‘Kings of the night’, the new original series Movistar + produced in collaboration with Zeta Studios, already has a release date. The next may 14 will arrive, in a double weekly episode, this comedy of six chapters with a dose of drama created by Cristóbal Garrido (‘Fariña’, ‘Elite body’) and Adolfo Valor (‘I leave it whenever I want’), and inspired by the radio battles sports journalism of the 80s and 90s. Javier Gutiérrez and Miki Esparbé are in charge of waging this war on the airwaves that is reminiscent of the fierce rivalry between José María García and José Ramón de la Morena at that time.
‘Kings of the night’ is not a series about football, although mythical alignments sound for her. Rather it focuses on the lucha of egos, power, ambition and above all … the radio. The story is set in the late 1980s and early 1990s, a stage in which the radio journalism it was done in a very different way than today.
In the tone of comedy, and through the rivalry of Paco ‘El Cóndor’ (Javier Gutiérrez) and ‘Jota’ Montes (Miki Esparbé), two journalists capable of everything because the waves reign at night, the series takes place in a moment of changes in Spain, which was finally entering the modernity.
Directed by the winner of a Goya Carlos Theron (‘I leave it whenever I want’, ‘Look what you’ve done’) and by the also creator of the series, Adolfo Valor, ‘Reyes de la noche’ stars Javier Gutiérrez (two Goya awards), who plays Paco the Condor, the journalist most respected of the waves.
Miki Esparbé (‘Losing the North’, ‘Los espabilado’) co-stars in the series in the role of Jota, the right hand by Paco el Cóndor. The actress Itsaso Arana (‘Seventeen’, ‘The Virgin of August’) completes the main cast with her role as Marga Laforet, the intelligent journalist who sees how her radio program is displaced at dawn to prioritize the program of Jota and his team.
Together with them we will see Alberto San Juan, Chiqui Fernández, Sonia Almarcha, Cristóbal Suárez, Óscar de la Fuente, Carlos Blanco, Víctor de la Fuente, Gerald B. Fillmore, Celia de Molina, Fele Martinez and Omar Banana, among others.
Francisco Javier Maldonado, alias Paco el Cóndor, is the most important sports journalist in the Spanish radio in the 80s. The listeners admire him, the players fear him, the club presidents and the government hate him. Every midnight it gathers millions of listeners together with the transistor. For years, the Condor has no rival. Up to now…
Although the synopsis seems to nail that war without quarter between García and De la Morena, those responsible for the series make an important warning: “Although it is inspired by some recent events of the history of radio in Spain, is a work of fiction and, as such, its characters and plots they do not respond to reality, Nor do they seek to identify any person or to faithfully recreate specific facts that can be inspired. The stories and their protagonists are the result of invention of its creators ”.