The first series of Alejandro Amenábar, The Fortune, already has a release date. It will be in September 2021 when the six episodes of this blockbuster that mixes action and adventure can be seen and of which EL PAÍS previews its first trailer.
Inspired by the comic The Black Swan’s Treasure, by Paco Roca and Guillermo Corral, the series narrates the looting and recovery of a treasure found at the bottom of the sea, a story with similarities to what happened with the shipwreck of The Mercedes. Álvaro Mel plays the young and inexperienced diplomat Álex Ventura, who becomes the leader of a mission that will test his convictions: recover the underwater treasure stolen by Frank Wild, an adventurer who travels the world looting the heritage of the depths of the sea. He will do it with Lucía, an official played by Ana Polvorosa, and Jonas Pierce, an American lawyer. Stanley Tucci in the role of treasure hunter, Clarke Peters, T Nia Miller, Karra Elejalde, Manolo Solo, Blanca Portillo and Pedro Casablanc complete the cast.
The Black Swan’s Treasure (2018 Astiberri), rescue and reconstruct the history of the Spanish frigate Our Lady of the Mercedes, sunk in 1804 at Cape Santa María, off the coast of Portugal, by British ships who tried to steal its cargo of more than half a million gold and silver coins. Other graphic novels by Roca like Wrinkles or Memoirs of a man in pajamas they have already been brought to the screen, in these cases in film form.
Movistar + produces the series in collaboration with AMCStudios and MOD Pictures. Amenábar himself is responsible for directing all the chapters of the fiction, which has Fernando Bovaira and Domingo Corral as producers and whose script he has co-written with Alejandro Hernández. In addition, in early 2022 it will reach the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean through AMC + and AMC.
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