Alberto Rodríguez and Pablo Molinero shooting season 2 (photo: Movistar+)
The new episodes of the series produced by Atípica Films, which stands as the kick-off production of Movistar+ originals, are already being shot in Seville and other natural settings.
After the success of The Plague season one, which was the first original Movistar+ production, the network announced that shooting for season two started on October 1.
The shooting schedule will last 18 weeks and take place on location is Seville, Carmona, Utrera, Alcalá de Guadaíra, Palos de la Frontera (Huelva) and Cuevas de Almanzora (Almería) among other natural settings.
Rafael Cobos, scriptwriter and creator of the series together with Alberto Rodríguez, acts as showrunner for the new season.
Alberto Rodríguez, will also direct the first episodes. David Ulloa will direct the final four, which will make up a six episode season. Every episode will last a total of 50 minutes.
Domingo Corral (Movistar+) and Jose Antonio Félez (Atípica films) are on board once again as executive producers.
Movistar+ explained that for this new season, the show will sustain its ambitious high quality productions, shooting in over 130 locations and planning more than 250 scenes that will show the reality of the the mancebías, the society of the time or the violent and sanguinary universe of the underworld.
Season two is set in a prosperous Seville that has overcome the epidemic and is now facing a thriving mafia.
"In the first season we entered the universe of The Plague through the melancholy point of view of Mateo (Pablo Molinero), an almost Renaissance superhero," commented Rafael Cobos.
"In this second season, Mateo has been cured; he knows the New World and is an adventurer. He has recovered the will to live, and through him we will discover a more luminous Seville, although equally or more corrupt, where the mafia controlled by the Garduña allows us to have more action, with a choral cast," he added.
The premiere of the show's new episodes is scheduled for November 2019 on Movistar+.
A Show That Made History
Season one of The Plague (6x50') had a budget close to 10 million euros. Movistar+ premiered the show in Spain on January 12, 2018 and decided to renew it for season two ever prior to its premiere.
In addition, it was the first series in history to make it into the San Sebastian Film Festival's Official Selection last year. The following month, The Plague was introduced to the international market at Mipcom.
The show is internationally distributed by Sky Vision, which recently sold it to BBC Four in the UK.
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