Netflix launches Madrid production hub

Netflix has officially opened its first European production hub in Tres Cantos outside Spanish capital Madrid.

Netflix has officially opened its first European production hub in Tres Cantos outside Spanish capital Madrid.

First announced in July last year, the streaming giant is using Ciudad de la Tele (TV City) in Tres Cantos as a hub where it occupies three 1,200-sq-ft sound stages with an option to expand in the future.

Netflix launches Madrid production hub
Spain

The Tres Cantos site is managed by media company Grupo Secuoya, which will also service all locally-produced Netflix productions.

“Our aim is to be part of the Spanish creative ecosystem,” said Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, at the Madrid launch presentation.

“We are investing for the long-term – we are here to stay and to participate.”

The streaming giant announced five new Spanish drama commissions in February, weeks before the official launch of its Tres Santos hub, and has now added to that list with El inocente and Los favoritos de Midas.

El inocente is an eight-part adaptation of a Harlan Coben book about an ex-convict whose efforts to get his life back on track are rudely interrupted.

Los favoritos de Midas is a six-part series based on a short story published by Jack London at the turn of the 20th century following a wealthy businessman blackmailed by a sinister organisation.

Last year 13,000 people worked on Netflix original commissions in Spain, according to the streaming giant’s figures, and the company says this will increase to 25,000 over the course of 2019.

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

Image: FreeImages.com/Victor Iglesias

Netflix launches Madrid production hub
Spain

Netflix has officially opened its first European production hub in Tres Cantos outside Spanish capital Madrid.

First announced in July last year, the streaming giant is using Ciudad de la Tele (TV City) in Tres Cantos as a hub where it occupies three 1,200-sq-ft sound stages with an option to expand in the future.

The Tres Cantos site is managed by media company Grupo Secuoya, which will also service all locally-produced Netflix productions.

“Our aim is to be part of the Spanish creative ecosystem,” said Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, at the Madrid launch presentation.

“We are investing for the long-term – we are here to stay and to participate.”

The streaming giant announced five new Spanish drama commissions in February, weeks before the official launch of its Tres Santos hub, and has now added to that list with El inocente and Los favoritos de Midas.

El inocente is an eight-part adaptation of a Harlan Coben book about an ex-convict whose efforts to get his life back on track are rudely interrupted.

Los favoritos de Midas is a six-part series based on a short story published by Jack London at the turn of the 20th century following a wealthy businessman blackmailed by a sinister organisation.

Last year 13,000 people worked on Netflix original commissions in Spain, according to the streaming giant’s figures, and the company says this will increase to 25,000 over the course of 2019.

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

Image: FreeImages.com/Victor Iglesias

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