Monday, December 21, 2020

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON AMAZON PRIME'S MOST EXPENSIVE SPANISH 11TH CENTURY EPIC TV SERIES EVER - EL CID WITH JAIME LORENTE AS THE MEDIEVAL HERO

   EL CID EPIC SERIES   
LEGEND! HERO! TRAITOR!
El Cid epic TV series started December 18th
The biggest epic treat in the prefestive week behind us was no doubt the premiere of Spanish historical saga EL CID which started on Amazon Prime this Friday! If I'm not mistaken this is the last period set series that we will see this year. In the five episode series Spanish star Jaime Lorente plays Ruy Díaz de Vivar,  a young 11th century squire who loyally serves his master, Sancho, the future King of León and Castile. While he fights to come out on top in the court thanks to his
Jaime Lorente takes the lead role of the war hero El Cid
natural talent with a sword, he gets caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow the King, which would cause as much bloodshed, pain, and death in the Christian Kingdoms as it would in the Muslim taifas!
     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
Francisco Ortiz is the future king of Spain Sancho
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 5 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
Zohar Liba is Arab doctor Abu Bakr
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, 
The first marks for the series aren't currently overly favourable
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.
 

12 comments:

  1. That sounds good. I like movies set in Medieval times too.

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    1. The Charlton Heston classic version was very popular back in the days.

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  2. The first marks may not be overly favorable, but I bet it does quite well once it hits the mainstream audience. I was intrigued by the trailer.

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    1. I think some viewers are pissed that Muslims are depicted as vine drinkers and savages, at least that is why some gave it a bad mark at IMDB.

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  3. I really enjoy period pieces, and have been watching lots of them lately. This one sounds like lots will be going on and very interesting. Hugs, RO

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    1. Period pieces are the love of our lives here at the spy's :) Hugs to you as well.

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  4. I want to watch it, I like this history :)

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  5. Did you watch it last Friday? This is one of the ones that I was looking forward to. Is it living up to the hype?

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    1. I haven't yet, I might next week since I finished BLACK NARCISSUS and will have an empty Monday evening series spot for watching.

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  6. DIZMOND what about VIKINGS VALHALLA and please tell us if there are any upcoming medieval historical productions

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    1. Valhalla is still shooting as far as I know. Not sure if we will get it this year, if we do probably next winter. I will do a list of epic shows to expect in 2021 soon, so stay tuned. But so far the year looks gloomy, sadly.

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