Barcelona-based production-distribution-sales studio Filmax, producer of the original ‘The Red Band Society’, has handled international sales of its own production ‘Dating in Barcelona’, which is backed by Amazon Prime Video and the Catalan public network TV3.
An exclusive promo for the six-episode series will be unveiled at MipTV, highlighting how Filmax has consolidated itself in a few years on the stage independent Spanish production whose ecosystem has solidified during the so-called golden age of streamers. . Filmax now intends to continue its momentum despite a more general slowdown.
Minimalist in concept, the series does what its title promises, delivering in 50-minute episodes an in-depth exploration of modern encounters using a multi-faceted Barcelona as its backdrop, capturing not only its lavish architecture but also the nooks and crannies .
It means a lot considering the top roster: the always wonderful Carmen Machi (“Piggy”) and also Manuela Vellés (“Guilt”), Carlos Cuevas (“Smiley”), Gonzalo de Castro (“The Innocent”) , Iván Massagué (“The Platform”), Belén Cuesta (“People Above”), Laia Costa (“Victoria”), David Verdaguer (“Summer 1993”) among other instantly recognizable Spanish actors.
Co-written by Pau Freixas, engine of “The Red Band Society”, Èric Navarro, Ivan Mercadé), Clara Esparrach and Eduard Sola, each episode has two dates, jumping from one to the other, finding depth and contrast in its pointed structure.
The show takes advantage of poignant writing that doesn’t shy away from the complexities that dating in the Tinder era entails, adding shades of gray to thorny topics that are often handled with stunning simplicity.
In its standalone episodic format, the creative team behind the project found playful freedom, as noted by Ivan Díaz, International Head at Filmax:
“Given the proliferation of platforms and the higher number of series offered, there is a growing demand for shorter series that can quickly captivate the viewer and leave them waiting for more seasons,” he said. declared.
“In addition, the series’ high-quality script required a large number of high-level actors from very different age groups. This format allowed us to benefit from fewer filming sessions, which facilitated the integration into increasingly tight cast schedules while streamlining production,” Díaz added.
Although the show is available to stream on Prime Video for Spain, its first two episodes will air on TV3.
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