Netflix steps up Spanish production slate
Staff Reporter | On 05, Feb 2020
Netflix is stepping up its Spanish production slate with five new projects in production for next year and two new projects set to launch in the coming months.
Netflix announced its line-up in Madrid, teasing the final season of its Spanish original series Cable Girls, which will launch on 14th February.
Also on the way this spring is a documentary centred on another hit Spanish series, Money Heist. La Casa de Papel, as it’s called in Spain, has been one of Netflix’s most-watched non-English-language originals, with millions watching it around the world. A new film documentary will chart the La Casa de Papel phenomenon, created by Alex Pina. The film will be released on 3rd April coinciding with the release of La Casa de Papel Part 4.
This autumn three other Spanish series will premiere: Someone Has to Die, created by Manolo Caro (The House of Flowers), The Mess You Leave Behind from Carlos Montero (Elite), and The Innocent (pictured) from Oriol Paulo (The invisible Guest).
Diego Ávalos, VP of original content, said: “We will continue to support creators and bring diverse stories. Our goal and commitment with the industry is key to position Spanish talent as a worldwide reference. The quality of our technicians and the excellence of our authors confirm that this goal is already part of our present.”
Here are the other projects announced that will premiere in 2021-2022:
A new musical contest where six contestants will test their abilities singing popular songs. The prize is up to 30.000 euros that will build up as they prove who is more in tune and beat different phases.
New Daniel Sánchez Arévalo show
The first series created by Daniel Sánchez Arévalo is a compelling story about overcoming and friendship. Produced by Atípica Films, the show is currently under development.
New series produced by Bambú Productions with Blanca Suárez in the main role. The series takes place in the 60’s when Spain held hundreds of refugees from the Nazis after the Second World War. Isabel Garrido, a young Spaniard that managed to survive the Mauthausen concentration camp is after Skorzeny, known as the most dangerous men in Europe. She will discover that she’s not on her own and will join other agents looking for justice. Her code name: Jaguar.
Amor de madre
Directed by Paco Caballero (Off course to China) with Carmen Machi (Criminal) and Quim Gutiérrez (The Neighbour). Quim is a young man that has just been left at the altar. If that wasn’t enough, his mother decides to accompany him on the honeymoon to not lose the money. While he’s feeling terribly miserable his mother is having the time of her life.
New Dani de la Orden movie
The new movie from director Dani de la Orden (Elite) is about the relationship between Adri, played by Álvaro Cervantes (Criminal) and Carla, played by Susana Abaitua (4 L). The story starts when Adri decides to voluntarily enrol in a psychiatric facility where Carla is living to be able to meet with her again after a magical night together. This romantic comedy is currently under production.
This movie, which will be released next year, is the adaptation from Elísabet Benavent novels Canciones y recuerdos.