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July 16, 2020 |

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AMC and Movistar+ partner for Amenábar series

Alejandro Amenábar

Spain’s pay-TV service Movistar+ and AMC Studios in the US have teamed up to produce an original series from Oscar-winner Alejandro Amenábar.

The as-yet-untitled six-part adventure thriller will be the TV directorial debut for Amenábar who has been behind such movies as The Others and The Sea Inside. He is also co-writing the show alongside Alejandro Hernandez, which is inspired by the Spanish graphic novel El Tesoro del Cisne Negro (The Treasure of the Black Swan) by Paco Roca and Guillermo Corral.

The series is being produced by AMC Studios and Movistar+ in collaboration with MOD Pictures, with filming due to begin this summer. It will premiere in 2021 on AMC in the US, Canada, the UK, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as Movistar+ in Spain.

It will follow Alex Ventura, a young and inexperienced diplomat, who unintentionally becomes the leader of a mission that will test all his convictions – to recover the sunken treasure stolen by Frank Wild, an adventurer who travels the world plundering items of common heritage from the depths of the sea

“This project is uniquely a Spanish/American story inspired by real life events that at times seem more unbelievable than fiction – replete with courtroom drama, international intrigue, and even the largest recovered sunken treasure in history,” said Ed Carroll, COO at AMC Networks. “We are pleased to be partnering with Movistar+ on this dramatization, and to be working with the incredible talent attached, especially Alejandro Amenábar, on this global, high-stakes adventure.”

”We are very happy and excited to be working alongside AMC Studios on a project which had major international ambitions right from the outset,” commented Segio Oslé, President of Movistar+. “This agreement is a highly relevant landmark not only for Movistar+ but also for the Spanish audiovisual industry.

“We are aligning ourselves with one of the greatest producers of quality fiction on a global scale with whom we share the desire to enhance our stories and distribute them to the highest possible number of territories.”

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