A Netflix series that has already stirred up its share of controversy ahead of its premiere later this month released its official trailer today. As we reported last week, the reality show “Made in Mexico” has drawn sharp criticism, with many on social media saying the Mexico City-based series is tone-deaf, or worse.
The series has drawn a backlash among commenters, who point out that it focuses on wealthy, light-skinned socialites in a country where most people have darker skin and half the population lives in poverty.
The show rolls out on Netflix Sept. 28.
“‘Made in Mexico’ follows the lives of nine well-to-do socialites, revealing the flawed lives of the seemingly perfect elite,” Netflix says in promotional material released today. “They are passionate, unapologetically real, fashionable and sophisticated, and know how to set trends in one of the world’s most culturally vibrant cities, where family name is your bond and legacy is everything.”
Cast members include Carlos Girón Longoria, Chantal Trujillo, Columba Díaz, Hanna Jaff, Kitzia Mitre, Liz Woodburn, Pepe Díaz , Roby Checa and Shanik Aspe.
The show is produced by Love Productions USA, with Richard McKerrow, Kevin Bartel and Brandon Panaligan as executive producers and Lauren Volonakis and Matthew Moul as co-executive producers.
Here’s the trailer …