Spanish Version of Nippon TV’s Mother Gears Up for Launch


The Castilian Spanish adaptation of Nippon TV’s Mother is set to debut on Atresplayer in Spain next month.

The 13×50-minute local treatment, titled Heridas, addresses the issue of child abandonment and the search for one’s own identity through the present and past experiences of its two protagonists. It is slated to debut on April 17.

The filming took place in locations in Cadiz, Tarifa, Cabo de Gata, Madrid, Guadalajara and Toledo. It is a production by Atresmedia TV in collaboration with Buendía Estudios.

Spain marks the eighth international deal for this hit drama, which 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).

Montse García, director of fiction at Atresmedia TV, said: “We’re very excited about the upcoming premiere of Heridas. We presented the series at the Malaga Film Festival, one of the most important Spanish film festivals, and it has received critical and public acclaim. It’s a fascinating story, and this is demonstrated by the great international success achieved by the original series, Mother. We hope that Heridas will follow the same path.”

Keisuke Miyata, head of sales, international business development, at Nippon TV, added: “We are very excited about the eighth adaptation of our most successful series in Spain. We have been waiting for this great opportunity to partner with Atresmedia, which is a powerful production company that is well known worldwide. I still remember strongly when we first met each other at MIPTV in 2019. The producers of Atresmedia came to us and expressed how much they were passionate about producing their local adaptation of this series and we were very touched. We are thrilled that it will be streamed on their digital platform and then will air on their network. We look forward to this series being distributed internationally for the global audience.”