Álex González’s latest project is going global…
Entertainment One (eOne) has sold its first Spanish language series Operación Marea Negra, starring the 42-year-old Spanish actor, to more than 60 territories including the U.S. and Mexico (Roku), Australia (SBS), Latin American (AMC Networks Intl), Canada (TELEUS) and Spain (Disney-owned FOX channel).
The four-part series is based on the true story of Europe’s first intercepted narco-submarine in November 2019, when three smugglers crossed the Atlantic in a homemade sub-aquatic vessel carrying more than 3,000 kilos of cocaine. After boarding in the middle of the Amazon, they sailed to Europe while enduring terrible conditions including hunger, engine problems and storms before finally being captured on the Galician coast by the Civil Guard.
González stars as “Nando, the ex-boxer and leader of the pack who turns to trafficking when his other financial options dry up.”
Joining him are Nerea Barros, Nuno Lopes, Miquel Insua, Luis Zahera, Xosé Barato, Carles Francino, Manuel Manquiña, Lúcia Moniz, Luís Esparteiro, David Trejos, Leandro Firmino and Bruno Galiasso.
Daniel Calparsoro, Oskar Santos and João Maia directed the series.
The series is produced by Ficción Producciones. Mamen Quintas and Julio Casal executive produce alongside Ukbar Filmes. FORTA, led by TVG, and the Portuguese RTP co-produce.
A second season has already wrapped production and a companion, four-part docu-series, Operación Marea Negra: The Suicidal Mission is also available to license. It has already been licensed to The Roku Channel (U.S.), SBS (Australia), Ziggo (Netherlands) and Telus (Canada).