Magazine article Variety

Market Highlights

Magazine article Variety

Market Highlights

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'AMARGURA STREET'

(ICAIC/Ficción Producciones)

Winner of a development award from Spanish pubcaster RTVE at June's Conecta Fiction, this series is set in a tumultuous colonial 1850 Cuba as two women - a slave and a young bourgeois - battle social iniquity.

'CATHEDRAL OF THE SEA'

(Diagonal TV/Atresmedia)

An early Netflix pickup, one of the big Spanish scripted bets of the season is this miniseries adapting a Spanish bestseller set against the construction of Barcelona's 14th century Santa Maria del Mar cathedral.

'CENTRAL BANK: THE TAKE OVER'

(Arca Audiovisual/Filmax Group) Pau Freixas ("I Know Who You Are") is set to direct this bank heist miniseries.

'FARINIA - SNOW ON THE ATLANTIC'

(Bambu Producciones/ Atresmedia)

Sold by Beta, this is one of the latest series from Ramon Campos and Teresa Sánchez-Valdes' Studiocanal co-owned Bambu, capturing the explosion of Spain's '90s cocaine trade on its Northwest coast, transforming humble fishermen into drug kingpins.

'FORGIVE ME GOD'

(Mediaset España/Gossip Events & Productions)

Starring Paz Vega ("Sex and Lucia") as a socially minded nun, Mediaset España's highest-rating TV fiction this year was recently acquired by AT&T-owned paybox Direct TV for Latin America.

'FOUR SISTERS'

(Arca Audiovisual/Filmax Group)

"Red Band Society" showrunner Pau Freixas charts four sisters' evolution down the decades of the 20th century.

'GARBO, THE SPY WHO DOUBLE-CROSSED HITLER'

(Vaca/ Portocabo)

This series is about one of World War II's unsung heroes, the remarkable Juan Pujol, who duped the Nazi high command. The first drama from a regional Galicia TV alliance between Vaca Films and Portacabo.

'HIERRO'

(Portocabo/Arte France/ Atlantique)

A slice of stylish Canary Island noir, and a pioneering international co-production between prestige French players Arte France and Lagardere flagship production house Atlantique, and Spain's Portocabo.

'I'M ALIVE'

(Mediapro/RTVE)

Overseen by ever-reliable Daniel Ecija at Mediapro's Globomedia, "Alive" is a supernatural thriller about a police inspector who returns from the dead to hunt down his murderer. RTVE's biggest fiction hit of the last two years.

'LIFELINE'

(Mediapro/Atresmedia)

A psychological thriller from Mediapro's Globomedia about a man investigating his heart donor's death. …

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