AMC Lat Am’s Europa Europa picks up Iberian thriller ‘Sequía’


AMC Networks Latin America has picked up crime thriller Sequía for broadcast throughout Latin America on AMC’s Europa Europa channel, after striking a deal with Spanish pubcaster RTVE.

Sequía (which means ‘drought’ in English) is the first co-production between RTVE and the Portuguese pubcaster RTP, produced by Madrid-based Atlantia Media and Lisbon-based Coral Europa.

When a prolonged drought causes the Campomediano reservoir, straddling the border between Spain and Portugal, to dry up, the village that was flooded after its construction emerges – leading to a macabre discovery: two mummified corpses with bullet wounds.

Inspector Daniela Yanes and investigative reporter Óscar Santos suspect that the bodies may be linked to the environmental protests that took place to prevent the creation of the reservoir. However, Portuguese policeman Hélder comes with a secret mission that could provide another angle: one of the deceased could be the heir to the Souza Cardoso fortune who disappeared many years ago.

The series stars Elena Rivera, Rodolfo Sancho, Marco D’Almeida, Miryam Gallego and Miguel Ángel Muñoz. Last month it was picked up by Walter Presents for the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada.

Joaquín Llamas, the director, said that the series is “a blend of thriller and ‘family noir” and describes it as  “A new take on the crime genre – the aim is to reach the viewer directly, not so much through the plot but through ‘the emotional journey’ of its protagonists.”

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