ORIGINAL PRODUCTION / PREMIERES / UP FRONT
New seasons of SUCCESSION and INSECURE, the second part of THE VOW, the miniseries MARE OF EASTTOWN with Kate Winslet and EL HUÉSPED AMERICANO, a Brazilian series with international talent, including Aidan Quinn, Dana Delaney (TRUE BLOOD) and actor Chico Díaz . Also, the premiere of the film TWIST, starring Sir Michael Caine, Lena Headey and Raff Law, based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
In a virtual event presented by WarnerMedia Latin America, new original productions and extensive content offering from the company’s General Entertainment (GE) area were made public, including everything new that is coming to HBO’s Latin American audience in 2021.
Gustavo Grossmann, Head of the GE Networks for WarnerMedia Latin America was in charge of presenting this year’s titles, which will strengthen the diverse entertainment proposal that HBO offers to audiences in Latin America. New seasons of SUCCESSION and INSECURE, the second part of THE VOW, as well as the highly anticipated limited series MARE OF EASTTOWN, with Kate Winslet, are only a few of the titles that are a part of the channel’s broad offering in 2021.
Productions from different parts of the world stand out among HBO’s premieres this year, such as the Spanish series LA ZONA and EL DIA DE MAÑANA, along with HBO’s first Norwegian series, BEFOREIGNERS, which has captured the attention audiences with its interesting and intriguing story. Additionally, BEARTOWN, a Swedish original series based on the bestselling novel of the same name will also premiere in 2021.
Other new productions hitting HBO’s screen this year include the original limited series MARE OF EASTTOWN, starring Kate Winslet; THE NEVERS, a new sci-fi drama about a group of Victorian women in London; the original Argentine production ENTRE HOMBRES, based on the book by the same name by Germán Maggiori; and THE AMERICAN GUEST, a Brazilian series with an international cast, including Aidan Quinn and Dana Delaney (TRUE BLOOD), about former US President Theodore Roosevelt’s journey in Brazil alongside Brazilian army officer Cândido Rondon, played by Chico Díaz.
Furthermore, Grossmann highlighted the 10th anniversary celebration of the premiere of the highly acclaimed and multi-award-winning series GAME OF THRONES and looked ahead to the premiere of the long-awaited HOUSE OF THE DRAGON in 2022. He also presented the series that will return to the channel with new seasons. The Roy family is back in 2021 with the third season of SUCCESSION; IN TREATMENT presents its fourth season, starring Emmy Award winner Uzo Aduba; INSECURE, starring Issa Rae, will return for a fifth and final season; and the Brazilian miniseries HARD, starring Natalia Lage, will also return with new episodes.
As for the non-fiction stories that will arrive to HBO screens this year are: THE LADY AND THE DALE, a documentary series about Elizabeth Carmichael, an entrepreneur who promoted a low-cost three-wheeled vehicle; and the second part of the documentary series THE VOW, which follows the story of a group of people who were deeply involved with the NXIVM organization and the outcome of founder Keith Raniere. Also, IN THE KEY OF JOY, a documentary about the renowned international singer Sergio Mendes, and a documentary series from Brazilian Singer Paulinho Moska called TU CASA ES MI CASA.
Also announced was the premiere of the film TWIST, produced by Particular Crowd, under the new label of “HBO Latin America Movies”; this being the first time that the brand has produced films of this type. TWIST stars Sir Michael Caine, Lena Headey and Raff Law, and is based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens.
Moreover, the production of a new original series, titled AMSTERDAM, was announced, which will be filmed in Mexico and Uruguay. The series follows a couple who decides to amicably separate, except that they can’t figure out what to do with their dog. Production will also begin on the new Brazilian series ÁREA DE SERVICIO, a comedy written and created by Pedro Cardoso and Graziella Moretto, which addresses the relationship between social classes with sharp humor. And finally, a third season of the original Argentine series, THE BRONZE GARDEN was confirmed.