If last week Netflix announced the launch of five new Spanish series and this week HBO Spain made official its second national production, created by Alex de la Iglesia, now it is Amazon Prime Video who has announced his next two fiction bets for Spain. Is about El Cid and the adaptation of the novel by María Dueñas Temperance.
Temperance It will be a great production that will be borne by Atresmedia Studios. Heiress of El tiempo entre costuras, it is a dramatic love story set in the 1860s that will be recorded in different locations in Mexico, Cuba, London and Spain. The production, which will start in 2019, adapts the book written by María Dueñas and which was the best-selling novel in 2015.
On the other hand, El Cid will be produced by Zebra Producciones and written by Luis Arranz and Adolfo Martinez, and it will tell from a contemporary perspective the story of one of the most famous Spaniards in history, "a man caught between two worlds and two cultures," as he says the official synopsis sent by Prime Video. "A nobleman, a hero, a mercenary, a vassal ... but also a man who could have been king, El Cid was centuries ahead of his time and was transcended by his own legend", the company advances. Production will also start in 2019 and, as Temperance, will be launched in more than 200 territories around the world where Amazon Prime Video is present.
These two titles are added to Small matches, the first series of Spanish fiction that premiered exclusively the platform, a romantic comedy starring Javier Veiga and Marta Hazas and that also produced Atresmedia Studios.
Along with the two Spanish series, Amazon has announced another twenty new projects and new seasons of programs from the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, India, Mexico and Japan. Five new Mexican productions stand out. President It will be a criminal story inspired by the characters and real events behind the 2015 FIFA Gate corruption scandal. The set of keys is a comedy about long-term monogamy, self-realization and desire set in modern Mexico City. How to survive single It will be a fictional version of the life of Mexican actor Sebastián Zurita and a group of friends millennials, all of them without luck in love. In addition, Amazon has announced a series of science fiction and horror, pending title, set in an apocalyptic battle of epic proportions. The fifth Mexican production is a thriller politician (also without title) with a story in which politicians, government spies and drug cartels clashed in a struggle to take control of the government of Mexico and its underworld.