Oscar-nominated actress Yalitza Aparicio (Rome) was cast in AppleTV+’s first-ever Spanish-language series Medianoche family (midnight family). The series is based on the award-winning 2019 documentary of the same name about a family of paramedics who run a private ambulance business.
According to Deadlinethe show, which is currently in production in Mexico City, will also feature Joaquín Cosío (Narcos: Mexico), Oscar Jaenada (cantinflas), Renata Vaca (Dale Gas), Diego Calva (Narcos: Mexico), and Mariana Gomez (queen of flow), among others. Natalia Beristain (Luis Miguel: the series) will serve as showrunner and director of the series.
Although Aparicio’s role has yet to be revealed, Medianoche family will follow a medical student named Marigaby Tamayo, who goes to medical school during the day and works on the family ambulance at night.
In a 2019 review, Remezcla called the original documentary “as thrilling as any action movie” and “as quiet as an intimate family drama”. The doc explains that in Mexico City, which has a population of 9 million, the government operates fewer than 45 emergency ambulances. For this reason, many people have created their own emergency services to meet the demand.
Since landing an Oscar nomination for Alfonso Cuarón’s 2018 drama RomeYalitza Aparicio has not acted in another feature film or television series, although her first post-Rome is already in the box. The horror movie is called Attendance and is directed by Mexican filmmaker Luis Mandoki (angel eyes). She also served as goodwill ambassador for UNESCO of the United Nations and even co-hosted the Latin Grammys.