Movistar+ and Globomedia (Grupo Mediapro) announced the start of production for Paraiso, a new series that will combine teen drama, science fiction and mystery.
Paraiso will be an original Movistar+ series with 8, 50-minute episodes, which will premiere in 2020 on the Spanish pay TV platform.
It’s currently in pre-production, with casting and location searching underway.
The series is created by Fernando González Molina (Tres metros sobre el cielo, Tengo ganas de ti, Palmeras en la nieve), Ruth García and David Oliva.
It will be directed by González Molina, director of some of the most successful Spanish movies, and great TV sci-fi series such as El barco, Los hombres de Paco or Luna.
"Paraiso is born from our dream to tell a fantastic story that connects with the referents of our adolescence: the Spielberg cinema, the V series, but also Verano azul or Compañeros, and connect them with the stories I liked to tell in the cinema: epic, emotional stories that seek the enjoyment of the viewer," explained the director.
Thus, he defines the new series as "a trip to the entertainment cinema that fascinated us and made us dedicate ourselves to this, but also a story about the loss and the difficulty of being a teenager when you are different".
Levante, 1992, end of summer in a town on the coast. Sandra, Eva and Malena, 15, disappear in a nightclub without a trace. The police do not seem to be looking in the right direction, that's why Javi, Sandra's little brother, starts an investigation with Quino and Álvaro, his best friends, and Zeta, the bully of the class. Together they discover that those who have their sister are not of this world.