Posted Fri Apr 1, 2016 at 12:39 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The streaming service is readying its first original series filmed entirely in Spain.
Netflix has announced a 2016 production start for its latest original show. The currently untitled drama will begin production in Madrid and is set to debut worldwide exclusively through Netflix in 2017.
"It is incredibly exciting to have Netflix in Spain. We are enthusiastic fans of its original series and it is a real honor for us to now be part of this project," said Ramón Campos, co-creator and executive producer of the show. "It is a joy to work with Netflix's extremely talented team, who is revolutionizing the television industry worldwide," added Teresa Fernández Valdés, executive producer of the series.
The drama is centered upon four women from different backgrounds, hired to be switchboard operators for the country's only telephone company in 1920s Spain. These women have come from all over Spain to work at the forefront of a communication revolution in the middle of Madrid - a place which represents progress and modernity, where jealousy, envy and betrayal get mixed up with a hunger for success, with friendship and love, but, above all, with dreams.
The first season will consist of 16 episodes running about 50 minutes each. The show is produced by Bambú Producciones with Ramón Campos and Teresa Fernández Valdés, producers of the acclaimed Spanish series 'Gran Hotel' and 'Velvet.' Gema Neira is also on board as co-creator.
"We're delighted to be working with Bambú Producciones, director Carlos Sedes and co-creator Gema Neira on our first original series filmed in Spain. We're huge fans of their work on Gran Hotel and Velvet, epic romances that have been embraced by our members around the world" said Erik Barmack, vice president of international original series at Netflix. "We're certain that our members will love this unique and engaging drama created by some of the best storytellers in Spain."
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