Monday, January 8, 2018

SPOTLIGHT ON NEW HISTORICAL TV SERIES 'CATHEDRAL OF THE SEA' (LA CATEDRAL DEL MAR) AND 'THE PLAGUE' (LA PESTE) AIRING ON SPANISH TV IN 2018

NEW HISTORICAL SERIES
COMING TO SPANISH TV IN 2018
Our Italian spies over at Costumical World have alerted us recently on two historical series that will air during newly started 2018 at Spanish television. Now, I know you probably won't be able to watch them unless you live somewhere in Europe and your national television buys it for broadcasting, but you can still enjoy the sets, costumes and period atmosphere in these photos and trailers!
'CATHEDRAL OF THE SEA'  
One of the more ambitious ones is definitely the small screen mini series adaptation of CATHEDRAL OF THE SEA (La Catedral del Mar) from Spanish channel Antena 3 based on the super popular historical novel by Spanish writer Ildefonso Falcones which has been sold in millions of copies in more than 40 countries around the world. The story of the book and the eight episode series takes place in the 14th century Barcelona at the height of the Inquisition era, with the construction of Santa Maria del Mar serving as background to the story of the main character Arnau Estanyol (Aitor Luna), the son of a fugitive serf who obtains freedom and eventually achieves a high status. Revenge, love and treachery intersect in a fascinating story that has a medieval Barcelona as background in a historical period marked by religious intolerance and social segregation. Daniel Grao, Silvia Abascal and Andrea Duro also star in the historical drama which used more than 150 actors, hundreds of crew members and around 4,000 extras. The production also involved more than 200 animals including horses and dogs.



'THE PLAGUE'
WRETCHED RATS & OTHER PESTS
The Plague starts next week in Spain
Now, if you are currently eating your dindins I must warn you that the photos from the next one might ruin it a bit! Another epic series to premier sometime this year in Spain is THE PLAGUE (La Peste)  set two centuries after the previously mentioned one with a little less joyful topic. 

 16TH CENT- URY SEVILLE
Believe it or not, the Inquisition and religious intolerance weren't the only pests that Spain had to suffer throughout its history. There was also the real pest: rats carrying plague! The six episode saga from Moviestar +  is set in Seville, 16th century. During a terrible plague epidemic, the corpses of several murdered people are found, as an omen of the end of the world. Seville was one of the main cities of the Western world. Known as the Great Babylon, it was home to people of all races, where fifty different languages were spoken, and all the gold from America arrived into its port. It was one of the smelliest, most beautiful cities in the world, and the setting for this unique, character- driven thriller. Pablo Molinero and Paco León lead the cast of the six episode series which starts airing January 12th!

10 comments:

  1. La peste...hum, poor Spain between disease and religious intolerance...an interesting subject anyway...

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    1. it is a true wonder how the nation is still alive :)

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  2. I think La Peste looks interesting. Such rough times, I agree. How did they ever manage?

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    1. they did not really, I think they were dying in hundreds of thousands....

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    2. Well, the ones who survived sure were lucky. I can't imagine watching all of that suffering, wondering if you were going to be the next to get sick and die :( Thank God for modern medicine!

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    3. They used to cure plague by spreading pig shit all over their bodies... imagine the fun

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    4. I hear it worked in some ways... my guess is that probably everyone from viruses to infected people run away from the nasty smell

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  3. Plague is caused by bacteria ( Yersina pestis...), they can't smell. Basic school biology.

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