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Kate del Castillo

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One thing is for sure...Netflix is staying loyal to Kate del Castillo

Netflix's original series Ingobernable, staring del Castillo as Mexico's first lady, will start production this year, Kari Perez, Netflix's director of communications for Latin America, told Variety.

Last October Sean Penn and Kate traveled to Mexico, where the actor conducted a secret seven-hour chat with Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán in a jungle clearing.

In January, the actor published an in-depth article for Rolling Stone with details of his quest to organize a conversation with one of the world's most wanted men.

El Chapo was ultimately captured days before the article was published.

The actress may now be under investigation for possible money-laundering involving Guzman, but Netflix isn't letting that stop their project with del Castillo.

"Over the next 18 months, we will certainly be doing Spanish-language series in Mexico, and then will certainly have at least one other show in Brazil. I would say that is the minimum," Erick Barmack, Netflix vice president for local originals, told Variety in an exclusive interview during the 2016 Rio Content Market.

Netflix has already filmed two series in Latin America: Club de Cuervos, which is now in preparation for its second season, and Narcos in Colombia.