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Spanish-French Thriller Hierro in the Works


Atlantique Productions and Portocabo are in development on the thriller Hierro with Spain’s Movistar+ and France’s ARTE.

Hierro marks the first-ever co-development between France and Spain for a TV series. Written by Pepe Coira, Coral Cruz and Araceli Gonda, the eight-part thriller is set in Hierro, a secluded island in the Canary archipelago. Development is underway and shooting is expected to begin in early 2018.

Alfonso Blanco will produce for Portocabo, and Olivier Bibas and Jimmy Desmarais for Atlantique Productions.

Bibas and Desmarais commented: “Launching a development in Spain with Movistar and ARTE in France is a new exciting step for Atlantique and matches our strategy to foster new collaborations in Southern Europe. Hierro Island is a very exciting arena for a thriller and we are extremely happy to team up with Portocabo.”

Blanco added: “I’m very happy to announce that Hierro is moving along with first-class partners like Atlantique, Movistar and ARTE France, and especially to make the announcement here at Series Mania, where the project sprung to life after receiving the award at Berlinale’s CoPro Series.”

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