Antena 3 Acquires Spanish Adaptation of Mother


Antena 3 has begun airing Heridas, the Castilian Spanish adaptation of Nippon TV’s Mother that originally debuted on Atresplayer Premium.

The adaptation sees a woman return to Spain after seven years of studying abroad, moving to a town far away from her adoptive family to maintain distance. Traumatized by being abandoned by her biological mother, she swore she would never become one herself, until she finds little Alba in a garbage bag.

Heridas is produced by Atresmedia Televisión in collaboration with Buendía Estudios. It is the eighth international deal for the drama format, as Mother has already been licensed to CJ ENM (South Korea), MF Yapim (Turkey), STB TV (Ukraine), JSL Global Media (Thailand), Radiant Pictures (China), GoPlay (Indonesia) and Incognita (France).

“The series tells a gripping story that engages the viewer,” said Montse García, director of fiction at Atresmedia Televisión. “Both the original Japanese version (Mother) and the Spanish adaptation that we have made at Atresmedia (Heridas) share elements that have a universal character, such as the love for a daughter, and that impact moves viewers everywhere on the planet. We are very happy with the result of Heridas. It is a great series that we premiered in 2022 on our pay platform Atresplayer Premium, which was very well received by audiences and critics. Now we are premiering it on Antena 3, our main channel and the most-watched television channel in Spain. We are very excited because we are sure that viewers will enjoy and be moved by this great story.”

Heridas was another magnificent adaptation of Mother, and we are so proud of its success streaming on Atresplayer as well as receiving multiple awards already,” said Keisuke Miyata, head of sales, international business development, at Nippon TV. “We expect further broadcast success on free-to-air channel Antena 3 in Spain, and many international expansions for this remarkable series in the future as well.”