El Comandante is Sony's most ambitious production to date for Latin America. The series was conceived three years ago by Moisés Naím, who is also a producer of the show and a newcomer to the world of television. "It is not a documentary nor a biography in the strict sense of the word. It is a work of fiction based on Chavez's life", Naím says. El Comandante will begin airing this week in the region and is set to air in the United States in the spring.