Director Nacho Vigalondo is towing the line for an opportunity to present some Spanish language comedy and action spectacle next year for Netflix original series, The Neighbor. It’s based on a grpahic novel from creators Santiago Garcia and Pepo Perez, and stars Quim Gutiérrez, Clara Lago, Catalina Sopelana and Adrián Pino from a script by Miguel Esteban and Raúl Navarro.
Jose Ramon lives an ordinary life studying all day but everything changes when he discovers that his neighbor Javier, a handsome journalist, is in fact the famous superhero Titan. But having superpowers doesn’t make Javier a good person: Javier/Titan is a mess as he refuses to grow up and take responsibility for his actions. Specially Javier struggles in the relationship with his girlfriend Lola, a brilliant journalist who suspects Javier is in fact Titan. Together the two neighbors and now friends navigate what means to be an adult while fighting supervillains, although at the end the only people they should save are themselves.
The show also joins the streamer’s healthy line-up of superheroic ventures with Raising Dion being one of the more prolific since the summer. This one defintiely follows the formula in terms of underdog trevails and comedic wit. It’ll open in 2020 too, so there’s plenty of time to ready yourselves.
Peep the trailer above.