Produced by Buendia Studios, 'El gran apagón' will begin filming in fall 2021.
Movistar+ brings together a team of highly regarded writers to turn their creative looks into a series that connects the same dramatic event through self-concluding episodes. A series produced by Buendia Estudios that is currently in the writing phase and will be filmed in autumn 2021.
Isabel Peña, Rafael Cobos, Alberto Marini, Isa Campo and Fran Araújo are the authors of the scripts, under the executive production of Araújo, which will relate the consequences of a solar storm with catastrophic effects on the planet’s technology. It will be a series inspired by ‘El gran apagón‘, the original podcast of Podium Podcast (PRISA Audio) that already accumulates 6.5 million downloads and has become a phenomenon of the genre.
The cast of creators adds the most prestigious recognitions of the Spanish audiovisual, with film and television awards as relevant as the Goya, Feroz, Gaudí, as well as awards in international and national festivals. Five creative looks with their own voice.
Isabel Peña: Goya for best screenplay (‘El Reino’), Silver Shell at the San Sebastian Festival for best screenplay (‘Que Dios nos perdone’), Feroz Award for best drama series for the original Movistar+ series ‘Antidisturbios’.
Rafael Cobos: Goya for best screenplay (‘El hombre de las mil caras’, ‘La isla mínima’).
Alberto Marini: Nominated for the Goya for best screenplay (‘El desconocido’), Gaudí Award for best screenplay for (‘Mientras duermes’).
Isa Campo: Golden Shell at the San Sebastián Festival and Gaudí Award for the best non-Catalan-speaking film (‘Entre dos aguas’), Biznaga of the Malaga Festival for direction, special jury prize and critics’ prize (‘La propera pell’), Gaudí Award for best film and best screenplay (‘La propera pell’).
Fran Araújo: Golden Shell at the San Sebastián Festival and Gaudí Award for best non-Catalan-speaking film (‘Entre dos aguas’), Gaudí Award for best screenplay (‘La propera pell’), Feroz Award for best drama series for the original Movistar+ series ‘Hierro’.
‘El gran apagón‘, the podcast created by José A. Pérez Ledo, serves as an inspiration for the new original Movistar+ series that will explore the consequences of the solar storm unleashing global chaos. This will be the starting point of the self-concluding episodes with newly created plots and characters that will discover a complex, intense, dramatic and also hopeful universe. Science fiction and mystery will coexist in this world inhabited by human beings who, far from being heroes, are ordinary people trying to adapt and survive.
A solar storm causes an energy blackout with unimaginable consequences for a society as interconnected and dependent on technology as ours. The struggle to maintain order and the adaptation to the new reality define each of the stories that make up the series.