Buendia Estudios to Adapt Antonio Gala’s Erotic Novel “La Pasion Turca” Into Spanish TV Series

Antonio Gala’s passion project is getting a television adaptation…

The 92-year-old Spanish poet, playwright, novelist and writer’s erotic novel La Pasion Turca will be adaptated into a series by Buendia Estudios.

Antonio Gala,The popular novel was last adapted into a hit feature film in 1994 with the late Vicente Aranda directing and Andres Vicente Gomez of Lolafilms producing. It starred singer-actress Ana Belen in what is considered her most successful film.

The new six-episode series, which is set to air on Spanish free-to-air channel Antena 3 and streamer AtresPlayer Premium, will start shooting by the end of October in Turkey for seven weeks before moving to Madrid.

The cast will be made up of Spanish, Turkish and Italian talent.

The story revolves around Olivia, a Spanish Fine Arts teacher who wakes from a coma in an Istanbul hospital after having attempted suicide. There it is revealed, as she’s being interrogated by an inspector, that she has likely been involved in an art smuggling ring alongside her Turkish lover, Yaman. Flashbacks reveal the torrid affair with Yaman that made her abandon her life’s work in Spain. As the law tightens its noose around her, she agrees to go back to Yaman and inform the authorities of his movements.

The Atresmedia TV original is penned by Irene Rodríguez  and Esther Morales and will be directed by Iñaki Peñafiel.

Netflix to Premiere Season 4 of Omar Ayuso’s Spanish YA Drama “Elite”

There’s no summer break for Omar Ayuso.

Netflix has announced June 18 as the worldwide release date for Season 4 of its popular Spanish YA drama series Elite, starring the 23-year-old Spanish actor.

Omar Ayuso

The series received an early fourth season renewal two months before Season 3 premiered, and it was renewed for Season 5 in February, ahead of the Season 4 launch.

Created and written by Carlos Montero and Darío Madrona, Elite is one of the streamer’s best performing Spanish originals, with Netflix noting in 2019 that it had been seen by more than 20 million households.

Season 4 picks up with a new school year at Las Encinas, as well as a new director (Diego Martin): one of the most powerful businessmen in Europe, ready to bring the Las Encinas institution, which, according to him, has been running amok in the past few years, back on track. He brings his three children with him (Carla Díaz, Martina Cariddi, Manu Rios): three teenagers too used to always get their own way, and to have what they want when they want, no matter who falls, and who will jeopardize the union and strong friendship of the students who have stayed at the school.

Andrés Velencoso joins the cast of the fourth season, joining veteran students from Las Encinas: Samuel (Itzan Escamilla), Guzmán (Miguel Bernardeau), Ander (Arón Piper), Omar (Ayuso), Rebeca (Claudia Salas) and Cayetana (Georgina Amorós).

Eduardo Chapero Jackson and Ginesta Guindal will direct new season, which will also feature Jaime Vaca, David Lorenzo, Almudena Ocaña and Esther Morales as screenwriters.