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Gael Garcia Bernal, Maluma and Sofia Niño de Rivera to Headline Upcoming YouTube Premium Projects

YouTube announced today that it will be developing its first-ever Spanish language YouTube Originals projects, including both Originals series and movies. At the forefront of these projects will be global stars Gael Garcia Bernal, Maluma and Sofia Niño de Rivera.

“We’re thrilled to continue expanding our YouTube Originals portfolio with new Spanish language movies and series and to be working with amazing global Latin artists,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube. “Latin America is a region filled with creative storytellers with unique voices, and we’re looking forward to working with them to bring their innovative brand of programming to YouTube fans around the world.”

YouTube’s newest partners will surely attract new viewers not just from around the world, but from different areas of entertainment, including cinema, music and comedy. Gael Garcia Bernal is a Golden Globe Award winning actor who has starred in the films The Motorcycle DiariesAmores PerrosY Tu Mamá TambiénBabel and most recently, Disney’s CocoBeing a music artist, Maluma has already built a strong presence on the YouTube platform with his popular music videos for “Felices los 4,” “Corazón” and “El Perdedor,” which have over 1 billion YouTube views each.

Sofia Niño de Rivera is another important addition, as the comedian is seen as a trailblazer for women comedians everywhere. She has starred in several stand-up specials and scripted series that have each showcased her unique sense of humor.

As of now, there are no details about either Bernal, Maluma or River’s roles in the upcoming projects.

YouTube Premium is currently available in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Austria, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Who are you most excited to see hit the small screen? Gael Garcia Bernal, Maluma or Sofia Niño de Rivera? Tweet us at @CelebMix to let us know.

Written by Michele Mendez

Michele Mendez is an editor at, where she covers all things pop culture, including entertainment, music, television, and film. In her free time, you can find her analyzing BTS' music videos or watching yet another series on Netflix. #ARMY Have a story idea? Contact: / TWITTER, INSTAGRAM, & FACEBOOK: @michmendezmedia