Netflix’s New Documentary Follows The Life & Disappearance Of Astrologer Walter Mercado
The film premieres on July 8!
Buckle up for a new adventure! Netflix's Mucho Mucho Amor is their newest documentary that explores the life and disappearance of famous astrologer, Walter Mercado. The iconic star recently died but his life and legacy are remembered in the upcoming film.
According to IMDb, Mercado was born in March 1932 in Ponce, Puerto Rico and died at 87-years-old from kidney failure in November 2019.
Netflix writes that the hour-and-a-half-long documentary will follow "the iconic, gender non-conforming astrologer [who] mesmerized 120 million Latino viewers with his extravagance and positivity. Then he vanished from the public eye."
The recently uploaded trailer features various clips from when the star was alive, and includes videos of him speaking and spreading his love and positivity with the Spanish community.
"Since the moment I was born, I know that I was not like everybody," Mercado says. "Everything about me was different. It made me the most well known psychic of this world."
The trailer also features famous face Lin-Manuel Miranda who shares, "We grew up with him. I can't think of an English language astrologer that would command the attention of millions of households."
As bold and famous as his life was, the video announces that Mercado suddenly disappeared from the spotlight in his older years.
"Maybe he didn't want to grow old in front of the cameras," one person says before a clip plays where Mercado refuses to disclose his age.
Mercado adds, "I'm a fortune teller, but I don't like to know my future. I just want to enjoy this moment of my life."
At the end of the trailer, Mercado says to the camera in Spanish, "I always wish you lots of peace, but I also wish you lots of...what? Love!"
IMDb claims that filmmakers Cristina Costantini and Kareem Tabsch directed the documentary.
While he was best known for wearing a cape and appearing as a superhero, the film does its best to humanize "a man who others admired as a magical being", per Entertainment Weekly.
"We really wanted to show the man behind the cape. What did it look like for him to be someone that fabulous on the day-to-day?" Constantini tells EW. "Living his daily life doing the things most of us did he still did it his own way."
Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado premieres on Netflix on July 8. Check out the trailer below.