The Spanish actor will co-star, along with the Mexican Luis Gerardo Méndez, in the series prepared by the filmmaker: a thriller that follows two priests from the Vatican to Mexico.
In May of last year, the agreement that ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) signed with 100 Bars, the seal of the Oscar winner, was announced. Juan Jose Campanella. The fruits of this union begin to see the light, and Those sent, the first series that they will do together, already has part of its cast confirmed, with Miguel Angel Silvestre, the heartthrob of Velvet, among its protagonists.
It is an action thriller that follows two priests from the Vatican to Mexico, where they must verify the alleged cures of another priest who mysteriously disappears. Their lives, as well as their faith, are pushed to the limit when they discover the psychiatric community on the outskirts of the city, which seems to hide more than one secret about the healing priest and his disappearance.
The Eight episodes will begin filming in Mexico in early 2021 and will be led by Campanella himself. VIS confirmed Silvestre and the mexican Luis Gerardo Mendez like the protagonists of this fiction.
Silvestre achieved international recognition with his portrayals of characters in Spanish television series, such as Rafael Duque in Without tits there is no paradise and Alberto Márquez in Velvet, o en Sense8.
In addition, he joined the cast of The paper house, one of the most popular Netflix fictions, which turned Spanish bank robbers into heroes.
Silvestre will be part of the fifth season, which is in full swing. Although it is unknown what role he will have, images of him appeared with Úrsula Corberó, who plays Tokio. The actor was also filming the series with Lali Espósito Red sky.
Luis Gerardo Méndez is the other chosen to lead religious fiction. The interpreter is one of the most recognized in Mexico. Starred We the noble, one of the highest grossing comedies in his country in 2013. His international fame came with his role as Salvador “Chava” Iglesias Jr. in the Ravens Club launched in 2015. It was Netflix’s first original series in Spanish.
Méndez was also part of Mystery on board, movie starring Adam Sandler junto a Jennifer Aniston, and is one of the most watched original films on Netflix with 73 million views.
The Mexican is also part of Charlie’s Angels and recently produced and starred Half Brothers, his first film as a producer in the United States, which will be released in December.
This is the inaugural project of the agreement between VIS and Campanella, which contemplates that the Argentine develop and produce premium content. Another of the fictions that they will do together is Outlaw, a series based on the story of Joaquín Murrieta, the famous California bandit
“We are not only delighted to be working with a legendary director and producer, Juan José Campanella, on the incredible project Those sent …”, Began Juan Carlos Acosta, president of ViacomCBS Networks Americas. He continued: “We are equally excited to be able to offer this new premium product to our customers.”
“We can think of even more ambitious projects without limiting ourselves in terms of formats and platforms, prioritizing good ideas,” Campanella said after signing with VIS.