El Presidente: Amazon explores FIFA corruption in new series
Staff Reporter | On 03, Jun 2020
Amazon will explore the 2015 FIFA corruption scandal in new series El Presidente, and a trailer gives us our first look at the comedy-drama.
The series will bring the story of the scandal to screens in eight one-hour episodes. Set against the backdrop of cities across Latin America, the US and Europe, the show explores the sports scandal that rocked the world through the story of Sergio Jadue, a small‐time Chilean football club president who rose from obscurity to become a key player in a $150m bribery conspiracy at the hand of the infamous president of the Argentine football association, Julio Grondona.
It features an international cast including Karla Souza (How to Get Away with Murder), Andrés Parra (Pablo Escobar: El Patrón del Mal) and Paulina Gaitán (Diablo Guardian), among others. The series is written and directed by Academy Award-winning director and screenwriter Armando Bo (Birdman), who is also an executive producer on the series, along with directors Natalia Beristain (Luis Miguel: La Serie), Gabriel Díaz (Bala Loca). In addition to Bo, El Presidente is co-produced by Gaumont with production partners, Fabula, the Academy Award-winning production company led by Pablo and Juan de Dios Larraín; and Argentina-based production company Kapow.
El Presidente premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Friday 5th June. Here’s the trailer:
El Presidente is available to watch online on Amazon Prime Video as part of a Prime membership or a £5.99 monthly subscription.