By Jack Rico
Thank you for downloading episode 30 of the Highly Relevant podcast! On this week’s episode, we talk with the creator of the most anticipated show in Spanish language TV right now, Univision’s EL CHAPO. We get to the moral and ethical controversies of getting the show done, the fascination of cartel tv shows and if actors Kate del Castillo and Sean Penn will be making cameos. Also urban millennial network VICELAND has a new show called JUNGLETOWN that takes place in Panama. Why are they there and why should we care? I talk to Jimmy Stice, the man behind it all. That, plus highlights of The Premios Billboard, reviews of Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Broadway’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Univision’s Silvana Aguirre, creator of ‘EL CHAPO’ :57
– Who approached her about creating the series El Chapo?
– How she got actors to commit to the show given their moral dilemmas.
– What factors convinced her that Marco de la O could play El Chapo?
– Why viewers are fascinated with drug cartel villains
– Will Kate del Castillo and Sean Penn be involved in the show in any way?
– Why Latinos aren’t being considered to direct Hollywood’s Chapo movies?
Jimmy Stice, Viceland’s ‘Jungletown’ in Panama 20:33
– The basis for creating Jungletown?
– Why South America’s Panama?
– Are Latinos involved in the series ?
– Was the Panamanian government aware of the filming and what was the reaction from them?
– What are the serious issues addressed in the series?
– Why he thinks the way he does about the environment
Review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 – 31:24
What I’m listening to this week – 32:20
– That’s What I Like – Bruno Mars
– Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
– Humble – Kendrick Lamar
Review of Broadway’s Musical ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ 33:02
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