Both studios associate to develop original content as well as NBCUniversal format adaptations for the Spanish-speaking market.
A pact for the development of original programs in Spanish targeted to the global market.
Buendía Estudios and Universal International Studios – a division of Universal Studio Group- have signed an agreement to co-develop and produce original series, and to adapt NBCUniversal formats for all the Spanish-speaking market.
In the words of Ignacio Corrales, CEO at Buendía Estudios, “For Buendía Estudios this agreement with UIS is a big step in the strategy of creating and producing premium content in Spanish aimed at global audiences. A partnership that joins two complementary teams that share the passion and the commitment to tell good stories”.
Beatrice Springborn, President of Universal International Studios: “As a studio, we are proud of telling human and daring stories, that reflect the world we live in and that celebrate local sensibilities and nuances. Working with the best storytellers and talents at Buendía Estudios will allow us to fulfill our commitment to create more local language programs that promise to captivate and entertain audiences worldwide”.
‘Safe Harbour’, International Emmy winner, will have a Spanish version thanks to this association.
Enrique Guillén, Executive VP of Commercial Strategy and International Development at NBCUniversal Formats adds: «Buendía Estudios is a leading supplier of premium content in Spanish. We are delighted to establish this association and to start working together in such an immediate and important project as “Safe Harbour”, that tackle some deep human issues that join all of us together.
For Sonia Martínez, Series Editorial Director at Buendía Estudios, «In an increasingly globalized world in which real events cross borders, we have the challenge of transferring that reality to fictions that, without losing their universal interest, reach the viewer in a close way and with a unique and different taste. We are very excited with this first project and with the opportunity of bringing “Safe Harbour” closer to new Spanish-speaking audiences and culture”.
A group of friends embark on a recreational journey during which they stumble upon a broken-down boat full of migrants looking for asylum, some of them seriously ill. After voting, they decide to help them and tow them to a safe coast. But a sudden event will change their plans and mark their lives – all of them – forever.
‘Safe Harbour’ is a bold psychological thriller that explores universal subjects such as friendship, trust, humanity and others that are sadly relevant nowadays such as the struggle and the search for justice that refugees live all around the world. The development and production of the Spanish version will be the first adaptation that will be launched thanks to this agreement.