Prime Video Celebrates Record-Breaking Year with Global Success of Spanish Originals

Prime Video Celebrates Record-Breaking Year with Global Success of Spanish Originals and Unveils a Diverse Slate of Star-studded New Projects

Thriller Zeta starring renowned actor Mario Casas; Elena Anaya’s comedy series Cochinas; a documentary on hit singer Bad Gyal; action series Punto Nemo; and three true-crime documentaries, Cómo cazar a un monstruo, Medina: El estafador de famosos and Infiltrada en el búnker to launch on Prime Video

Fan favourites Reina Roja and Operación Triunfo will return with new seasons

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MADRID—July 9, 2024—Prime Video showcased the breadth and depth of the service as part of a Prime Video Presents showcase in Spain today. The one-stop entertainment destination unveiled seven new local productions in response to the growing global demand for Spanish content, along with a raft of other announcements. The event comes on the back of a record-breaking first half of the year for Prime Video in Spain, that saw Spanish Original series Reina Roja feature in the Top 10 most-watched titles internationally at launch, and the hugely-popular Operación Triunfo become the most acquisitive Spanish Original in the history of Prime Video in Spain. Prime members in Spain enjoy savings, convenience, and entertainment, all in a single membership for just €4.99/month or best value €49.90/year. Additionally, a discounted membership option is offered to students for €24.95/year through Prime Student, which includes a 90-day free trial.

Renowned stars including Mario Casas (Tres metros sobre el cielo), Elena Anaya (La piel que habito), Malena Alterio (Aquíno hay quien viva), Najwa Nimri (La casa de papel), Anna Castillo (La llamada), andMaxi Iglesias (Los artistas: primeros trazos), and respected directors such as Dani de la Torre (La sombra de la ley) , Paula Ortiz (La novia) and Hugo Stuven (El desafío) appeared on stage alongside Ricardo Cabornero, Director, Prime Video Spain and Portugal; María José Rodríguez, Head of Spanish Originals, Prime Video Spain; and Luis Gómez, Head of TV, Prime Video Spain.

"We are thrilled to celebrate a record-breaking year so far for Prime Video in Spain," said Ricardo Cabornero, Director at Prime Video in Spain and Portugal. "Our continued investment in locally-produced series, movies and live entertainment, coupled with our expanding portfolio of premium Channels and our strong movie offering through the Prime Video Store, along with our slate of hit global Original movies and series, allows us to deliver unparalleled choice and value to our Prime members in Spain, building on our ambition to become the definitive entertainment destination for our customers."

"The diverse and ambitious slate of Spanish Original productions have clearly captured the imagination of both Spanish and global audiences on Prime Video,” added María José Rodríguez, Head of Spanish Originals at Prime Video. “We are bringing more gripping thrillers, hilarious comedies, captivating live talent shows, and powerful documentaries and believe new titles like Zeta and Cochinas will enchant and delight even more Prime Video customers around the world.”

Prime Video unveiled seven new projects, adding one movie (Zeta), one scripted series (Cochinas) and three unscripted titles (Cómo cazar a un monstruo, Medina: El estafador de famosos, and Infiltrada en el búnker) to its Originals line-up; and one documentary (La Joia: Bad Gyal) and one series (Punto Nemo) to the licensed and exclusive catalogue. Announcements made at the Prime Video Presents event include:

A STRONG COMMITMENT TO SPANISH CINEMA

Prime members will be able to enjoy a compelling slate of high-quality local Original movies in 2024 including the action adventure Apocalipsis Z: El principio del fin, set to debut on 31 October.

Culpa Mía has become the most-watched international movie in Prime Video’s history globally.

New Original titles launching in 2025 and beyond include teen comedy Viaje de fin de curso, starring Berta Castañé and Yolanda Ramos, youth drama Enemigos with emerging actors Christian Checa and Hugo Welzel, and the action-packed thriller Zeta with acclaimed actor Mario Casas.

Prime Video announced its commitment to premiering two new Original movies in selected theatres across the country before launching exclusively on the streaming service. The much-awaited fact-based tale of the extraordinary and tragic life of Hildegart Rodríguez, La virgen roja, starring Nawja Nimri and Alba Planas, available in theatres on 27 September and teen drama Sigue mi voz featuring Berta Castañer and Jae Woo, set to launch in theatres on 14 February.

Prime Video is also committed to supporting local hit movies with strong theatrical distribution, including Odio el Verano and Cuerpo Escombro, which will be available on the service for Prime members to enjoy as part of their subscription months after their theatrical release.

