Amazon Prime Video and RTVE are set to start filming their adventure drama series, Boundless in the Basque country and Navarre from Monday, 26 April, before moving to Madrid, Seville and the Dominican Republic.
Directed by Brit Simon West, Boundless will tell the incredible story of the first sailing trip around the world in 1519, involving 239 sailors, only 18 of whom returned seriously unwell, as they’d sought to find a new route to the island of spices.
Based on a script by Patxi Amezcua (Desaparecidos, Gun City, The Warning), the series will run across four 60 minute episodes.
The production of this ambitious, cinematic series will start on Monday, 26 April in the Basque Country and Navarre, at locations in Azkoitia, Azkorri, Lazkao, Olite and the Cathedral of Pamplona, before moving to the Dominican Republic, where the filming of maritime sequences will take place at the well-known Pinewood Studios, and in Spain.
To recreate the voyage the ships “Victoria” and “Trinidad” will be rebuilt to scale and a replica of the “Nao Victoria”–the only one of the five ships of the expedition that returned to port and, therefore, the first ship to circumnavigate the world–will be used.
Boundless is produced by MONO Films and KILIMA Media and has a first class technical team, led by British director Simon West, who has a long history in action and adventure films (Con Air, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, The General's Daughter, The Mercenaries 2) and producer Miguel Menéndez de Zubillaga (Loving Pablo, The Paper Boy, Camaron).