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Spain’s Portocabo joins for European remake of Japan’s Miracle Tunes

Alfonso Blanco’s (pictured) Portocabo, the Galicia-based company behind Movistar+/Arte/Atlantique TV series Hierro, has taken a co-production stake in the European remake of Japanese hit kids series Miracle Tunes.

Final details of the project, also teaming Italy’s Mediaset, ShowLab and Giochi Preziosi plus Switzerland’s Kamca Group, were closed at Conecta Fiction 2, the TV drama co-production meeting running June 18-21 in Spain’s Santiago de Compostela.

A 51-episode series, separated in two seasons, Miracle Tunes will combine music, dance, futuristic aesthetics and empowerment. The series turns on a five singer-warrior girls band, defender of good.

The European adaptation will roll entirely in English, in the Mediterranean city of Valencia, with a Spanish-Italian artistic and technical team. Valencia-based company Mediterráneo Media is providing production services.

The series is scheduled to release in Italy before year’s end and will continue broadcasting during 2019 in key European territories such as France, Germany, U.K., Spain and Portugal, currently under negotiations.

Miracle Tunes forms part of a growing international trend of live-action, children-oriented TV series. Portocabo already walked that path with The Avatars, an English-language, teen comedy, aired by Disney Channel in Italy and Kika in Germany.

Portocabo is currently filming thriller TV series Hierro, winner of best project at Berlinale’s 2015 CoPro Series, in partnership with Telefonica’s Spanish leading paybox Movistar+, Lagardere’s Atlantique Productions and Arte France. Hierro will be ready for release from January.