SOMOS Distribution, a content distribution company led by Luis Villanueva gave the distribution rights of ‘Súbete a mi Moto’ to Amazon Prime Video. The series will tell the story of Menudo, one of the most popular Latino pop bands in history in a joint production of SOMOS Productions, Piñolywood Studios, and Endemol Shine Boomdog
Menudo was a Puerto Rican band of the 70s and 80s. The plot will follow the story of the unprecedented success of the band that launched people such as Ricky Martin to stardom.
Edgardo Diaz created a concept where the band rotated its members when they turned 16-years-old and the model helped the band achieving international projection. The show will be the latest to exploit Latino nostalgia after the success of ‘Luis Miguel’ on Netflix and the network’s subsequent announcement of a series based on the life of Selena Quintanilla, another huge Latino idol of the past.
“The licensing of Súbete a mi Moto by Amazon Prime Video meets the expectations we had with the project. The story demonstrates its attractiveness and proves the trust that the market has in our distribution know-how and capacity as well as in the quality of the productions where SOMOS Productions and its partners participate. We are sure that this negotiation augurs a very beneficial relationship between SOMOS Distribution and Prime Video.” Luis Villanueva, CEO of SOMOS Distribution said about the deal.
‘Súbete a mi Moto’ will consist of 15 hour-long episodes. There’s still no official release date or cast announcement. We will probably know more about this shortly.