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MHz Choice Picks Up Spanish Dramedy Arde Madrid


The SVOD service MHz Choice is adding to its roster the dramedy Arde Madrid: Burn Madrid Burn, which becomes available on May 5.

Directed by Paco León (April 9th), Arde Madrid: Burn Madrid Burn is set in Franco’s Madrid in 1961. Shot in Spain, the eight-episode series stars Debi Mazar, León and Inma Cuestra. It is loosely based on actress and Hollywood star Ava Gardner’s move to Madrid, to flee her husband Frank Sinatra, Metro Goldwyn Mayer and the paparazzi that followed her everywhere and made her life impossible.

Produced in Spain for Telefonica’s Movistar Plus, it quickly became the streaming platform’s most-binged series after its release.

“We loved everything about this series from the minute we first saw it,” said Frederick Thomas, CEO and president of MHz Networks. “The decision to film in black and white really paid off.  It vividly captured the Dolce Vita lifestyle of Gardner and the colorful characters of Madrid who surrounded her. For us it’s golden, and we’re delighted it found it’s home on MHz Choice.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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