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01/21/2016 03:06 pm ET

Juanes, 'Jane The Virgin' Producer To Develop Bilingual TV Series

"It's a mix of Entourage and Narcos.”
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Latin music may get it’s own Empire-like TV drama, thanks to a recently forged partnership between Golden Globe winning producer Ben Silverman (Ugly BettyHands of Stone) and Latin star Juanes and his manager, Rebeca Leon.

The three have joined to develop and produce a TV show titled Persiguiendo el Sol (Chasing the Sun) that will chronicle Juanes’ rise to stardom, from his beginnings in Colombia through his arrival in Miami, Billboard has learned.

"It's a mix of Entourage and Narcos,” Silverman told Billboard, referencing the drug drama not for its content, but as an example of a show shot in Latin America for mainstream audiences. However, there is a further link: Producer Eric Newman, the showrunner for Narcos, will also be executive producer and showrunner for Persiguiendo.

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