- Gaumont, the studio behind the Netflix drama series Narcos, and Amazon Prime Video Original has signed a multi-project agreement with the award-winning writer and director.
Lucía Puenzo (XXY, La Jauría, The German doctor) signed this agreement according to Nicolas Atlan, president of Gaumont U.S.They will carry out several project agreements between them, the series Futuro Desierto, a near-future, dystopian thriller centered around a robotics engineer who moves his family to a remote town in Patagonia where he is tasked with secretly testing the first humanoid robots. Puenzo will be co-showrunner alongside Nicolás Puenzo (co-director of CROMO & La Jauría), with both to direct multiple episodes throughout the series.
The second project is currently titled This is Not a Love Song and accounts the incredible life story of Tina Modotti, the eccentric Italian feminist photographer, model, actress and revolutionary political activist who rubbed elbows with some of Latin America’s greatest luminaries and artists from the 20th century. Puenzo will serve as showrunner and direct the series. Lucas Akoskin (On the Milky Road, Nightingale) and Leonor Varela (Alpha, Captive, Dallas, Lethal Weapon) are attached to Executive Produce with Varela starring as Tina Modotti.
“Lucia is an extraordinary talent with a strong track record of creating compelling and visually captivating stories, and we are thrilled to be working with her on these two projects”, said Gaumont’s Christian Gabela, SVP, Creative Executive, Head of Latin America & Spain.
“The Gaumont team has shown a remarkable expertise, innovation and intelligence in their feedback, making our collaboration one of the most rewarding experiences I´ve had.” added Lucía Puenzo.
As a writer, Puenzo’s novels and short stories have been translated in over 15 languages and she was chosen by the prestigious English literary magazine GRANTA as one of the 20 most important young writers in the Spanish language.
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