Netflix Releases Trailer for Lali’s New Series “Sky Rojo”

The (red) sky’s the limit for Lali

The 29-year-old Argentine pop star, whose full name is Mariana Lali Espósito, will soon appear on the small screen as part of the Netflix series Sky Rojo.

Sky Rojo, Lali

From the creators of the hit Spanish drama Money Heist, including producers Vancouver Media, Álex Pina and Esther Martinez Lobato, the action-packed series also stars Verónica Sánchez, Asier Etxeandia, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Yany Prado and Enric Auquer.

According to an official press release, Sky Rojo is “based on three ferocious women, Coral (Sanchez), Wendy (Lali) and Gina (Prado) who flee in search of their freedom while being pursued by their pimp, Romeo (Etxeandia) and his henchmen Moisés (Silvestre) and Christian (Auquer), who are part of the Club de Las Novias.”

Sky Rojo is confirmed for two seasons with eight episodes of 25 minutes each. premieres March 19.

The series premieres on March 19.

Netflix Renews Úrsula Corberó’s “La Casa del Papel,” aka “Money Heist” for Fifth & Final Season

There’s one last heist in Úrsula Corberó’s future…

Netflix has renewed the 30-year-old Spanish actress’ highly popular Spanish drama series La Casa de Papel, aka Money Heist, for a fifth and final season.

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Season four, which consisted of eight episodes, launched in April.

Created by Alex Pina and produced by Vancouver Media, the fifth season will consist of 10 episodes and start production in Spain on August 3.

La casa de papel, Money Heist

In addition to Úrsula Corberó (Tokyo), the series stars Álvaro Morte (The Professor), Itziar Ituño (Lisbon), Pedro Alonso (Berlin), Miguel Herrán (Rio), Jaime Lorente (Denver), Esther Acebo (Stockholm), Enrique Arce (Arturo), Darko Peric (Helsinki), Hovik Keuchkerian (Bogotá), Luka Peros (Marseille), Belén Cuesta (Manila), Fernando Cayo (Coronel Tamayo), Rodrigo de la Serna (Palermo), Najwa Nimri (Inspector Sierra), and José Manuel Poga (Gandía).

Miguel Ángel Silvestre (Sense 8) and Patrick Criado (La Gran Familia Española) are set to join the cast for this final installment.

Pina will act as executive producer and showrunner with Jesús Colmenar, Koldo Serra and Álex Rodrigo directing.

Pina said, “We’ve spent almost a year thinking about how to break up the band. How to put the Professor on the ropes. How to get into situations that are irreversible for many characters. The result is the fifth part of La Casa de Papel. The war reaches its most extreme and savage levels, but it is also the most epic and exciting season.”

Netflix’s Ursula Corbero Starrer “La Casa del Papel” Sets New Viewership Record

Ursula Corberohas 34 million reasons to celebrate…

Netflix’s Spanish-language smash La Casa de Papel, aka Money Heist, starring the 29-year-old Spanish actress, has set a new record for the streamer. 

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With more than 34.3M households tuning in for Part 3, this is the largest first-week global household turnout for a non-English-language Netflix series. More than 70% finished the entire season in the initial seven days.

The third installment of the Alex Pina-created phenomenon launched on July 19. Evidenced by the massive viewing numbers, fans of the series are legion around the world — and not only in Spanish-speaking markets, but extending to countries like France, Italy and India. 

In the first week, La Casa de PapelPart 3 was the most-watched title in Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Brazil, Chile and Argentina, among others, according to Netflix.

Already last year, Netflix said the series, produced by Vancouver Media, was its most watched non-English show ever on the service. It scooped an International Emmyfor Best Drama last November.

Alvaro Mortestars in the thriller as El Professor, a mysterious criminal mastermind who recruits a group of thieves for an epic heist as he manipulates the police to carry out his plan. Part 3 sees him develop new heists with even higher stakes.

Ursula CorberoJamie LorenteMiguel HerránDarko PericItziar Ituno,Paco TousAlba FloresEsther Acebo,Itziar ItuñoEnrique ArceKiti Mánver,Juan Fernándezand Mario de la Rosaalso star.

Pina in 2018 secured a global exclusive overall dealwith the streaming giant. In June, production began on 10-part UK/Spanish crime drama White Lines, which Pina wrote and is showrunning.

