Netflix backs Spanish TV drug drama

Netflix is backing Spanish-language TV series Hache that will be produced locally by new Madrid-based company Weekend Studio.

Netflix is backing Spanish-language TV series Hache that will be produced locally by new Madrid-based company Weekend Studio.

The eight-part drama is based on the true story of a woman who finds herself caught up in Spain’s heroin smuggling trade in Barcelona in the 1960s.

Netflix backs Spanish TV drug drama
Barcelona

Spanish actors Adriana Ugarte and Javier Rey are set to star in the drama that will be launched internationally next year.

“We are big fans of Javier and Adriana’s work, and couldn’t be more excited to see them both in a Netflix Original series,” said Erik Barmack, vice president of international originals at Netflix.

“We’re ready to add Hache to our growing list of Spanish series intended for global audiences.”

Hache will be the fifth Spanish TV drama to secure backing from Netflix.

Spain is a popular European filming location and has enjoyed a profile boost since launching formal filming incentive support. A new Terminator movie recently started shooting in the country and superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled to film locally in the coming months.

The Canary Islands have been established as an international production hub for longer than the Spanish mainland due to the benefits of a favourable tax regime. Lucasfilm recently shot key scenes for Solo: A Star Wars Story on Fuerteventura.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Spain.

Images: FreeImages.com/Victor Iglesias/Philipp K

Netflix backs Spanish TV drug drama
Barcelona

Netflix is backing Spanish-language TV series Hache that will be produced locally by new Madrid-based company Weekend Studio.

The eight-part drama is based on the true story of a woman who finds herself caught up in Spain’s heroin smuggling trade in Barcelona in the 1960s.

Spanish actors Adriana Ugarte and Javier Rey are set to star in the drama that will be launched internationally next year.

“We are big fans of Javier and Adriana’s work, and couldn’t be more excited to see them both in a Netflix Original series,” said Erik Barmack, vice president of international originals at Netflix.

“We’re ready to add Hache to our growing list of Spanish series intended for global audiences.”

Hache will be the fifth Spanish TV drama to secure backing from Netflix.

Spain is a popular European filming location and has enjoyed a profile boost since launching formal filming incentive support. A new Terminator movie recently started shooting in the country and superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984 is scheduled to film locally in the coming months.

The Canary Islands have been established as an international production hub for longer than the Spanish mainland due to the benefits of a favourable tax regime. Lucasfilm recently shot key scenes for Solo: A Star Wars Story on Fuerteventura.

See KFTV's production guide for more on filming in Spain.

Images: FreeImages.com/Victor Iglesias/Philipp K

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