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This spring, HBO Latino, Home Box Office’s dedicated Spanish-language premium channel, will present an incredible lineup of programs certain to appeal to today’s multigenerational and bilingual Hispanic households. Two new and exciting original series from HBO Latin America, Destino Deporteand Mujer de Fases, will make their U.S. television premieres on the channel along with three new Spanish-language films under the Estrenos Latinos banner. The HBO Latino lineup will also include Spanish presentations of HBO original programs including the return of Game of Thrones, the new series Girls and Veep, HBO Films’ Hemingway & Gellhorn, the HBO Documentary Films presentation of TheWeight of the Nation and HBO Sports events.
Series (exclusive to HBO Latino)
Destino Deporte (“Sports Destination”) (Mexico) This international journalistic documentary series goes beyond the scores and statistics to cover the unexplored side of sports. Stories include the triumphs and tragedy of “lucha libre” in Mexico City, Brazil’s preparation for the 2016 Olympic Games, the excessive competitiveness and persistent cases of drug use in sports, and the looming fear of retirement that is a reality for many athletes. Meet the cliff divers of Acapulco, female bullfighter Lupita Lopez, former Uruguayan soccer idol Dario Silva, Patrick, who sees soccer as the only way out of the “City of God” favela in Rio de Janeiro, and more. Via in-depth investigations, Destino Deporte delves below the surface to reveal the incredible diversity and the unexpected facets of what is defined as sports. Starring: Interviews by Julieta Camargo, Matias Canillan, Ricardo Puig, and Ruben Espejel. Premiere: Monday, April 9, 8:00 p.m. ET.
Mujer de Fases (“States of Grace”) (Brazil) An all-new, 13-part comedy series from Brazil, Mujer de Fases is a modern chronicle on romantic relationships and the search for love. Based on the book Louca por Homen (Crazy for Men) by Brazilian author Claudia Tajes, the series follows the adventures of Grace, a recently divorced 30-something woman who is anxious to restart her life. Along her journey, Grace becomes involved with a number of men, but soon realizes that finding a mate is not an easy task, and unlike a fairy tale, in most cases the prince turns into a frog not the other way around. Cast includes Elisa Volpatto, Rodrigo Pando, Antoniela Canto, Mira Haar and Julia Assis Brazil. Premiere: Friday, April 13 at 10:00 p.m. ET.
Estrenos Latinos (exclusive to HBO Latino)
Cutting edge and critically acclaimed Spanish-language films from Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean take center stage on Friday nights, with a new film making its U.S. television debut on the first or second Friday of every month:
La Isla Interior (Spain) The imminent death of their father brings together three siblings struggling with a genetic legacy of mental illness. Martin wants to leave his job as a teacher and become a writer in Paris. Gracia, an actress, wants to put some reality back into the fictional world her life has become. And Coral seeks love, hiding a dark secret that keeps her from forming healthy relationships. Brought together by their father’s illness, they must confront their inner conflicts to avoid following in his footsteps. Staring Candela Pena, Alberto San Juan and Cristina Marcos. Premiere: Friday, April 13 at 8:00 p.m. ET.