A+E Networks International has landed the global distribution rights to Hernán, a new Spanish-language historical drama from Onza Entertainment and Dopamine.
This will be the first Spanish-language scripted series on the A+E Networks distribution slate and marks the expansion of the company’s international drama co-pro strategy, which kicked off last year with Miss Scarlet and the Duke. The series premieres on Amazon Prime Video in Latin America on November 21, followed by HISTORY Latin America and TV Azteca in Mexico 24 hours later. A second season is already in preproduction.
“Hernán effectively expands the scope of A+E International’s commitment to building our co-production and international IP distribution businesses,” said Patrick Vien, group managing director for international at A+E Networks. “The series takes the brightest talent and highest production values to accurately tell the story of Hernán, a man of total contradictions. What the show does is not only allow you to understand the man and his loves, but the cultural implications of his actions.”
The series stars Óscar Jaenada as 16th-century conquistador and explorer Hernán Cortés. Season one consists of eight episodes, chronicling how Cortés became the founding father of Mexico during its colonization by Spanish forces.