VIS, RTVE & Onza Align for Cop Drama


ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has entered into a deal with the Spanish network RTVE and production company Onza to produce the police thriller Parot, based on a controversial judicial reform carried out in Spain in 2013.

The series will have ten hour-long episodes, which have begun filming in Madrid, Spain. Written by Pilar Nadal (showrunner), Alonso Laporta, Olga Salvador, Mauricio Romero, Luis Murillo and Luis Murillo Arias, Parot is based on the 2013 decision to overturn Spain’s “Parot Doctrine,” an amendment that denied people convicted of serious crimes specific rights granted by Spanish law that limited or reduced the maximum term of imprisonment.

“We are very excited to be able to develop and produce Parot together with RTVE and Onza, betting once again on alliances with major industry partners as part of the studio’s comprehensive strategy,” said Federico Cuervo, senior VP and head of VIS Americas. “This deal encourages us to continue developing localized content with a global scope and to deepen the relationship with the VIS EMEAA team in Spain led by Laura Abril.”