Walter Presents: Mr Avila wins International Emmy

The pilot aired on Channel 4 on 21st November at 11pm, following which the entire series will be available to view on All 4

We are delighted to announce that ahead of its UK premiere tonight on Channel 4, Walter Presents: Mr Avila has won an International Emmy for Best Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program. Upon the release of the first series in Mexico it won awards at ATVC Awards and the Telly Awards and since then has received a plethora of other accolades.

Walter Presents: Mr Avila is a gripping thriller from Mexico portraying the trials and tribulations of a ‘hitman with a heart’ who struggles to juggle his life as a family man with his career as a top assassin. This beautiful and profoundly affecting series has echoes of Luc Besson’s celebrated film ‘Leon’, the Sopranos and Six Feet Under, combining the intensity of a violent thriller with the pathos of a family saga. 

Mr Avila is a middle-class, life insurance salesman, husband and father, who leads a double life as a hit man for hire in a brutal criminal organization, whose HQ is conveniently and innovatively placed in the local funeral parlour. At first glance, Ávila’s life is hardly any different from that of any other citizen in a big city; however, leading and preserving his double life is about to become a whole lot harder. 

Ávila is unexpectedly promoted, becoming the boss of this clandestine organized crime Company. The new position will bring problems and responsibilities and Mr Avila soon finds out that there is a very fine balance to be struck in order to prevent the delicate house of cards from come tumbling down. As the past comes back to collect its dues his life, as well as that of his wife, María, and his son Emiliano become a nightmare from which there appears to be no escape.

November 22, 2017 7:51am ET by Channel 4  

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