Given the success of the sequence, Amazon Prime Video confirmed that the interval fiction starring the Spanish actor may have a second half this yr.
Simply over a month after its premiere, Amazon Prime Video introduced that the unique sequence El Cid may have a second season in 2021. Jaime Lorente (the Denver of The paper home) goes again the costume of the medieval Castilian hero in his youth.
Additionally nicknamed “El Campeador”, the sequence tells the adventures of Rodrigo “Ruy” Díaz de Vivar, one of the crucial mysterious and sophisticated characters within the historical past of Spain. The plot accompanies a younger Cid to grow to be a knight, a trustworthy vassal to the crown and a hero.
Anchored within the eleventh century, it addresses one of the crucial fascinating instances within the historical past of Spain, the place Christians, Arabs and Jews coexisted within the Iberian Peninsula, going through wars and forging alliances. El Cid -whose first season had 5 chapters- is a fiction of journey, love, intrigue, betrayal and wrestle between whoever holds energy and whoever holds authority.
Within the second a part of the sequence, after the dying of King Fernando, his sons Sancho, Alfonso and García grow to be the kings of Castilla, León and Galicia, respectively. Urraca, woman of Zamora, will deal with the threads of energy and we are going to uncover her darker facet.
The disputes between them will rework the Iberian Peninsula right into a subject of bloody battles. Ruy is knighted, however within the course of he should sacrifice what he loves most to grow to be a real hero.
“They’ve deceived us so much with the legend of El Cid. There’s plenty of lure, he was a conciliator of cultures,” mentioned in December the actor who achieved recognition as one of many robbers of the Casa de la Moneda within the profitable Spanish Netflix sequence.
“He was a mercenary in a time when everybody was, he fought extra instances for the Arabs than for his personal individuals. There are a lot of issues about him that folks have no idea and they will be stunned,” he added in that Interview with Europa Press, a number of days earlier than the premiere of this manufacturing. Lorente additionally got here out to make clear that it’s a fiction, and never a documentary.
Filming of El Cid came about within the provinces of Soria, Burgos, Teruel, Ávila and the Neighborhood of Madrid, in addition to within the metropolis of Zaragoza, protecting greater than 4 thousand sq. meters of decorations and shaped by a workforce of greater than 200 individuals and 11,000 extras.
Along with Jaime Lorente, the forged of El Cid it’s accomplished with José Luis García-Pérez as King Fernando I “El Grande”; Elia Galera as Queen Sancha “la Bella”; Carlos Bardem because the Depend of León; and Juan Echanove within the position of the bishop.
They’re joined by Alicia Sanz because the Infanta Urraca; Francisco Ortiz, enjoying Sancho VII ‘el Fuerte’; Jaime Olías as Alfonso VI; Lucía Guerrero within the position of Jimena; Lucía Díez as Infanta Elvira; and Nicolás Illoro as King García, amongst others.
Produced by Zebra, the sequence was created by José Velasco -also govt producer together with Sara Fernández-Velasco- and Luis Arranz, liable for the script.
The unique soundtrack of El Cid was composed by Gustavo Santaolalla, Oscar winner for Secret within the mountain and Babel; and by Alfonso González Aguilar, composer of the animated movie Klaus, nominated for an Oscar.
El Cid joins as many authentic Spanish Amazon sequence as The Coronary heart of Sergio Ramos and The Problem: ETA. Along with the upcoming releases of Temperance and A Non-public Affair.