Magazine article Screen International

Amazon Studios Greenlights Hernan Cortes Series to Star Javier Bardem

Magazine article Screen International

Amazon Studios Greenlights Hernan Cortes Series to Star Javier Bardem

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Amblin Television’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will exec. produce with Bardem.

Javier Bardem

Amazon Studios has given the green light to a four-hour miniseries to star Javier Bardem as Spanish conquistador Hernan Cortes.

The streaming platform has given the long-gestating project, to be created and written by Steven Zaillian and produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, a straight-to-series order.

Zaillian, an Oscar winner for Spielberg’s Schindler’s List, will base his work on a screenplay written in the seventies by Dalton Trumbo.

Amblin’s Darryl Frank and Justin Falvey will serve as executive producers with Bardem.

Amazon Studios head of scripted series Sharon Yguado said: “Cortes’ epic discoveries shaped the world as we know it today, and through the minds of Amblin, Steven Spielberg, Steve Zaillian and Javier Bardem, we will bring Prime Video members on an exhilarating journey. …

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