Álex Pina’s “La casa de papel” Wins International Emmy Award for Best Drama

Álex Pina is feeling the Emmy love…

The winners of the 46th annual International Emmy Awards have been revealed, with the 48-year-old Spanish television producer/writer’s La casa de papel (Money Heist), taking home the prize for Best Drama.

Alex Pina

The hit Spanish heist television series, created by Pina, revolves about a long-prepared, multiple-day assault on the Royal Mint of Spain.

The series, which premiered in May 2017 on Spanish network Antena 3, was initially intended as a limited series. Antena 3 distributed the first two parts of the series in Spain, before the series was acquired by Netflix in late 2017, who edited and re-released the two parts worldwide, and will release a new, third part in 2019.

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La casa de papel stars Úrsula CorberóItziar Ituño, Álvaro MortePaco Tous, Pedro Alonso, and Alba Flores.

The Best Non-English U.S. Primetime Program prize went to NBC Universo’s El Vato. The second season of the series was produced byNBC Universo, Endemol Shine Boomdog and NBCU Telemundo.

The series centers on Regional Mexican singer El Vato (portrayed by El Dasa)and his friends as they struggle to succeed in the enticing but deceptive music world in Los Angeles, California.

This year, there were 44 nominees across 11 categories and 20 countries including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom & the United States.

The International Emmy Awards were hosted by comedian and The Problem with Apu producer Hari Kondabolu at the New York Hilton.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

BEST ARTS PROGRAMMING
Etgar Keret, gebaseerd op een waar verhaal
Produced by Baldr Films, Omroep NTR

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR
Lars Mikkelsen, Herrens Veje (Ride Upon the Storm)
Produced by DR, ARTE France, SAM le Français

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS
Anna Schudt Ein Schnupfen hätte auch gereicht
Produced by Zeitsprung Pictures / RTL Television

BEST COMEDY
Nevsu
Produced by Endemol Shine Israel, Reshet13, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Goodbye Aleppo
Produced by BBC Arabic

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Money Heist (La casa de papel)
Produced by antena 3, Vancouver Media 

BEST NON-ENGLISH U.S. PRIMETIME PROGRAM
El Vato – Season 2
Produced by NBC Universo, Endemol Shine Boomdog, NBCU Telemundo 

BEST NON-SCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT
Did You Get The Message?
Produced by SHELTER

BEST SHORT-FORM SERIES
Una Historia Necesaria

BEST TELENOVELA
Ouro Verde (The Payback)
Produced by TVI

BEST TV MOVIE/MINISERIES
Man in an Orange Shirt
Produced by Kudos TV BBC, Masterpiece

France’s TF1 Acquires Alex Pina’s Romantic Thriller “The Pier”

Alex Pina’s latest project is feeling the love…

France’s TF1 has acquired the Spanish television producer’s Movistar + Original The Pier, sold by Beta Film, and produced with Atresmedia Studios.

Alex Pina

Also produced by Pina and Esther Martínez Lobato’s Vancouver Media, The Pier marks the showrunner duo’s follow-up to La Casa de Papel (Money Heist), declared by Netflix to be its most watched non English-language series ever.

Alvaro Morte, the professor inLa Casa de Papel plays the male lead. Capturing a near futuristic Valencia, and the nearby Albufera National Park, an expanse of marshland and rice paddy fields, where time seems to move at another race, Pina has commented, the cinematography looks stunning.

In other ways, this is a departure, a sensual romantic thriller in which an accomplished architect (Verónica Sánchez) is confronted with the alleged suicide of her husband. Investigating on her own, she discovers the secret double-life he had led with another woman (Irene Arcos) and also her own unsuspected new depths and desires.

The main cast, co-director Jesús Colmenar and the producers will be present when The Piercelebrates its red carpet world premiere at Mipcom on Tuesday, October 16, at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes.

“As a leading channel, TF1’s role is to create events and to work with the best talents and partners. The Pierand the work of Alex Pina meet our requirements,” said Fabrice Bailly, head of program and acquisitions, TF1 Group, who added: “After the excellent performances of ‘Good Doctor’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ on our channels this year, we are sure that ‘The Pier’ will add to our success.”

Pina and Martínez’s stylish, innovative and morally ambiguous money mint robbery thriller La Casa de Papelwas a huge hit in France. In its take on modern sexual relations, The Pieris likely to maintain their envelope-pushing on traditional morality.

The Pieris a woman’s drama, Martinez has said, where “women behave as women.”