DIVERSE SERIES LINEUP INCLUDING THE THIRD SEASON OF REINA ROJA AND NEW ORIGINAL COMEDY COCHINAS STARRING GOYA-AWARD WINNER ELENA ANAYA

Prime Video confirmed that hit Original series Reina Roja will return for a third season, following the first season’s international success and a second season set to launch soon.

The service announced two new projects set to debut next year: the exciting Original comedy series Cochinas, starring Goya-award winner Elena Anaya; and action series Punto Nemo, starring a talented ensemble cast including Óscar Jaenada, Alba Flores and Maxi Iglesias.

Prime Video released first-looks for post-apocalyptic Original comedy series En fin set to debut this September, and the second season of Citas Barcelona launching this autumn. The service also announced that long-running comedy series La que se avecina will return for an impressive 15th season later this year.

THE RETURN OF OPERACIÓN TRIUNFO NEXT SEPTEMBER

Prime Video's first ever live entertainment show and most acquisitive Spanish Original, Operación Triunfo, will return to screens for a new season in September 2025.

OT23: La gira, the 60-min documentary that will follow the contestants as they embark on the musical tour, is set to premiere this September, alongside a special new concert film recorded during the stop at the WiZink Center in Madrid, which will provide fans with an up-close look at the OT23 tour.

NEW TRUE CRIME & STAR-STUDDED DOCUSERIES AND RETURNING SEASONS OF FAN FAVOURITES

Prime Video announced three new true-crime Original docuseries: Cómo cazar a un monstruo, which follows the story of YouTuber and filmmaker Carles Tamayo as he tries to seek justice in the face of the impunity for a child molester living outside the law, launching on 6 September;Medina: El estafador de famosos, about the alleged celebrity scammer Antonio Medina, set to launch in October; and Infiltrada en el búnker, about the longest infiltration of a European pharmaceutical lab, due next year.

La Joia: Bad Gyal, which follows the hit singer on her latest tour will premiere exclusively on Prime Video later this year.

Prime members can also look forward to new seasons of fan-favourite title Pombo, which will return for a fourth season after its third instalment premieres in October, and popular docuseries Dulceida: Al desnudo, also set to come back for a second season next year, focusing on stars Aida and Alba’s journey into motherhood.

Prime Video also released first-looks for Elías León Siminiani’s El Circo de los Muchachos launching this November, and the docuseries Calleja en el espacio that will see the popular adventurer, Jesús Calleja, become the first Spanish non-astronaut to go into space, and is set to debut soon on Prime Video. The service also released the trailer for Courtois: la vuelta del número 1, which will premiere on 20 September.

LEADING ENTERTAINMENT DESTINATION WITH LARGE CHANNEL’S SELECTION AND THE ADDITION OF SERIES THROUGH THE PRIME VIDEO STORE, BRINGING EVEN MORE CHOICE TO CUSTOMERS

Prime members are able to subscribe to an increasing wide range of Channels through Prime Video including SkyShowtime,withanintroductory offer (50% off for 3 months) available until 17 July,Max,which offers access to the highly anticipatedHouse of the Dragonand the 2024 Olympics,DAZN, AtresplayerPremium Familiar, FlixOlé, AMC+ and Acontra+.

Through the Prime Video Store, customers can buy or rent highly-anticipated movies like Disney’s Inside Out 2, Mufasa: The Lion King and Deadpool & Wolverine, as well as Sony Pictures’Bad Boys: Ride or Die and Venom: The Last Dance, and Paramount’s Gladiator II. One of the big new additions to the Prime Video Store is the introduction of series to the catalogue later this year, bringing even more choice to Prime members. Customers will be able to enjoy the latest new releases as well as popular TV classics.

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Prime Video is a one-stop entertainment destination offering customers a vast collection of premium programming in one application available across thousands of devices. On Prime Video, customers can find their favorite movies, series, documentaries, and live entertainment– including Amazon MGM Studios-produced series and movies Culpa mía, Reina Roja, Los Farad, Saltburn, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Reacher, The Boys, and AIR and talent show Operación Triunfo; licensed fan favorites La que se avecina and Pombo; and programming from partners such as Atresplayer, DAZN, LaLiga SmartBank, FlixOlé, MGM+, AMC+, AMC Selekt, AContra+, MUBI, Hayu, Noggin and Qello Concerts via Prime Video Channels add-on subscriptions. Prime Video is one benefit among many that provides savings, convenience, and entertainment as part of the Prime membership. All customers, regardless of whether they have a Prime membership or not, can rent or buy titles, including blockbusters such as The Color Purple and Anyone but you, via the Prime Video Store. Customers can also go behind the scenes of their favorite movies and series with exclusive X-Ray access. For more info visitwww.amazon.com/primevideo.

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July 10, 2024 1:02pm ET by Prime Video  

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