DIRECTV LatAm & Mediapro Renew Todo por el Juego


The series Todo por el Juego, co-produced by Mediapro Group and DIRECTV Latin America, has been ordered for a second season.

The series is based on the novel El Fútbol no es Así, written by Javier Tebas and Pedro Torrens. It looks at the dark side of a fictionalized football team in Spain impacted by politics, passion and corruption.

Tebas is the president of Spain’s national sports association La Liga Nacional de Fútbol Profesional (National Professional Football League), commonly known as LaLiga. Showrunner and director Daniel Calparsoro (Cien años de perdón, Salto al vacío, A ciegas, Pasajes, Guerreros) returns for season two, as do stars Roberto Enriquez (Mariano Hidalgo) and Patricia Vico (Nuria Ballesteros). New characters from Argentina, Mexico and the U.S., among other countries, will be introduced.

Imagina International Sales will distribute the second season of the series.

Willard Tressel, general manager of OnDIRECTV and co-executive producer, said, “We’re thrilled to bring an entire new season of Todo por el Juego and continue the excitement of the series in response to the call of fans in the region. I’m also thrilled to work with our partners, Mediapro Group, on the development, production and distribution. We’ve got a true dream team.”

Javier Méndez, content director of Grupo Mediapro, added, “We are really proud of the global success obtained with this passionate thriller and we are willing to repeat the whole experience in this second season with our excellent partner DIRECTV.”