- Press release
with MOVISTAR PLUS and ARTE FRANCE
Written by Pepe Coira, Coral Cruz and Araceli Gonda, "Hierro" is a 8x52’ thriller set in Hierro, a secluded island in the Canary archipelago.
The Spanish French thriller is the first ever co-development between France and Spain for a TV series.
A hidden corpse with signs of a brutal murder is brought up to the sea surface in Hierro, a small island, of volcanic origin. Diaz, a dark local entrepreneur, is sent to prison as the main suspect. Candela, a forceful, high tempered judge, sanctioned and banished to Hierro, makes her first decision: releasing Diaz on bail. This very unpopular choice triggers the islanders’ mistrust. Candela is firm in fulfilling her duty above all while Diaz is out to get the culprit, prove his innocence and find out who has set him up, no matter what it takes. They both set out on a physical and emotional trip to Hell.
Alfonso Blanco will produce for PORTOCABO and Olivier Bibas and Jimmy Desmarais for ATLANTIQUE PRODUCTIONS.
Development is under way and shooting is expected early 2018.
Olivier Bibas and Jimmy Desmarais say: « Launching a development in Spain with Movistar and Arte in France is a new exciting step for Atlantique and matches our strategy to foster new collaborations in Southern Europe. Hierro Island is a very exciting arena for a thriller and we are extremely happy to team up with Portocabo. »
Alfonso Blanco at PORTOCABO says: «I’m very happy to announce that HIERRO is moving along with first class partners like Atlantique, Movistar and Arte France; and specially to make the announcement here in Series Mania, where the project sprung to life after receiving the award at Berlinale’s CoPro Series. »
Atlantique Productions is the leading French producer of high-end drama series for the global market. A subsidiary of Lagardère Studios, it is headed by Olivier Bibas and Jimmy Desmarais. Atlantique Productions has produced a number of international TV series: MIDNIGHT SUN - 8x52’ (Canal +, SVT), BORGIA, 3 seasons - 38x52' (Canal+, ZDF), TRANSPORTER - THE SERIES – 2 seasons - 24x45' (M6, TNT, HBO Canada, sold in over 100 countries), JO - 8x45' (TF1, Sat1, Fox International), DEATH IN PARADISE - 8x60' (France Télévisions, BBC) 1st season.