Academy Award nominee Stanley Tucci (The Lovely Bones, Big Night, The Devil Wears Prada) has come on board Alejandro Amenábar’s original limited series La Fortuna.
Inspired by the Spanish graphic novel El Tesoro del Cisne Negro (The Treasure of the Black Swan) by Paco Roca and Guillermo Corral, the six-part series stars Tucci as treasure hunter Frank Wild. He joins the cast alongside Álvaro Mel, who plays inexperienced diplomat Alex Ventura, and Ana Polvorosa, as Alex’s colleague in work and adventure, Lucia.
AMC Studios and Movistar+ will produce the series in collaboration with MOD Pictures. Production begins this week on location in Madrid, Cádiz, Zaragoza, Galicia and the Basque Country, and will move to North America in 2021. The series will premiere in 2021 on AMC in the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean as well as Movistar+ in Spain.
Amenábar is also slated to make his television directorial debut directing all six episodes.
Amenábar commented, “These days shooting a series such as this one is a big challenge that all our team takes on with enormous enthusiasm and responsibility. La Fortuna is fundamentally about optimism and the will to fight. Alex Ventura’s journey is also ours. We aim to fully succeed, but above all, we hope to offer the audience a good dose of excitement and entertainment next year.”