuring Ariel Award nominee Bárbara Mori, the show debuts July 31 on Apple TV+.

Women in Blue (Las Azules) crime drama series debuts on Apple TV+ July 31

So, based on real events, the new Women in Blue (Las Azules) crime-drama series tells the “thrilling true stories of Mexico’s first female police force.” In addition to Mori, it stars Ximena Sariñana, Natalia Téllez and Amorita Rasgado.

See the streamer’s more-detailed description below. It includes what underlied the country’s surprising move to create the force more than 50 years ago.

Set in 1970 and inspired by true events, Women in Blue tells the story of four women who defy the ultraconservative norms of the time and join Mexico’s first female police force. Only to discover that their squad is a publicity stunt to distract the media from a brutal serial killer.

As the body count grows, María (Bárbara Mori), whose determination to catch the killer becomes an obsession, Gabina (Amorita Rasgado), whose father is a renowned cop, Ángeles (Ximena Sariñana), a brilliant fingerprint analyst, and Valentina (Natalia Téllez), a young rebel, set up a secret investigation to achieve what no male officer has been able to do and bring the serial killer to justice.

That sounds intriguing. And if you can’t hang with dialogue in Spanish, turn on the subtitles. You might learn something.

All-Hispanic cast and crew

All members of the new show’s cast and crew are Hispanic. In addition to Mori (Perdidos en la noche, La Negociadora), the show stars Sariñana, Téllez, Rasgado, Miguel Rodarte, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Christian Tappan and Horacio García Rojas.

International Emmy Award-winning showrunner and director Fernando Rovzar (Monarca, Sr. Ávila) created the show with Pablo Aramendi (Tijuana, Los elegidos).

Lemon Studio produces the series for Apple TV+. Executive producers: Fernando Rovzar, Emmy Award nominee Wendy Riss (Yellowstone, The Killing), Erica Sánchez Su (Monarca, La Venganza de las Juanas), Sandra Solares (Point Break, Y tu mamá también) and International Emmy Award winner Billy Rovzar (Monarca, Control Z).

Watch dramas on Apple TV+

Women in Blue makes its debut with two episodes on Wednesday, July 31, on Apple TV+. One episode follows weekly through September 25. It joins a host of other dramatic films and shows.

The service is available by subscription for $9.99 with a seven-day free trial. You can also get it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

After launching in November 2019, “Apple TV+ became the first all-original streaming service to launch around the world, and has premiered more original hits and received more award recognitions faster than any other streaming service. To date, Apple Original films, documentaries and series have been honored with 471 wins and 2,090 award nominations and counting,” the service said.

In addition to award-winning movies and TV shows (including breakout soccer comedy Ted Lasso), Apple TV+ offers a variety of documentaries, dramas, comedies, kids shows and more.

Watch on Apple TV

Source: Apple TV+


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