Mediaset Italy acquires Netflix and Antena 3 drama ‘Cathedral Of The Sea’

La Catedral Del Mar

Mediaset Italy has picked up Spanish period drama La Catedral Del Mar, the show that was made available globally by Netflix having debuted on Spain’s Antena 3.

The 8 x 60 minute show, also known as Cathedral Of The Sea, is based on the eponymous novel by Ildefonso Falcones and has been produced by Endemol Shine Iberia’s Diagonal Televisión for Atresmedia Televisión, Televisió De Catalunya and Netflix.

The story explores relationships in 14th Century Barcelona, where religious intolerance and social segregation is prevalent.

The series launched on Antena 3 in 2018 and debuted globally on Netflix last year. Endemol Shine International distributes the series globally, with the latter’s senior sales director for Italy and Iberia, Fabrizio De Leo, striking the deal.

Mark Lawrence, executive director for EMEA at Endemol Shine International, said: “Cathedral Of The Sea is a powerful historical drama with huge emotions and great characters.

“Non-english language drama continues to attract the attention of audiences and broadcasters and we are de-lighted that Mediaset are giving their viewers the opportunity to enjoy this high quality eight part Spanish language series.”

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