October 29, 2020

The Swedish series 'The Ambassador' is shot in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria – The Province

The Swedish series 'The Ambassador' is shot in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - The Province

The noise of a braking is followed, immediately, a quarrel in a strange language. The outbursts, which sound resounding in that foreign language, accompany a delegation that, in addition to facing the driver of a striking 4×4, raffle a small motorcycle in a pedestrian crossing of the General Bravo street before facing his triumphal entry into the Literary Cabinet. Another cry, then, gives meaning to the moment: "Cut! Well done!" ("cut, well done", in English), is heard from the lobby of the building and, suddenly, a large number of operators runs in all directions to protect the actors from the rain, relocate the extras or help the cameras to return to their posts. The scene is part of the filming of The Ambassador ( The Embassador), a Swedish series that during the morning of this Tuesday gave character chilango – Colloquial gentility that is used for the inhabitants of Mexico City– to the Literary Cabinet.

The Embassador is an international production, under the control of Nent Group -Company that just sold in the United States the rights of Veni, Vidi, Vici to Lionsgate-, of which three versions will be shot: one Swedish, one Norwegian and one Danish. The plot of the series counts as a lucrative arms sale agreement can fall apart because of the ambition of a egocentric ambassador of a Nordic country in Mexico City, convinced that the contract will encourage him to occupy the same position in Washington DC (United States), meets the uncomfortable questions of the local press.

To shape the life of the Nordic diplomat in Mexico City, the producers of The Embassador They have chosen several locations in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. After becoming a casino in Casablanca in which Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard they play spies during the WWII in Allies and after transforming into a dark reformatory in which they coexist Uma Thurman and AnnaSophia Robb in Blackwood, the Literary Cabinet was for a few hours a manor house in the Mexican capital where a cocktail was held in favor of the fight against cervical cancer and in which a Mexican minister offered a reception.

The series, written by Patrik Ehrnst and that will be released next year, will consist of ten episodes and appears as one of the great bets of Nent Group. "It's our first original production," he said a few months ago Jakob Mejlhede Andersen – Leader of contents of the company – before explaining that "it is a local narration with an unlimited ambition: a super sharp script made even more relevant by three tones and textures. The Embassador is the first original series of Nent Group with dedicated versions in Swedish, Norwegian and Danish, which shows both the potential of the format and our commitment to create content that resonate in all audiences. "


The actor in charge of giving life to the ambassador is the Swedish comedian Mikal Tornving, with a solid career in his country after standing out in the series Parlament and play the role of Patrik Agrell in the films about Johan Falk. Along with Tornving they also appear in the cast Happy Jankell ( A Moon of My Own), Fredrik Hallgren ( The Bonus Family), Anna Gunnarsson ( Partaj) Y Emil Alden ( Gåsmamman / Mother Goose).

Throughout the first months of the year, Gran Canaria hosted the filming of several scenes of the first season of the series The Witcher, a production that has the participation of Henry Cavill and that Netflix will debut at the end of 2019.


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