The Mediapro Studio

Hulu Japan joins Mediapro Studio’s second season of ‘The Head’

Hulu in Japan has joined the second season of The Head, the English-language drama from Spain’s The Mediapro Studio. The second outing will be set onboard a giant cargo ship that is transporting staff and equipment for a major scientific expedition. As per the first season, which took place on a polar research station, the […]

Unscripted round-up: Mediapro Studio hires Zeppelin’s Castellano; Abacus takes Uplands TV medical doc

Zeppelin’s Castellano lands at The MediaPro Studio Spanish prodco The Mediapro studio has appointed former Zeppelin exec Amparo Castellano to head up non-fiction development and production. Castellano takes up the newly-created role following her exit from Banijay Iberia-owned Zeppelin last month, having joined the company as general director at the start of 2021. During her […]

Amazon Prime Video revs its engines for MotoGP docuseries

Amazon Prime Video has ordered a docuseries about the MotoGP World Championship, the international motorbike racing competition. Produced by Spain’s The MediaPro Studio, in collaboration with MotoGP commercial rights holder Dorna, the 8 x 50-minute series will go behind the scenes to show how riders and teams live, prepare for and compete in the championship’s […]

Abacus Media snags sales rights to Media Musketeers’ African drama ‘Pulse’

Abacus Media Rights (AMR) has partnered with European producer group Media Musketeers to pick up sales rights to Pulse, the upcoming survival horror drama being produced with South African streamer Showmax and Spain’s The Mediapro Studio. The 6 x 60-minute series, which also has UK-based Forlan Films onboard, is being produced by Steve Lanning (Superman, […]

Blackbox’s Giuliano Papadia & Mediapro’s Stephen Johnstone share ‘58 Seconds’

With The Berlin International Film Festival underway this week and its Co-Pro Series launching today, Mark Layton gets the inside line on medical drama co-production 58 Seconds from BlackBox Multimedia CEO Giuliano Papadia and The Mediapro Studio’s content head Stephen Johnstone. Co-productions have been a mainstay of the global drama business for decades but in a fractured world […]

Starzplay unveils Spanish, Mexican series as co-production deals bloom

Lionsgate-owned Starzplay has unveiled its first slate of international originals with four shows from Spain and Mexico, which will be made available via the global streamer and other services owned by the US studio. Express is a Spanish crime thriller exploring a kidnapping that will be produced by The Mediapro Studio and has been written […]

Mediapro Studio and Back Roads ink US format co-pro deal

Spanish production house The Mediapro Studio has signed a co-production partnership with US-based indie Back Roads Entertainment to develop formats together in the States. The deal will see the two companies work together to produce original formats for the US market, targeting commissions from broadcasters, cablenets and streamers. Back Roads will also adapt content from […]

Exclusive: Erik Barmack’s Wild Sheep ‘accelerates’ move into docuseries & animation

Erik Barmack, the former Netflix exec who drove the streamer’s much-vaunted international content strategy, has accelerated his Wild Sheep production firm’s moves into animation and docuseries, with a show from Vox Media’s Josh Davis among new projects. Barmack launched Wild Sheep six months ago, striking a deal with The Mediapro Studio earlier this year, and […]

Viaplay joins HBO Asia, Hulu Japan on Mediapro Studio’s Antarctica thriller

Nordic streamer Viaplay has partnered with HBO Asia, Hulu in Japan and Spain’s The Mediapro Studio on a six-part crime drama set in the Antarctic. The Head is an English- and Danish-language series directed by Jorge Dorado (The Pier), which has been written by Àlex and David Pastor (Carriers) along with Isaac Sastre (Al Filo De […]