HBO has announced that Fred Armisen comedy Los Espookys has been ordered to series.
From Armisen, Ana Fabrega (Boy Band), and Julio Torres (Saturday Night Live), the series, entirely in Spanish, takes place in Mexico City and follows a group of friends as they turn their love of horror into a business.
Set to star are Bernardo Velasco (Belaventura) as acting coach and casting director Renaldo, the noble leader of Los Espookys who’s obsessed with gore and always out of cell phone minutes; Cassandra Ciangherotti (Las horas contigo) as dental assistant Ursula, who provides teeth for the group’s monsters; Fabrega as Tati, Ursula’s sister who constantly juggles odd jobs; Torres as Renaldo’s best friend Andres, the heir to a chocolate empire; and Armisen as valet driver Tico, Renaldo’s uncle.
Los Espookys joins a comedy slate for HBO that includes Curb Your Enthusiasm, Veep, Silicon Valley, Ballers, High Maintenance, Divorce, Insecure, Crashing, and Barry. The network has Jennifer Garner comedy Camping coming this fall, with pilots ranging from Kathryn Hahn’s Mrs. Fletcher to Armando Iannucci space comedy Avenue 5.