Life’s a beach for Miguel Bernardeau…
Gaumont is developing the project, which will be shot on location in the Canary Islands, as an eight-part one-hour drama.
The scripted series is being spearheaded by Spanish filmmaker Susana Casares, co-executive producer of Netflix’s Luis Miguel.
The YA drama is set in a fishing village on the Spanish island of Lanzarote.
Playa Negra follows newcomer Hugo, played Bernardeau, in his quest to get close to the man he suspects is his father. In the process, he befriends a tight-knit group of teens who dream of making it big in Lanzarote’s competitive surfing scene, and together become unwittingly embroiled in the island’s darkest secrets.
Gaumont’s SVP, Creative Executive, Head of Latin American and Spain Christian Gabelasaid the show combines a coming-of-age theme with elements of suspense.
“Alongside Susana and Grupo Ganga, we have created a concept that young adult audiences everywhere will identify with as they immerse themselves in not only the beauty of the location and the thrill of the sport but also the complexities facing the characters throughout series,” he added.
Bernardeau’s previous credits include Caronte, Sabuesos and Inhibidos.