Sunday, November 8, 2020

FIRST PHOTOS AND TRAILERS ARE HERE FOR AMAZON PRIME'S MOST EXPENSIVE SPANISH EPIC TV SERIES EVER - EL CID WITH JAIME LORENTE AS THE MEDIEVAL HERO

  EL CID EPIC TV SERIES  
FIRST POSTER AND TRAILER
El Cid starts December 18th!
While Netflix has literally saved the Autumn TV season when it comes to the epic series offer with French La Revolution and German shows Barbarians and Oktoberfest: Blood and Beer, rival Amazon Prime, who is preparingLord of the Rings, Wheel of Time and Shadow and Bone epic sagas, will offer us EL CID sweeping epic series quite soon. Today we have the first photos and trailers (two of them) for the Spanish language project. The series starts December 18th! Check out the two teasers below and stay tuned for more pics as they come to us.

WHAT IS EL CID ALL ABOUT?
Shot on a set of more than 43,000 square feet, with natural settings, hundreds of extras, special effects, eight screen writers and a team of more than 200 professionals and 11,000 people involved, Amazon's new Spanish
Jaime Lorente takes the lead role of the war hero El Cid
language epic series EL CID is one of the most ambitious original Amazon productions to date in all of Europe and the largest historical series ever shot
The lavish series is wildly epic in its production scale
in Castilian Spanish. Popular Spanish actor Jaime Lorente plays the lead role of Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar in a series revolving around the legendary
More than 11,000 people took part in the shooting of the series
medieval war hero, whose deeds inspired one of the most important of medieval Spanish epic poems, El Cantar de Mio Cid. Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar is
Two times Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla wrote the music
a fascinating figure, a true hero whose exploits have been perpetuated over the centuries and who has been played by Charlton Heston in the famous classic
The first season will air in ten episodes with the second one in plan
Hollywood movie. He lived in times when the struggles for power and the coexistence of cultures turned the Iberian Peninsula into a border between two worlds in conflict. The series was directed by Adolfo Martínez with two-
Jose Velasco is El Cid's show runner and creator
time Oscar winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) writing the original music. The series was shot in Soria and also in Burgos and Aragon, where the Sultanate of Zaragoza was recreated. Amazon Prime will air the series in more than 200 countries around the world. 

      Who Is In The Cast? 
Jaime Lorente plays Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, accompanied by José Luis García Pérez in the role of King Fernando I the Great, Elia Galera as Queen Sancha la Bella, Carlos Bardem as the Count of León and Juan
El Cid will air this year, I'm guessing around holidays
Echanove in the role of bishop. Alicia Sanz joins the team as the InfantaUrraca, Francisco Ortiz will be Sancho the Strong, Jaime Olías will play Alfonso VI, Lucía Guerrero is Jimena, Lucía Díez will be the Infanta
The series was produced by Zebra Productions
Elvira, Nicolás Illoro is King García, Juan Fernández is Rodrigo,the El Cid's grandfather, Pablo Álvarez will be Orduño, Ginés García Millán will be King Ramiro de Navarra, Daniel Tatay is Beltrán the son of Ramiro, David Castillo is the squire Lisardo and Álvaro Rico is Nuño. The cast is completed by Amr Waked, who plays the Sultan of Zaragoza Al-Muqtadir and Zohar Liba as Abu Bakr.

6 comments:

  1. This one sounds good. Still haven't cancelled our Netflix account yet like we planned to. I could use a good Spanish speaking show. With COVID19, I haven't spoken it in months and am starting to lose some of my fluency.

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    1. Should be fun, hope we get an English trailer soon.

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  2. Sounds epic, superb costumes and great subject!

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    1. The only think I'm on the fence about is the lead actor and his horrid mullet LOL

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