International production features a stellar cast headed by Spanish actors Álvaro Mel and Ana Polvorosa, Americans Stanley Tucci and Clarke Peters, and British actress T’Nia Miller
Movistar+ is producing “La Fortuna” with AMC Studios in collaboration with MOD Pictures
First images from “La Fortuna” released
New York, NY – February 25, 2021 – “La Fortuna” is preparing its final phase of filming in locations in northern Spain and North America. First images from the production have been released and can be viewed here.
The original Movistar+ series, which will premiere this fall on the platform in Spain, began filming last August and will end in spring.
This first television series by Oscar-winning director Alejandro Amenábar is an ambitious international project starring Álvaro Mel as the young diplomat Álex Ventura and Ana Polvorosa in the role of Lucía, his colleague and sidekick. The cast of “La Fortuna” also features some hugely popular faces from the American film and TV world such as Stanley Tucci, Oscar nominee for The Lovely Bones, in the role of treasure hunter Frank Wild; Clarke Peters (“The Wire”), as lawyer Jonas Pierce, and T’Nia Miller (“Years & Years”) as lawyer Susan McLean. The main cast list is rounded off with Karra Elejalde, Manolo Solo, Blanca Portillo and Pedro Casablanc, among others.
Movistar+ is producing this series of six 45-minute episodes, which will premiere exclusively on Movistar+ in Spain in 2021 as well as AMC and AMC+ in the United States and AMC in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean, in conjunction with AMC Studios and MOD Pictures. International distribution is carried out by Beta Film, a strategic partner of Movistar +.
Alejandro Amenábar is back behind the cameras following the huge success of his feature film While at War (Original Movistar+) to direct all the episodes of the TV series produced by Fernando Bovaira (MOD Pictures) and Domingo Corral (Movistar+), sharing screenwriting credits with Alejandro Hernández.
Álex Ventura, a young and inexperienced diplomat, unintentionally becomes the leader of a mission that will put all his convictions to the test: 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. Forming a unique team with Lucía, a combative public official, and Jonas Pierce, a brilliant American lawyer with a passion for old pirate tales, Álex sets out on the adventure of a lifetime, on which he learns about the importance of love, friendship and commitment to your own beliefs.
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AMC Studios is the in-house studio, production and distribution operation for AMC Networks Inc. AMC Studios’ first series, The Walking Dead, is the highest-rated series in cable history. Since then, AMC Studios has produced several critically acclaimed, award-winning and culturally distinctive originals for AMC including scripted series Fear the Walking Dead, The Terror anthology, Lodge 49, NOS4A2, Dispatches From Elsewhere, Soulmates, and the upcoming 61st Street and Kevin Can F**k Himself, as well as unscripted series: Ride with Norman Reedus, James Cameron’s Story Of Science Fiction, Eli Roth’s History of Horror and Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America. The Studio has also produced for SundanceTV the Peabody Award-winning Rectify, original series Hap and Leonard, as well as the unscripted true crime franchise including Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders and The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park.
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