Jean Leguizamo (Critical mind) knows a thing or two about the story. His successful one-man-show Latin story for morons was nominated for a Tony Award in 2018 and was used as a learning tool for people who were not paying attention in their Latin history classes in college.
Now Leguizamo delves into a different kind of Latin American story – the mysterious genre.
In the original History Channel series Inexplicable Latinoamérica with John Leguizamo, the Colombian-American actor, director, screenwriter and producer will team up with scientists, historians, experts and witnesses to analyze some of the most puzzling subjects of this part of the world.
Some of the stories Leguizamo and his team will examine include the chilling legend of El Chupacabra, a creature known to attack cattle and drink their blood, the life of famous Brazilian spiritual medium Chico Xavier, and the 1978 tour of South America on a kidnapping. suspected UFO. which took place in Argentina.
“I was very proud and excited that they chose me for this opportunity,” Leguizamo said at a press conference. “I am very honored to talk about our problems, our stories [and] our mysteries. We have a lot of inexplicable things that I want to give voice to and bring to the screen.
Carlos Páez, one of the Uruguayan survivors of a plane crash in the Andes in 1972, also attended the press conference. The 16 survivors spent 72 days and resorted to cannibalism to survive. Their story was described in the 1993 movie Alive.
“If there’s anything inexplicable, it’s our story,” Páez said. “The important thing about this story is that it was led by ordinary people. We were not good. We didn’t know about the cold or the snow. Then it was even more inexplicable that people who didn’t know what it was like to have a bad time could survive 70 days. It is a moment when we see the capacity of the human being to evolve, to transform and to move forward.
Inexplicable Latinoamérica with John Leguizamo premieres on the History Channel on May 23.