HBO MAX starts the countdown to its arrival in Europe by announcing its first original Spanish project. Ahead of its launch in the second half of this year, the entertainment platform announced this Friday the start of the production of ¡GARCÍA !, a series that will star Francisco Ortiz and Veki Velilla.
Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, Francisco Reyes, Nico Romero, Helio Pedregal, Mario Pardo, Miki Molina, Marina Gatell, Pepe Ocio and Silvia Abascal They will also be part of this new fiction by Zeta Studios (Elite ‘,’ Kings of the night ‘,’ El Vecino ‘) based on the graphic novel by Santiago García and Luis Bustos, published by Astiberri Ediciones.
Set in a hypothetical current Spain, in a divided country on the brink of political chaos, the series stars Antonia (Veki Velilla), a young investigative journalist who stumbles upon a conspiracy hatched decades ago: the existence of a cryogenized superagent, Garcia (Francisco Ortiz), created in a laboratory in the 1950s by General Franco’s secret services.
A perfect soldier with superhuman strength and programmed to obey orders without question that Antonia has just woken up after six decades of frozen. García feels disoriented and confused in a Spain that he finds completely changed. The old world collides with the present while García and Antonia learn to work together by being involved in a political conspiracy that threatens to end democracy in favor of a new and brutal dictatorship.
“When I read the first episode of ‘GARCÍA! ‘I really enjoyed identifying in its ingredients so many elements that I have always liked, but it was the freshness that the combination of references emanated and the feeling of not having read something like this before that completely conquered me. Being able to play with such original material, with such a rich universe and characters that never stop growing while trying to make sense of the constant twists and turns that the plot contains, is a great technical and artistic challenge. And a huge privilege ”, relates the director Eugenio Mira.
“”GARCÍA! ‘ it is a project with enormous narrative and visual ambition. It is designed down to the smallest detail to be a fun series, full of action and adventure, respecting sometimes the tradition of the genre and breaking it other times. With ‘GARCÍA! ‘ we are going to enjoy a story full of surprises in which we will see that in our country many things have changed over the decades, but others have not changed at all ”, explains Miguel Salvat, executive producer of the series.
In the words of Antonio Asensio, president of Zeta Studios: “’GARCÍA! ‘ it is undoubtedly one of our great bets. A very ambitious project that represents an important challenge at the production level and that makes us very excited to begin to make it a reality. We are sure that doing it together with HBO, one of the most important and benchmark companies in the sector, will be the beginning of a fruitful stage of collaboration together. ”
Miguel Salvat, Steve Matthews and Antony Root are the executive producers of the series. The Max Originals ordered in Europe are produced by the WarnerMedia Original Programming division led by Antony Root. Production services are provided by García La Serie, SL, a subsidiary company of Zeta Studios, for WarnerMedia.