European streamer SkyShowtime has acquired two new original series – Mentiras Pasajeras and Las Invisibles – for Spain and Portugal.
Both shows will be available to stream later in the year.
Produced by Paramount and El Deseo, Mentiras Pasajeras (aka Fleeting Lies), will premiere at Series Mania on 20 March. Starring Hugo Silva and Elena Anaya, 8 x 30-minute comedy series follows the story of Lucía, who, one month before her wedding, and just before being appointed as the director of the company where she works, is betrayed by Santi, her promotion rival.
Because of this, Lucía is accused of industrial espionage, and gets fired without consideration, but decides to keep it a secret from her family.
El Deseo – the production company owned by brothers Agustín and Pedro Almodóvar – created Mentiras Pasajeras as the first series in which Pedro Almodóvar serves as a producer.
Meanwhile, Las Invisibles (aka The Invisible Ladies) hails from Paramount and Morena Films, and will be showcased at the Malaga Film Festival on 16 March.
The 8 x 45-minute series centres around a group of maids who clean the rooms of a luxury hotel in the Mediterranean, while attempting to restructure their own lives. The story portrays the reality of women who struggle to earn a living yet always have a moment to smile.
Lolita Flores, Maria Pujalte, Yoshira Escárrega, Paula del Río, Paula Mirá, Yaël Belicha and Elena Irureta head up the cast of the series, which has been created by Héctor Lozano and is directed by Menna Fité and Marta Díaz.