HBO adds Facebook broadcast to LATAM multiscreen offer


Juan Fernandez Gonzalez

| 24 August 2015

HBO Latin America is to premiere its latest original production, El Hipnotizador, across its pay-TV network and online services.

The show will be available on the TV everywhere service HBO GO, the video-on-demand (VOD) platform HBO On Demand,, YouTube and, a first for the network, a few hours after its premiere, the first episode will be available on HBO Latin America's Facebook page.

HBO has also created an interactive experience in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to take the audience into the world of El Hipnotizador. The Uruguay-filmed series, based on the Argentinean comic, tells the story of a hypnotist (Leonardo Sbaraglia) who uses his hypnotic techniques to solve crimes.

The eight-episodes series, filmed in Ultra HD, is created by Pablo De Santis, and produced by Luis F Peraza, Roberto Ríos and María Angela de Jesus, from HBO Latin America Originals, and Rodrigo Teixeira from RT Features. Entirely produced with HBO Latin America budget, the series has been directed by Alex Gabasi and José Eduardo Belmonte.

El Hipnotizador's cast includes Latin American and European talent such as Uruguay's César Troncoso, the Mexican-Brazilian Chico Díaz, Brazil's Bianca Comparato, Juliana Didone, Miguel Lunardi or Marisol Ribeiro, Argentina's Marilú Marini and Chino Darín, Spain's Zemanuel Piñero and Portugal's Ruy Guerra and Maria de Medeiros.