VIS & La Claqueta Pact for Jamila


ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) and La Claqueta have inked a co-development deal for Jamila, a fictional drama series.

Jamila follows three characters whose paths cross in Seville—Tamara, a young woman ousted from her late father’s illegal business by her uncles; rising football player Calderón, who suffers a life-changing injury; and Manuel, a garbage truck driver who dreams of a different life. When a sexual blackmail case goes wrong, the trio attempts to launch a weed business to help them out of their struggles.

La Claqueta PC will co-develop the series with VIS, with the participation of creators Alberto Marini and Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo, who are serving as showrunners. José Rodríguez Suárez is also a co-creator, as well as the lead writer on the series.

Laura Abril, senior VP of VIS for EMEA and Asia, said: “We are excited to partner with La Claqueta, a production company internationally recognized for their work in the film and TV industry, on such an exciting project. By inking strategic partnerships with industry leaders, we demonstrate our commitment to delivering the best content for our viewers on all platforms: Jamila is another testament of our strategy to create and produce content that can both resonate locally and have a global reach.”

Olmo Figueredo González-Quevedo added: “Jamila will be my second experience with Alberto Marini after Your Son and with José Rodríguez after Goodbye. I couldn’t imagine a better team to shape this Sevillian story of drug trafficking, soccer, extortion, money and garbage. Lots of garbage. Being able to do it hand in hand with ViacomCBS International Studios is a privilege.”