“XRey” Podcast About King Juan Carlos I’s Abdication Being Adapted for Television

The story behind King Juan Carlos I’s relinquishment of his crown is headed to the small story…

XRey, a Spotify podcast from The Story Lab on the abdication of the 82-year-old former Spanish king, is being adapted for television by the producer of Netflix original Hache.

King Juan Carlos I

The Story Lab is working with Weekend Studio on the adaptation after XReyhas been among Spotify’s top three podcasts in Spain since premiering on May 19.

King Juan Carlos I abdicated in 2014 in sudden and unexplained circumstances and the 10-part XRey podcastfeatures testimony from prime ministers, leading historians and investigative journalists. It’s produced by Toni Garrido.

Michael Iskas, global president of The Story Lab, said: “Toni and his team at The Story Lab Spain have brought the XReystory to life in a brilliantly creative way to deliver a breakout hit on Spotify that has the pace of a political thriller.”

Weekend Studio president Tomás Cimadevilla added: “XReyhas a potent mix of intrigue, royalty and international power play. This fascinating story, which is captivating listeners on Spotify, is ideal for adaptation as a major TV drama.”

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