Here’s What We Know About the Upcoming Frida Kahlo TV Series

Lead Photo: Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954). Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo (1907 - 1954). Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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The family of the late Frida Kahlo is partnering with Miami-based BTF Media to produce a scripted TV series based on the life and career of the Mexican artist, according to Variety.

“The series seeks to portray Frida as she has never been seen before,” Frida’s great-niece Mara Romeo Kahlo told Variety. “The goal is to present a unique perspective based on what her family knows about her and show how she really lived her life.”

The series will be co-produced by BTF Media founders Ricardo Coeto and Francisco Cordero. Hector Martinez will serve as a co-executive producer.

“Frida was known for her colorful self-portraits,” said Coeto. “Her self-portraits had different themes, such as her identity, her human body, and death. She was considered a hero to many because she did not allow society to get to her; instead, she used her struggles as her strength.”

Alfonso Duran, general director of Frida Kahlo Management, which represents the Kahlo family, said the upcoming series will add to Kahlo’s incredible legacy. “This project will allow Frida to be shown as a woman whose art represented empowerment, hope and power, and will allow her family to share with the audience how her legacy continues to inspire thousands of people around the world,” he said.

In the past, Kahlo has been featured in several film projects, the most famous being the 2002 biopic Frida starring Salma Hayek in the title role. Hayek earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal.