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A Menudo Series Is In the Works: Here's What to Know About 'Súbete a Mi Moto'

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Menudo fans rejoice! A series named after the 1981 hit song “Súbete a Mi Moto” is in the works and will narrate the life story of the popular '70s and '80s Latin boy band, Billboard has learned.

SOMOS Productions, Endemol Shine Boomdog and Piñolywood Studios announced Tuesday (July 23) that they will begin production in Mexico City on Monday and continue filming in Puerto Rico.

According to a press statement, Súbete a Mi Moto will tell the saga and unprecedented success of the Puerto Rican band that launched the careers of music stars such as Ricky Martin, Draco Rosa, Johnny Lozada, Ricky Meléndez and others. 

"Once the scripts are finished and the casting selected, we enter fully into a project that has captivated us,” Luis Villanueva, president, and CEO of SOMOS Productions, said in the statement. “It is a unique story for its time and unforgettable for those who lived the rage of menudomania. We know this story has a prior acceptance among the audience and we have made an important commitment with our partners to deliver a first-class product. We are sure that ‘Súbete A mi Moto’ will satisfy the demands of the fans and will do justice to a fascinating history of the music in Spanish in all audiences. It's a complex but very satisfying project for a team that has already accumulated much recognition in the independent production industry.”

"This was truly a groundbreaking band that took the world by storm,” says Alejandro Rincon, Endemol Shine Boomdog CEO. “The story behind them is one that has never been told in this fashion and we are excited to start production with our friends at Somos and Piñolywood Studios."

"Throughout the series, we are documenting the entire history and trajectory of the Puerto Rican musical group that opened the way to success for many other musicians, a space that great stars of the international music industry have later passed,” added Carlos Nido, president of Piñolywood Studios. “This is a great privilege for the whole team and we are very excited to start the project. We will also give the opportunity to new young talents of the country to be globally shown through this series.”

Billboard can already confirm that the series will consist of 15 episodes of 60 minutes each.