Televisa USA Development, a subsidiary of the Mexican media company Grupo Televisa, has partnered with Santa Fe- and London-based Atalaya Productions to develop Aztecs for television. Michael Chernuchin (Marco PoloBlack Sails) has signed on as showrunner of the English-language series based on the Daniel Peters’ critically acclaimed book, The Luck of Huemac. The series is the latest project put into the pipeline from Televisa USA. Aztecs features a multi-ethnic cast and follows a family living in the last moments of an expansice civilization as the Spanish invasion looms. This is the first TV project to that tells the story of the pre-Columbian empire from its own vantage point, rather than from the point-of-view of the colonialists.

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