Viacom Plots To Catch a Thief TV Remake


Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Southern and Western Europe, Middle East and Africa and Viacom International Studios (VIS) Latin America are co-producing To Catch a Thief (Atrapa a un Ladrón), a Spanish-language series remake of the classic Alfred Hitchcock movie.

Pablo Echarri—who has starred in movies such as The Method (El Método) and Burnt Money (Plata Quemada)—will play Juan Garay, alias “The Cat.” Alexandra Jiménez—whose 20-year career across TV and cinema includes Spanish Movie, Super López and Kiki, Love to Love—will play Lola Garay, a police inspector and wife of the former burglar Juan.

The ten-episode series is being brought to life by Javier Olivares, whose work includes Isabel and The Department of Time (El Ministerio del Tiempo).

“We are incredibly excited to take part in this groundbreaking project with Viacom International Studios,” said Amalia Martinez de Velasco, senior VP of entertainment brands for Viacom Southern and Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We are bringing together a talented cast from Latin America and Spain under the guidance of the world-class showrunner Javier Olivares to produce this high-quality, Spanish-language original TV series for international markets. To Catch a Thief marks an important step forward for us into the world of original productions for the Paramount TV channels across our regions.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with our colleagues from Southern and Western Europe, Middle East and Africa to reinvent this classic film title into a premiere series for all viewing platforms,” added Juan “JC” Acosta, executive VP and COO for VIMN Americas and VIS. “Securing such incredible talent for the series is testament to the quality programming we strive to produce with all of our VIS productions, and we are proud to be able to offer to key clients around the globe.”