Atresplayer Premium Re-Ups ‘Gypsy Bride,’ Unveils ‘La Ruta,’ ‘Cardo 2



Atresplayer Premium, the burgeoning OTT service behind HBO Max hit “Veneno,” has renewed “The Gypsy Bride” (“La novia gitana”), whose Season 1, from “Penny Dreadful” director Paco Cabezas, world premieres on the San Sebastian Movie Pageant. 

Atresmedia Tv will produce with Banijay Iberia’s Diagonal TV, producer of Netflix hit “Heirs to the Land.”Produced by VIS with the participation of Atresmedia Tv and the collaboration of the Diagonal TV, the primary season of “The Gypsy Bride” will bow on Atresplayer Premium on Sept. 25. 

Directed in its totality by Cabezas, whose credit additionally embrace “American Gods,” Season 1 is ready in a gypsy group on Madrid’s humble outskirts as murder inspector Elena Blanco, (Nerea Barros, “Marshland”) known as in to analyze the torture and assassination of a younger girl simply earlier than her wedding ceremony.

Channelling echoes of a Lorca tragedy, the sequence, shot with massive visible ambition by Cabezas – mixing daring panoramics and hand-held camerawork for close-ups – adapts the primary novel, “La Novia,” of the “La novia gitana,” against the law trilogy written by Carmen Mola (pseudonym of a writing trío fashioned by Jorge Díaz, Agustín Martínez and Antonio Mercero).  

Season 2 will adapt the second ebook within the sequence, “La purple púrpura,” mentioned José Antonio Antón, director of programming, content material and digital at Atresmedia.

The identical screenwriting staff, led by head author José Rodriguez (“The Plague,” “Diablero”), has now written 4 episodes. Cabezas will function an government producer. The variety of episodes he might direct has nonetheless to be decided, Antón advised Selection. “This can be a sequence which grabs you and received’t let go, and with spectacular manufacturing ranges,” he added.

Information of the renewal of “The Gypsy Bride” comes as Atresplayer Premium gears up for its strongest unfold ever at San Sebastian, screening a primary episode of “The Gypsy Bride” and of “La Ruta,” one other extremely anticipated AP sequence, and teasing a trailer of “Cardo” 2, the second season of the breakout Spanish sequence, included amongst Selection’s greatest worldwide TV reveals of 2021. 

La Ruta

Credit score: Laila LLuch

Scaling up quickly from its 2019 launch, Atresplayer Premium is now the platform which bows most Spanish fiction, about 20 nationwide titles a yr taking in each originals – sequence solely seen on the platform in Spain – and titles sourced from broadcast community Atresmedia, Antón mentioned. It at present has about 45 sequence in numerous phases of manufacturing or growth, he added.   

Set on Valencia’s La Ruta del Bakalao, a strip of venues which turned one of many vibrant night time membership scenes not solely in Spain however Europe, “La Ruta” is produced by Madrid’s Caballo Movies, the manufacturing outfit whose companions embrace filmmaker Rodrigo Sorogoyen, director of Movistar Plus’ hit “Riot Police.”

Involving additional Caballo companions akin to Borja Soler as co-creator and co-director and “Riot Police” co-writer Eduardo Villanueva as one of many sequence’ producers, “La Ruta” begins in 1993 as 5 buddies bid farewell and works again episode by episode to 1981 once they first visited legendary membership Barraca. “The reverse construction permits the sequence “to ask how they bought to what they turned within the first episode as La Ruta declines,” mentioned Antón. 

First screened on the San Sebastian Pageant final yr, “Cardo” is produced by “Veneno” creators Javier Calvo y Javier Ambrossi at Suma Content material, Buendía Estudios and Atresmedia. 

Created by Claudia Costafreda, a author on “Veneno,” and actor Ana Rujas, the  sequence impacted instantly via the sheer lack of inhibition because it charts the descent of its protagonist, Maria, performed by Rus, right into a each day routine of medication, alcohol and informal intercourse as an escape from future-less life and seeming lack of self-respect.

“Cardo” Season 2 picks up María’s life three years later as she emerges from jail, seeing her world has modified, although she stays the identical individual, mentioned Antón.   


Credit score: Tamara Arranz

Sequence within the pipeline for Atresplayer Premium embrace:

*“Los Protegidos: ADN,” the second season of a sequel to a famed 2012 Atresmedia authentic, a couple of group of super-powered children, now adults in “ADN,” which bowed Sept. 9 at Victoria’s FesTVal.

*”Las noches de Tefía,” a comedy-musical by Miguel del Arco (“Las Furias”) set in a Francoist labor camp.

*”Zorras.” Produced by Atresmedia Tv and Morena Movies (“Everyone Is aware of”), and turning on three twenty-something ladies who create a secret group to fulfil their sexual fantasies.

*”Camilo Celebrity,” a four-part bio of how Spanish singer Camilo Sesto introduced “Jesus Christ Celebrity” to Spain launching his personal stardom. 

*”UPA Subsequent,” A revival of the legendary Spanish musical drama “Un paso adelante,” a Spanish “Fame, from Atresmedia Tv and The Mediapro Studio.

*”Déjate Ver,” a dramedy a couple of girl who actually begins to vanish, written and directed by Álvaro Carmona (“Gente Hablando”).

*”Vestidas de Azul,” the second a part of “Veneno,” with Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi producing and directing.

*”No se lo digas a nadie,” (“Besos Marvin”), a five-part doc produced in home by Atresplayer marking is first true crime sequence. 

*”Drag Race España,”now in its third version, a Spanish model of RuPaul’s “Drag Race” franchise.  

“Our sequence should not made considering of worldwide markets. We simply attempt to make the most effective sequence potential, typically native tales with native components. However working with nice tales with nice characters, since feelings are the identical the world over, we’ve had numerous success in worldwide,” Antón advised Selection

He cited “Cardo,” bought to TelevisaUnivision’s ViX and Australia, with territories in Europe now closing as nicely, and “Alba,” Season 1, Netflix’s most-watched non English-language present on the earth over July 18-24. 

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