Apple TV+ has announced a 10-episode women-centric crime drama titled ‘Las Azules‘ that revolves around Mexico’s first female police force.
The Spanish series will be directed by Emmy award winners Fernando Rovzar and Pablo Aramendi. It also features Ariel Award nominee Barbara Mori as the lead actress.
Inspired by Mexico’s true events in the 1970s, it follows the story of four women squad officers investigating a serial killer case, after discovering the shambolic purpose of its existence.
The synopsis states: “As the body count grows, María, whose determination to catch the killer becomes an obsession, Gabina, an aspiring officer, Ángeles, a brilliant fingerprint analyst, and Valentina, a young rebel, set up a secret investigation to achieve what no other male officer has been able to do and bring the serial killer to justice.”
The series confronts the ultra-misogynist norms of the time by drawing out brutal struggles faced by Mexico’s first female police force. Barbara as Maria is a devoted wife who finds her true calling in serving as a woman police officer.
Currently, in pre-production, Las Azules is executively produced by Emmy Award nominee Wendy Riss, Erica Sanchez Su, and Emmy Award winner Billy Rovzar.