Amazon Prime Video preparing a reboot of the successful Spanish series El Internado (The Boarding School)
The production, which will begin filming in early 2020, will be titled El Internado: Las Cumbres with eight episodes to be shot at natural locations in northern Spain
Amazon Prime Video today announced their upcoming Amazon Exclusive series, El Internado: Las Cumbres, a new version of the successful series El Internado (The Boarding School) that marked a milestone for Spanish drama a decade ago earning huge success among audiences over its seven year run and what proved also to be the launching pad for some of Spain most famous actors today. The original series is currently available on Amazon Prime Video.
A haunting atmosphere, mystery, thriller and higher doses of terror are just some of the basic ingredients of El Internado: Las Cumbres. The story will take place in a school located next to an old monastery, in an inaccessible spot between the mountains, isolated from the world. The students are rebellious and problematic kids who will live under the strict and severe regime of discipline imposed by the center to reintegrate them into society. The surrounding forest is home to ancient legends, ever-present threats that will plunge the students into thrilling and terrifying adventures.
El Internado: Las Cumbres is an Atresmedia Studios and THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO co-production. At the head of the executive production will be the creator of the franchise, Laura Belloso, as well as Laura Fernandez Espeso and Javier Pons by THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO, and Ignacio Corrales and Sonia Martinez, from Atresmedia Studios, who will lead the scriptwriting team composed of Asier Anduenza, Sara Belloso and Abraham Sastre, who were also worked on El Internado (The Boarding School), available to all fans of the franchise on Amazon Prime Video
"It is undoubtedly with tremendous pride that we announce today a production of this size in Spain ", said Ricardo Cabornero, Head of Content at Amazon Prime Video Spain. "The international success of El Internado (The Boarding School) a decade ago continues to captivate thousands of fans today on Amazon Prime Video, and we are sure that this new version of the series will be a meeting point for all, as well as conquering new audiences".
"El Internado (The Boarding School) was the precursor in Spain of the current great successes of the television series. It broke molds in terms of production and distribution, amassed a huge fan base and launched a new generation of actors, many of whom are the stars of today. The launch of this new series, led by Laura Belloso and most of the original scriptwriters, revitalizes the phenomenon in a moment of excellence for drama production in our country, with the challenge of reaching and conquering global audiences." , commented Laura Fernández Espeso, corporate and television director of THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO.
"For Atresmedia, the return of El Internado (The Boarding School) is
excellent news because it demonstrates our ability to create successful brands in drama and a job well done over many years. Velvet, Money Heist, Locked Up and, now, The Boarding School have begun a new stage in platforms after their success on Antena 3 ", said Sonia Martínez, Executive Producer of the series and Editorial Director for Atresmedia Studios. "You have to be very proud of this. As producers of El Internado: Las Cumbres we are challenged to live up to the quality and success achieved by El Internado (The Boarding School) in its previous stage. Also, working for Amazon Prime Video - with whom we have more projects at Atresmedia Studios - is always a luxury. We are excited that El Internado: Las Cumbres will have a global reach with Amazon".
The new production, which will begin shooting in the first quarter of 2020 and has not yet confirmed the distribution, will be developed in natural settings in northern Spain.
El Internado: Las Cumbres will join the thousands of series and movies available from the Amazon Prime Video catalog, including original Spanish series such as The Heart of Sergio Ramos, Six Dreams and the upcoming releases of El Cid, Temperance and A Private Matter, as well as the award-winning and globally acclaimed Amazon Original series including Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan, Fleabag, The Boys, Good Omens, Modern Love, Homecoming and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, all available on Amazon Prime Video, which is included without cost for Amazon Prime members.
Prime members will be able to watch the series with the Amazon Prime Video application available for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, consoles, Chromecast and through Vodafone TV. In the Amazon Prime Video application, users can download all episodes to their mobile devices and tablets and watch them offline anywhere without additional cost as part of the Prime benefits, for only ?36/year; New customers can find more information at www.amazon.es/prime and sign up for a free 30-day trial.
About El Internado (The Boarding School)
Four years after broadcasting and seven seasons on the air, El Internado (The Boarding School) aired its last episode on October 18, 2010, having seduced an average of three million faithful fans each week on Antena 3. Thus a mystery series for the family wrapped, ushering in a new era and an important step forward in the quality standards of Spanish fiction. El Internado (The Boarding School) was received by huge successes by audiences and critics alike for the originality of its theme, its careful staging and the quality of its scripts. A combination that resulted in one of the most prestigious series of recent years, with an important fan base, which was a real launching pad for the younger actors in the series including Blanca Suárez, who debuted in this series; Ana de Armas, recently nominated for the Golden Globe; Matín Rivas and Jon González, among others. The series won several awards, including on Ondas Award in its first year, after only six episodes had aired, El Internado (The Boarding School) was innovative for many reasons. It was the first Spanish drama to make the leap to the console with the launch of the official video game for Nintendo DS and led to the launch of several derivative products such as the edition of the series on DVD (Sony Pictures Home Entertainment) or a video game for mobile devices. In addition, Planeta Junior created a collection of books written by the scriptwriters themselves that reproduced the plots of the series while introducing new keys to solve the mystery.
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About Atresmedia Studios
ATRESMEDIA STUDIOS It is a company of ATRESMEDIA, the largest Spanish communication group, a factory of national drama programs and productions of international success such as Money Heist, El tiempo entre Costuras, Velvet, Gran Hotel, The Boat, Locked Up, The Secret of Puente Viejo... Since its inception in December 2017, ATRESMEDIA STUDIOS has produced the series El embarcadero (Movistar +), Small Coincidences (Amazon Prime Video) and it is in the filming phase with La Templanza, the first original Spanish series of Amazon, Mentiras (adaptation of Liar for Antena 3) and in the pre-production phase with Veneno, first series by Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo for ATRESplayer Premium. In addition, ATRESMEDIA STUDIOS also produces documentaries (Fernando Torres, the last symbol, for Amazon Prime Video) and television entertainment formats such as the magazine At this time (for the Extremadura Channel) or Road Tryp, (filming for the TNT channel).
About The Mediapro Studio
THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is the content creation, production and distribution factory of the MEDIAPRO Group. THE MEDIAPRO STUDIO is responsible for creating high-quality international content in association with the very best Spanish and international talent, including Paolo Sorrentino, Woody Allen, Isabel Coixet, Ran Tellem, Oliver Stone, Daniel Burman, Fernando León de Aranoa, Iván Escobar, Javier Fesser, Patricio Guzmán, Borja Cobeaga, Diego San José, Marc Cistaré, Manuel Huerga, Ernesto Daranas, Gastón Duprat, Mariano Cohn, Laura Belloo, Marc Vigil, Fernando González Molina, Javier Olivares and Ruth García. The MEDIAPRO Group, with 58 offices distributed across four continents, 14 of which develop and produce content, launched 34 series in 2019 with a global investment of ?200 million for productions of series, films, entertainment programs, short-formats and documentaries. Projects by the Group include the latest Woody Allen film, shot on location in San Sebastian last August. MEDIAPRO has partnered with key industry players worldwide including HBO, Netflix, Amazon, DirecTV, Fox, Viacom, Yle and Disney, on award-winning productions which have earned international awards including 2 Oscars, 2 Golden Globes, multiple Goya awards and 2 Daytime Emmy Awards.
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