20th TV Lines Up Latino Drama Project With Noted Cuban Musician Deadline
20th Century Fox Television has signed a development deal with Cuban-born musician and music producer Emilio Estefan, who is working on his first drama series for network television, reports Deadline.com.
Estefan is meeting with writers for the Latino-themed series, which he will executive produce. The project will be pitched to networks in the fall.
"Reaching out to all audiences, including the Latino audience, is a critical priority for this studio as we look for that next big international hit,” 20th TV chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman said, according to the story.
Estefan created the Miami Sound Machine and worked with musicians including Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin and his wife, Gloria Estefan. He's the winner of 19 Grammy Awards and has produced the Latin Grammys on CBS, among other TV award productions, according to the report.