Sasha Cócola is embracing the supernatural…
The Spanish actor is set to star in Prime Video’s latest Spanish original, the supernatural horror series Romancero.
In addition to Cócola, known for Food & Shelter and Paco’s Men, the film will also star Serbian-born actress Elena Matic, making her debut in a dramatic series in Spain, Ricardo Gómez, Guillermo Toledo, Belén Cuesta and Julieta Cardinali. It includes a special guest role for Alba Flores.
Romancero follows Cornelia and Jordan, as they flee “the force of law, powerful supernatural creatures and themselves,” framed within “within the backdrop of a desert-like and cruel Andalusia, as real as it is mythical, during a nightmarish night plagued with demons, witches and those who drink blood.”
Navarro and Peña said they have drawn inspiration from comics, Gothic literature, tales of witches, ghosts and creatures, the poetry of Federico García Lorca and esotericism to inform the show.
The series will run to six half-hour episodes with the action taking place throughout one single night. Filming is underway on location at several settings in Almería, while interiors will be shot in Madrid. The Mediapro Studio CEO Laura Fdz. Espeso producing, with Javier Méndez, Fernando Navarro, Alejandro Florez and Maya Maidagan the executive producers.
“Romancero is one of the most ambitious 100 Balas productions, a fantastic genre tale, which will entail a very significant level of post-production and special effects, as well as some incredible locations in Almería”, said Alejandro Florez, General Manager of 100 Balas.
“Romancero is an excellent example of how we create our international originals; featuring the very best emerging talent both in front of and behind the camera, with a clearly local story narrated by a creative team at its best,” said James Farrell, Head of International Originals, Amazon Studios.