Mexico City, Mexico

Fernando Frias de La Parra '15 Helms Pilot for HBO

BY Ijaaz Noohu, January 5, 2018

Film Alumnus Fernando Frias de La Parra '15 is set to direct the pilot for a Spanish-language comedy series for HBO, entitled Mexico City: Only Good Things Happen, with Fred Armisen set to star.


The series, from Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen, Lorne Michaels’ Broadway Video and Más Mejor, is set in a dreamy version of present day Mexico City, and follows a group of friends obsessed with horror films and monster makeup. Armisen, Febrega and Torres also have series regular roles. Additional casting is underway, primarily out of Mexico.


Fernando Frias' work has played at acclaimed festivals such as Slamdance and the Brooklyn Film Festival. His second feature, I’m No Longer Here, is currently in pre-production.