Monday, March 8, 2021

PREMIUM SPOTLIGHT ON WILDLY LAVISH 18TH CENTURY SET SPANISH HISTORICAL SERIES THE COOK OF CASTAMAR BASED ON THE BOOK BY FERNANDO J. MUNEZ

  THE COOK OF CASTAMAR 
SPAIN'S NEW PERIOD SET DRAMA 
The series started airing this February
Last Sunday I presented you with a 19th century set Spanish epic drama and this week I will introduce you to another historical Spanish series but this one set in the 18th century, and don't be surprised if I bring you something Spanish next Sunday too as I haven't yet introduced you to all the costume drama coming to us this year from the Iberian peninsula. We did cover most of Russia's and France's production so it is only polite to give the same attention to the southern regions as well. If you have an info on a period set project from your country
The series will air in twelve hourlong episodes till May
please drop the spy a note. THE COOK OF CASTAMAR (La Cocinera de Castamar) is a new historical twelve episode saga which started airing on
The series is based on a book by Fernando J. Munez
Spanish streaming service Atresplayer Premium two weeks ago. A small screen adaptation of the novel of the same name by Fernando J. Muñez is
Michelle Jenner from Isabel is leading this drama as well
toplined by Michelle Jenner (from epic series Isabel) and Roberto Enríquez and is set in early 18th century Madrid, with the plot revolving
Roberto Enriquez is the Duke of Castamar
around the love story between an agoraphobic cook and a widowed nobleman. The four months shoot was done during the corona outbreak and was finished just this December, a few days before Christmas. The airing of the series in Spain will last till the beginning of May.

THE STORY OF THE SERIES 
 Set in Madrid in 1720, the series focuses on Clara Belmonte (Michelle Jenner), an agoraphobic cook who begins to work in Castamar's kitchen seeking to escape a painful past marked by the death of her father, accused of treason. There she
The series is airing on Spanish streamer Atresplayer Premium
falls in love with the Duke of Castamar, Diego (Roberto Enríquez), and the same thing happens the other way around. However, being together will not
The series was created by Tatiana Rodriguez
be easy for either of them, due to the difference in social class between them: Diego's mother, Mrs. Mercedes (Fiorella Faltoyano), wants him to marry
Hugo Silva is Marquis de Soto in the new series
the noble Amelia Castro (María Hervás), for the duchy to have offspring. As if that were not enough, there is also the Marquis de Soto, Enrique de Arcona
The series is filled with opulent costumes from the era
(Hugo Silva), who is not only helping Doña Mercedes, but who also hides a plan to take revenge on Diego. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think:

16 comments:

  1. Wow, sounds great! Lovely trailer, costumes and pictures...

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  2. I like watching movies that are based on books that I've read. I wish they would make more of them.

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    1. Those are usually the best of movies and series too.

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  3. I'd watch it for the food alone! But the costumes and scenery look inviting as well.

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    1. I do hope there is a lot of food in it, although I imagine 18th century food was quite vulgar, but maybe it wasn't. I do feel I'd die if I was to travel back into the past and survive on their food.

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    2. Probably LOL. I would starve if I had to go back in time and eat. I mean, they never washed their hands, ate with their hands after bathroom business, shit in common places. I imagine all kinds of diseases were spread through meals.

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    3. No wonder they lived three decades not more. Just imagine the water they drunk... no wonder they all actually preferred vine LOL

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  4. Very beautiful costumes and the trail is intriguing!

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    1. Yes, especially the scene when they taste her food for the first time and get foodgasms :)

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  5. Too many reasons for me not to watch it but, I do like the promo shots 🙂

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  6. This looks amazing!! Spain is definitely giving us some winners this year.

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    1. Yep, I have one more stashed for next Sunday!

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  7. I have not read book yet but would love to watch this film series. Especially food parts. Thank you for sharing.

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