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MADRID — Amazon Prime Video has announced a slate of three new Spanish original series set for 2020, which will strengthen the streamer’s domestic catalog in the country. It also shared the first trailer for its second Spanish soccer docu-series “El corazón de Sergio Ramos” (The Heart of Sergio Ramos).
In “El Cid,” popular Spanish actor Jaime Lorente, a lead player in Netflix’s two biggest Spanish hits thus far “Money Heist” and “Elite,” will play Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar in a series inspired by the legendary medieval war hero, whose deeds inspired one of the most important of medieval Spanish epic poems, “El Cantar de Mio Cid.”
Cid - Series - Cast - Talent - Agility
“’El Cid’ will be a unique and ambitious series that requires a cast with incredible talent and agility,” said Georgia Brown, Amazon director of European Original series in a press release. “Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar is a fascinating figure, a true hero whose exploits have been perpetuated over the centuries and we are excited to be able to give him life as never before with this impressive production.”
Amazon and Zebra Producciones are teaming on the show, one of the most ambitious original Amazon productions to date in all of Europe and the largest historical series ever shot in Castilian Spanish. A set of more than 43,000 square feet, natural settings, hundreds of extras, special effects and a team of more than 200 professionals will bring the production to life.
Series - Sara - Fernández-Velasco - Creator - José
The series is being produced by Sara Fernández-Velasco and creator José Velasco, with Luis Arranz responsible for the eight-person screenwriting staff. Adolfo Martínez will direct and two-time Oscar-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla (“Brokeback Mountain,” “Babel”) is signed on to handle original music.
Ramon Campos’ and Teresa Fernández-Valdes’ Bambú Producciones, a leading driver of Spain’s current high-end TV boom, has created and is producing Amazon Prime Video’s crime-thriller “Un asunto...
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