Club of Cuervos


Club de Cuervos is a Mexican comedy-drama web TV series produced by Gary Alazraki and Michael Lam. [1] Premiere with its full first season on August 7, 2015, it is the first Spanish-language Netflix original series . The history of the football club Cuervos FC, based in the fictional city of Nuevo Toledo, Mexico, and the power struggle that follows the death of its long-time owner and patriarch. [2] Club de Cuervos stars Luis Gerardo Méndez and Mariana Treviño are two siblings who fight over ownership and direction of the team.

Scripted by both Mexican and American writers, the first season of Cuervos Club was shot in Pachuca , Hidalgo. The series has received mostly positive reviews from critics, who praise the show’s pacing and originality. It was renewed for a second season on October 28, 2015. [3] The second season premiered on December 9, 2016. [4]

Premise

Salvador Iglesias Sr. Due to male-dominant cultural attitudes, his son, Chava, Mexico, the series focuses on the Cuervos FC, a soccer team that faces an identity crisis. , Isabel, Isabel, Isabel, Isabel, Isabel. Isabel is resentful of Chava and his position as leader, and vows to do whatever possible to take his place as president. Chava, whose vision is to transform the team into the ” Real Madrid of Latin America”, Felix Domingo and Coach Goyo. The series also explores the relationships between the players on the team,

Cast and characters

Main cast

  • Luis Gerardo Méndez as Salvador “Chava” Iglesias Jr. – After his father’s death, Chava is elected to the role of president of the Cuervos football club, much to the consternation of his older half-sister Isabel. Chava’s limited knowledge of sports management and short-sighted vision.
  • Mariana Treviño as Isabel Iglesias-Reina – Chava’s half-sister and the oldest child of Salvador Iglesias Sr. While Isabel is Clearly more Experienced and well-equipped to run Cuervos FC after-her father’s passing, she is Passed over for the presidency Because she is Une femme. In Spite of her intellect and work ethic, she is not a natural politician and: has a tendency to make mistakes due to Lack of Patience and her volatile temper.
  • Stephanie Cayo as Mary Luz Solari – The former girlfriend of Salvador Iglesias Sr., Mary Luz claims to be pregnant with Salvador’s unborn child. This claim has enormous implications for both Chava and Isabel, as it would entity Mary Luz to one third of the team and family fortune. Though Mary Luz acts as a naive, she is often surprisingly savvy and convinces the family’s lawyer to allow her to stay in Salvador until a DNA test can be performed. While Isabel is rebellious to the idea that she may have another brother or sister, Chava is more receptive to the idea.
  • Daniel Giménez Cacho as Felix Domingo: Vice President and Technical Director of the Cuervos de Nuevo Toledo. A veteran of football, who has devoted 30 years to growing the team. After the death of Salvador Iglesias, Chava decides to help to continue the Plan of 8 Years formulated by his father. However, Chava’s ego prevents Felix from steering the team in the right direction. Felix is ​​strongly affected by the constant fights and conflicts of the Iglesias siblings, looking for any means to keep control of the team and prevent sabotaging each other.
  • Ianis Guerrero as Moisés Suárez: Forward of the Cuervos. Moses is an excellent player and team captain. He has a close relationship with Chava and seeks to make every effort to lead the team responsibly, despite the consequences in his personal life.
  • Antonio de la Vega and Rafael Reina: Spouse of Isabel Iglesias and Goalkeeper of the Cuervos. About to retire, Rafael serves as Isabel’s main source of moral support.

Secondary characters

  • Joaquín Ferreira as Potro.
  • Josee Rodriquez as Josie.
  • Andrés Montiel as Víctor Valdés.
  • Sofia Sisniega as Paty Villa.
  • Juan Pablo of Santiago as Tony Álvarez
  • Luis Fernando Padilla as Beto
  • Eileen Yañez as Ximena Suárez
  • Gutemberg Brito as Rio
  • Oscar Olivares as Susanita
  • Claudia Vega as Ms. Iglesias
  • Gustavo Ganem as Uncle Luis
  • Sofía Niño of Rivera as Emilia
  • Jonathan Levit as Walter Bazaar
  • Daniel Huerta Plata as Le Polle

Special performances

  • Arap Bethke as Juan Pablo Iglesias: Cousin of Chava and Isabel, Juan Pablo is a well-known humanitarian and altruistic, who is seeking support from the Cuervos to publicize their campaign donations.
  • Emilio Guerrero as Goyo: The Cuervos’ coach, with whom Chava conflicts on how to direct the players on the field.
  • Jesús Zavala as Hugo Sánchez: Known as the other Hugo Sánchez, he is Chava’s personal assistant. His name is a joke based on the real Hugo Sánchez , a retired Mexican soccer player. He is the only person in the series who is always referred to by his full name.
  • Richie Mestre as Guillo, one of the friends of Chava.
  • Alosian Vivancos as Aitor Cardone: A famous Spanish soccer player, who Chava meets at a nightclub in Miami. After being previously on FC Barcelona , he begins to play for the Cuervos at the insistence of Chava for a large sum of money. However, he is quite moody, stubborn, and eccentric, which irritates the other players and creates significant internal conflict for the team. He is pansexual, much to Chava’s chagrin after Aitor makes sexual advances at him.
  • Carlos Bardem as Eliseo Canales: A powerful businessman who runs many soccer teams and players from the shadows. Felix is ​​a member of the Felix team.

