Sergio G. Sánchez in The Secret of Marrowbone
The platform announced its newest Spanish original, a supernatural teenage drama created and directed by Sergio G. Sánchez and produced by Belén Atienza, Sandra Hermida and Jesús de la Vega.
Netflix has just announced a new Spanish series spearheaded by Sergio G. Sánchez, the screenwriter behind films like The Orphanage and The Secret of Marrowbone.
Called Alma, the show is a supernatural teenage drama produced by Belén Atienza (Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom, The Secret of Marrowbone), Sandra Hermida (Arde Madrid, The Secret of Marrowbone) and Jesús de la Vega (Intruders, Hierro).
Made up of ten 50-minute episodes, the new project is scheduled to start filming in 2020, year in which it's also slated to premiere.
In addition to Sergio G. Sánchez, who will also direct, the writing team includes names like Teresa de Rosendo and Paul Pen.
"It is a joy and a privilege to join forces with Netflix in order to bring to the screen a fictional universe as exuberant and innovative as that of Sergio G. Sánchez," said the writers. "Viewers from all over the world will be captivated by him thanks to a unique narrative that finds the purest and truest emotion in the darkest corners."
On his end, Sergio G. Sánchez added: "Alma explores my favorite themes, the journey from childhood to maturity, the threshold between life and death, the emotional space where reality meets fantasy. But now I have a much larger canvas that will give me the opportunity to extend the narrative to multiple layers of interconnected plots through a greater number of characters."
Thus, Alma joins other Spanish originals from Netflix that are currently in the pipeline like High Seas, Hache (produced by Weekend Studios), three projects from showrunner Álex Pina including season three of Money Heist, thriller White Lines and Sky Rojo, Cable Girls (from Bambú Producciones), Paquita Salas and Elite.
"It will be very exciting to bring this rich universe to life and I am delighted that Netflix is giving me the opportunity to reach a global audience with a Spanish-language series that fully connects with my obsessions as a narrator," concluded Sanchez.
After surviving a bus accident in which most of her high school classmates died, Alma wakes up in a hospital with no memories of the accident or her past. Her parents are strangers and her house is a place full of secrets and mysteries that led her to believe that everything around her is a lie, a plot to turn her into someone she's not.
Trapped in a world that doesn't feel like her own, she must unravel the mysterious events that preceded the accident before her true identity vanishes forever.
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