Cameras have started to roll on Love, Divina, a new music-driven tween/teen drama series from Mexico City’s Televisa, Argentinian studio Pol-ka Producciones and Paris-based Federation Kids & Family.
The 60 x 45-minute series features teen musician Laura Esquivel, star of Televisa’s Patito Feo, which currently airs in more than 40 countries.
It follows the story of a kind teen named Divina who takes a group of homeless kids under her wing. The mysterious Irene, who turns out to be Divina’s long-lost grandmother eager to atone for past mistakes, gives them all a home in her mansion, saving them from social services.
The series will launch next month at MIP Junior before debuting on eltrece (Argentina) in January 2017 and Televisa’s digital platform BLIM (Mexico and LatAm) in the first quarter of 2017. It will then broadcast on all of Televisa’s other platforms including Free TV (Mexico). European rights are managed by Federation and Televisa, and ROW by Televisa.
Pol-ka Producciones, the studio behind Disney tween series Violetta and Soy Luna, established various production units for Love, Divina that encompass linear, digital, social media and second-screen content.
The series also marks the latest project for Federation Kids & Family, which is behind the upcoming daily teen drama Paris Opera in collaboration with ZDF and ZDF Enterprises. Federation Kids & Family formed last December as a distribution division of Federation Entertainment, with Cottonwood Media MD David Michel at the helm.