Pablo Larrain and Juan de Dios Larrain

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Pablo Larrain and Juan de Dios Larrain

Apple TV+ has landed Midnight Family from Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín’s Chilean company Fabula and the UK’s Fremantle which marks the platform’s first all Spanish-language Original series.

Based on the documentary Familia de Medianoche the 10-episode medical drama is created for television by Ariel Award winner Gibrán Portela and Julio Rojas with the Larrains on board as executive producers.

Currently in production in Mexico City, the new series will feature an entirely Hispanic cast and crew led by Joaquín Cosío, Renata Vaca, Diego Calva, Yalitza Aparicio, Itzan Escamilla, José María de Tavira, Winner Óscar Jaenada, Dolores Heredia, Mariana Gómez and newcomer Sergio Bautista.

Midnight Family follows Marigaby Tamayo, an ambitious and gifted medical student by day, who spends her nights saving lives throughout a sprawling, contrasted and fascinating Mexico City aboard her family’s privately owned ambulance.

Along with her father Ramón and her siblings Marcus and Julito, Marigaby serves a population of millions by tackling extreme medical emergencies to make a living. Portela wrote the series and Natalia Beristáin (The Mosquito Coast, Luis Miguel: The Series) serves as showrunner and director.

The project marks the second collaboration for Apple TV+, Fremantle and Beristáin, who previously directed two episodes of Apple Original The Mosquito Coast, currently in production on its second season in Mexico.

Angela Poblete and Mariane Hartard also serve as executive producers, and Peter Blake serves as consulting producer.