Atresplayer Premium, which has raised its profile as a Spanish reference not only for TV drama but also for documentary production, is producing the docuseries “Érase una vez en Marbella” (Once in Marbella) for the pay TV platform of the media conglomerate Atresmedia Group. ).
Produced by Atresmedia TV in collaboration with Seville-based Happy Ending (“Pongamos que hablo de…”), the four-part 50-minute series explores the deep impact of the city of Marbella on Spain’s southern Andalusian coast into real-life stories, as a regular feature.
The documentary explains how Marbella went from being a fishing village in the province of Málaga to becoming one of the most exciting leisure centers for the international jet set since the 1950s.
“Once upon a time in Marbella” describes various events and characters related in one way or another to the city of Costa del Sol and its universe.
Among the stories to be told are Princess Diana, who was famously photographed topless by the paparazzi; The inauguration of a new nightclub by French businesswoman Olivia Vallée and the young German-Spanish aristocrat and property developer Alfonso and his dream of building the most important club in the world, Marbella.
The project will tentatively start in the second half of 2023, confirming Atresplayer Premium’s aim to become a key player in documentary production after consolidating as a major platform for Spanish TV fiction.
In the year In 2022, the pay TV platform premiered the first documentary about the Spanish royal family, “Los Bourbons: una familia real”, which created a great media impact. In the recent history of Spain, from the democratic transition to the present day, he launched “Pajares Ysi”, which is full of humor.
For 2023, Atreplay Premium plans to release the true crime series, formerly known as “Besos Marvin,” about the 2016 murder of an entire Brazilian family in the municipality of Guadalajara by a young man. Man.
Additional non-fiction formats broadcast by Atresplayer include “Salvados” and “Lo de Evole”, broadcast on Atresmedia’s free-to-air channel La Sexta.
In the year Since its launch in 2019, the fast-growing OTT service has established itself as a platform for most Spanish TV dramas, picking up around 20 national titles a year, both originals – which have only appeared on the platform in Spain – and titles. Distribution network Atresmedia. It currently has about 45 series in various stages of production or development.
In recent years, it is the platform that has released popular TV dramas such as HBO Max “Veneno” and “Cardo” sold to Television Univision VX, both series produced by Buendia Estudios in collaboration with Suma Content Los Javis.
Other successful titles at AtrePlayer Premium include “Alba”, the Turkish adaptation of Boomerang TV’s hit “Fatmagul”, “La Cocinera de Castamar”, acquired by Netflix and Paco Cabezas’ crime thriller “La Novia Gitana” on VIS and Banijay Diagonal TV.
In November, the platform will show the production of Caballo’s film “La Ruta” and soon more series of TV novels such as “Los Protegidos: Rescue”, “UPA Next”, “Las Noches de Tefía”, “Déjate ver”, “Zoras”, “Red”. Flags” and “Camilo Superstar.