HBO Max has announced a biographical series of Roberto Gómez Bolaños Chespirito, a renowned Mexican actor, comedian, writer, composer and producer. Widely known for his comedic characters, Chespirito wrote, directed and starred in the famous television series El Chavo del 8 and El Chapulín Colorado. These titles became television phenomena in Latin America and were successfully broadcast around the world for decades.
Chespirito left an indelible legacy in television and comedy, becoming one of the most loved and remembered comedians in Latin America. His work continues to be appreciated and valued, and his enormous contribution to entertainment remains relevant in popular culture.
The famous comedian will have a series that tells the world his life story. This Friday, HBO Max confirmed that it will bring the life of Roberto Gómez Bolaños to the small screen through a biographical series. The program will be developed thanks to the alliance formed between Warner Bros. Discovery and the Latin American production company THR3 Media Group.
The bioseries, which comes as a Max Original production, will explore the story of “Chespirito” like never before, the man behind more than 100 iconic characters on Mexican television. The bioseries will be entitled Without Wanting Wanting and will be carried out in collaboration with Roberto Gómez Fernández, son of Chespirito.
Having the opportunity to tell the story of your father can be a huge joy. My father was a little man with a big heart. And so, we will have the task of showing the world a talented being and at the same time a father, a husband, a friend, a brother…said Gómez Fernández.
The legendary characters of “Chespirito”, including Chavo del 8, Chapulín Colorado, Chómpiras, Doctor Chapatín, Chaparrón Bonaparte, Vicente Chambón, became benchmarks for comedy and popular culture not only in Mexico but also in many other Spanish-speaking countries. His television programs were characterized by their wit, their quick dialogues, and their comic situations, but also for transmitting positive values such as friendship, solidarity, and the importance of family.
Gómez Bolaños’ success lay in his ability to create endearing and comical characters, as well as in his unique style of humor that combined the absurd with the tender. The work of “Chespirito” was highly influential in popular culture of Mexico and the rest of Latin America, and his legacy lives on to this day.