‘The cook of Castamar’, an adaptation of Fernando J. Múñez’s novel of the same name, is a production of Buendía Estudios for the prime time of Antena 3 and ATRESplayer PREMIUM.

‘The cook of Castamar’, new original series of ATRESMEDIA TV for the prime time of Antena 3, has completed its filming after more than four months of shootings in locations in the Community of Madrid, Segovia and Cuenca. The fiction that will also be available on ATRESplayer PREMIUM, is an adaptation of Fernando J. Múñez’s novel of the same name, set in Madrid 18th-century.

Michelle Jenner, Roberto Enríquez and Hugo Silva lead the cast of protagonists. Other big names are added such as Maxi Iglesias, Silvia Abascal, Nancho Novo, María Hervás, Paula Usero, Fiorella Faltoyano, Jean Cruz, Jaime Zataraín, Marina Gatell, Monica López and Agnés Llobet, among others.

The new fiction of Antena 3, produced by Buendía Estudios, tells the story of Clara Belmonte (Michelle Jenner) and Diego, the Duke of Castamar (Roberto Enríquez), both with a painful past, but who will change their lives when they meet. They will have to fight one of the great obstacles of the time if they want to be together: the difference of social classes, in addition to facing the thirst for revenge of Enrique de Arcona (Hugo Silva).

Montse García, Sonia Martínez and José María Caro are the executive producers of this SERIESATRESMEDIA series. Lucía Alonso-Allende is the executive co-producer. ‘The cook of Castamar’ will be directed by Iñaki Peñafiel and Norberto López Amado. Ana Rocha is the production director.

The writing team consists of Ramón Tarrés Reguant, Camino López Lozano, Arantxa Cuestas and Victor Pedreira, with Tatiana Rodríguez Vázquez as script coordinator. The direction of photography will be carried out by Aitor Mantxola, Oscar Durán and Juana Jiménez. The design of the sets has been made by Mercedes Canales and the director of Art is Javier Mampaso.

This is ‘The Cook of Castamar’

Madrid, 1720. Clara Belmonte arrives in Castamar fleeing a painful past to work in the palace kitchen.
Her father’s death accused of treason has upset her life plans and made her sick with agoraphobia. The young woman takes refuge in the kitchen to survive and turns her work into her great passion. In her dishes she pours her hopes, her illusions and the conviction that we will all be the same if we all eat the same.

In the Palace, she cooks for Diego, the Duke of Castamar. Widow and with a bleak past, to which Clara’s arrival changes his life. Gradually they realize they’re in love. Social class difference is the main obstacle for them to be together. But not the only one. His mother, Mrs. Mercedes, determined on the duchy having offspring, tries to get her son married to the noble Amelia Castro. To do this, she gets the help of Enrique de Arcona, the Marquis of Soto. A man who hides his true intentions and who is willing to do anything to get his revenge.