RTVE, Prime Video and Telekom Srbija board the project.
A new high end, international drama from the writers of Money Heist, directed by Miguel Angel Vivas.
RTVE, Prime Video and Telekom Srbija have boarded CICATRIZ, the highly anticipated action thriller adaptation of Juan Gómez-Jurado’s best-selling novel of the same name.
The drama, which is being led and produced by Spanish production company, Plano a Plano jointly with the Mexican Dopamine, is the latest to be packaged by Asacha Media Group, the pan-European production studio. The Serbian production company Adrenalin will serve as filming partners in Serbia.
From Pablo Roa and Fernando Sancristóbal, writers of Netflix’s international smash hit drama, LA CASA DE PAPEL (also known as MONEY HEIST) and Verónica Marzá (TOY BOY, DIABLERO), the eight part drama is set to go into production at the end of the year filming in Spain and Serbia, with the award-winning Miguel Angel Vivas (MONEY HEIST, VIS A VIS, EXTINCTION) confirmed as lead director. Casting to be announced soon.
CICATRIZ has become a hot property across Europe, with RTVE and Prime Video Spain joining forces with Telekom Srbija in this first of a kind large scale co-production between Spain and the Adriatic countries.
Plano a Plano and Mexican studio, Dopamine, based in Mexico City and Madrid, share the adaptation rights of the global best-seller from Juan Gómez-Jurado who is the most read Spanish thriller author worldwide and hugely popular in Southern and Eastern Europe, including the Adriatic Territories.
CICATRIZ is a high-octane, action thriller about a brilliant but lonely entrepreneur on the verge of making his millions, who meets a young woman hell-bent on a long-planned revenge mission.
César Benítez, president of Plano a Plano, defines this co-production as “an ambitious project that opens a new path for international collaborations for Plano a Plano and allows us to approach other business models”. “We were delighted to collaborate with Asacha Group to help us to package this show and are very thankful for the support of Tve, Prime Video, and Telekom Srbija. We are going to produce a great fiction aimed at the global market”.
Fidela Navarro, Ceo of Dopamine tells “Cicatriz is an example of how to get different works from the same literary universe (in this case by the great Juan Gómez Jurado) to reach international screens under different commercial models. Innovation and diversity in the world of co-production thus achieve new goals for studios, authors, talents and platforms. For us as a Studio, producing at the same time an Original and a Multi-window by the same author is a source of pride”.
Jose Pastor, Head of Ficcion and Cinema areas at RTVE, says “We are thrilled to be part of such a strong IP from Juan Gómez-Jurado, one of the most prominent Spanish writers in recent years. We expect from CICATRIZ a great hit series both in Spain and abroad”.
Aleksandra Martinović, Director of Multimedia Division from Telekom Srbija added: “Telekom Srbija, as the biggest telco operator in Southeast Europe, is thrilled that we have established cooperation on this level for the first time in the Adriatic countries. Thanks to this project, we are now proud partners with a globally respected team of producers and writers, each with an incredibly strong background. Also, I would like to mention the esteemed commissioners like Prime Video and TVE. What makes this project truly authentic is the engaging storyline set in Serbia and with Serbian actors”.
“Telekom Srbija is deeply engaged in the creative process, including the casting process and the Serbian storyline. All that makes us a proud part of this team. We are sure the project will bring something new and fresh to the feature content industry. Adria region and ex-Yu countries are very interested in this mix of the local and international elements. I am sure that we will achieve great success. This project will certainly be the next big thing in 2024.”