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Los Espookys Premieres Fri 14 Jun on HBO

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The comedy series LOS ESPOOKYS begins its six-episode season FRIDAY, JUNE 14 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO. Created by Julio Torres, Ana Fabrega and Fred Armisen, the primarily Spanish-language (with English subtitles) show follows a group of friends who turn their love for horror into a peculiar business, providing horror to those who need it, in a dreamy Latin American country where the strange and eerie are just part of daily life.

Ana Fabrega, Julio Torres, Cassandra Ciangherotti and Bernardo Velasco star as Los Espookys, with José Pablo Minor and recurring guest star Fred Armisen. Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco), a horror and gore enthusiast, assembles his close friends to form Los Espookys, a business based on conjuring thrills and chills for a variety of clients.

Noble, kind, naïve – and always running out of cellphone minutes – Renaldo is joined in his enterprise by Úrsula (Cassandra Ciangherotti), a resilient and tenacious dental assistant, who handles the logistics and execution of Los Espookys’ projects; Úrsula’s sister, Tati (Ana Fabrega), who juggles several (very) odd jobs while acting as the group’s test dummy; and last – but certainly not least – Renaldo’s longtime best friend, Andrés (Julio Torres), the brooding heir to a chocolate empire, who longs to unlock the secrets to his past while avoiding his trophy boyfriend, Juan Carlos (José Pablo Minor).

Occasionally dropping by is Tico (Fred Armisen), Renaldo’s benign, beloved uncle, who is happily living his own career dream as a parking-valet legend in LA.

In the first episode, The Exorcism, having successfully delivered an elaborate horror motif to his sister’s 15th birthday party, laid-back Renaldo (Bernardo Velasco) enlists his three best friends – Andrés (Julio Torres), Úrsula (Cassandra Ciangherotti) and Tati (Ana Fabrega) – to create a business based on conjuring thrills and chills for a variety of clients. After a meeting with Father Francesco (Luis Gnecco), the group agrees to orchestrate a staged exorcism that will elevate Francesco above the hot new priest who’s usurped the spotlight. To ensure maximum promotion, the team enlists the help of Renaldo’s uncle, Tico (Fred Armisen), a legendary LA parking valet. Basking in the media afterglow, the group entertains a new offer and decides on a name for their enterprise: Los Espookys.

Written by Fred Armisen & Ana Fabrega & Julio Torres; directed by Fernando Frias.

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