Development

Club de Cuervos is filmed in Pachuca , Hidalgo (Pachuca’s historic center pictured)

Gary Alazraki, who had directed the 2013 movie The Noble Family , which became the highest-grossing Mexican film of all time. [5] In response Alazraki and his friend Mike Lam Began Developing a show with the idea of ” Game of Thrones set in the world of soccer,” focusing one family members fighting over leadership of the team. [5] Jay Dyer, writer of Californication and Andy Richter Controls the Universe , despite his limited knowledge of soccer and the Spanish language. The staff held a meeting in Los Angeles in which Alazraki educated the others about Mexico and the commentary he wanted to make about gender relations in the show. [5] The following month, the team traveled to Pachuca , Hidalgo to become immersed in the culture, meeting with soccer players and a wide variety of economic backgrounds. [5]

Reception

Club de Cuervos has received positive reviews from critics. The Rotten Tomatoes . [6] Xaque Gruber of The Huffington Post writes que la series “oscillates brilliantly from laugh-out-loud comedy to poignant drama, while never dipping into Latin stereotypes gold telenovela melodrama.” [7]

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally released
1 13 August 7, 2015
2 10 December 9, 2016

Episodes

Season 1 (2015)

No.
overall
No. in
season
title Directed by Written by Original air date
1 1 “Be a Captain” Gary Alazraki Michael Lam & Jay Dyer August 7, 2015
2 2 “We Make Soap” Gary Alazraki Jay Dyer August 7, 2015
3 3 “Uniform Response” Gary Alazraki Alessia Costantini August 7, 2015
4 4 “Slap” Gary Alazraki Russell Eida August 7, 2015
5 5 “Barriers to Exit” Gary Alazraki Alessia Costantini August 7, 2015
6 6 “Lucky to Play” Gary Alazraki Russell Eida August 7, 2015
7 7 “Our Guggenheim” Gary Alazraki Gary Alazraki & Alessia Costantini August 7, 2015
8 8 “Aitor” Carlos Armella TBA August 7, 2015
9 9 “Spanish Fever” Gary Alazraki Jay Dyer August 7, 2015
10 10 “New Dick in Town” Gary Alazraki Michael Svoboda August 7, 2015
11 11 “Push” Gary Alazraki Alessia Costantini August 7, 2015
12 12 “Happy Birthday Mr. President” Gary Alazraki Alessia Costantini August 7, 2015
13 13 “Iglesias vs. Iglesias” Gary Alazraki Jay Dyer August 7, 2015

Season 2 (2016)

No.
overall
No. in
season
title Directed by Written by Original air date
14 1 “Descenso” TBA Jay Dyer December 9, 2016
15 2 “Bienvenidos a Segunda” Carlos Armella Nicki Renna December 9, 2016
16 3 “Who Are You Looking For?” TBA Russell Eida December 9, 2016
17 4 “Ho Oponopono” Carlos Armella TBA December 9, 2016
18 5 “Matahari” Carlos Armella TBA December 9, 2016
19 6 “El oasis en el desierto” TBA Nicki Renna December 9, 2016
20 7 “The Salvador” TBA Jay Dyer December 9, 2016
21 8 “The tregua” TBA TBA December 9, 2016
22 9 “The Curse of the Black Feather” TBA Russell Eida December 9, 2016
23 10 “Iglesias vs. Iglesias 2” TBA Jay Dyer December 9, 2016

References

  1. Jump up^ “Club of Cuervos” . IMDB . Retrieved 12 September 2015 .
  2. Jump up^ Spangler, Todd. “Netflix Comedy ‘Club of Cuervos’ Starts Shooting in Mexico” . Variety . Retrieved 12 September 2015 .
  3. Jump up^ Lesley Goldberg (28 October 2015). “Netflix Renews First Spanish-Language Original ‘Club of Cuervos’ (Exclusive)” . The Hollywood Reporter .
  4. Jump up^ Hawkins, Kayla. “Will ‘Club Cuervos’ Return For Season 3? Netflix’s First Spanish-Language Series Will not Be Its Last” . Bustle.com . Retrieved 10 December 2016 .
  5. ^ Jump up to:d Zax, David (August 19, 2015). “The Creative Team Behind” Club of Cuervos, “Netflix’s First Spanish-Language Series” . Fast Company . Fast Company, Inc . Retrieved March 4, 2016 .
  6. Jump up^ “Club of Cuervos – Rotten Tomatoes” . Rotten Tomatoes . Retrieved February 5, 2016 .
  7. Jump up^ Gruber, Xaque (August 10, 2015). “Club De Cuervos Is Netflix’s Freshest New Series of the Year” . The Huffington Post . Retrieved February 5, 2016 .

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