Sky Developing Docuseries on Former Spanish King Juan Carlos I

Former Spanish King Juan Carlos I’s life is being documented

The rise and fall of the 85-year-old former Spanish king will be told in a Sky docuseries later this year.

Former Spanish King Juan Carlos IHe reigned as King of Spain from November 1975 until his abdication in June 2014.

The as-yet-untitled four-part docuseries will follow a man who was once a hero – celebrated around the world for reforming Spain in the post-Franco era – before allegations surrounding his financial arrangements led to his abdication in 2014.

Taking viewers from Madrid to London, Monaco, Geneva, Abu Dhabi and New York, the high-end docu-thriller deals with the allegations surrounding the former King in a struggle for money, sex and power.

It comes from Emmy nominee Christian Beetz, who created with Anne von Petersdorff, Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion’s Georg Tschurtschenthaler and author Pedro Barbadillo.

The documentary series will receive a teaser showcase at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival next month as part of the Berlinale Series Market session Up Next: Germany.

The news comes more than a year after news that Starzplay (now Lionsgate+) is working on a premium scripted series about the King’s life from Homeland producers Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa.